War of words rages on lost-and-found teenager Anchen Muller’s Facebook page

2017-08-25 10:21
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Anchen Muller (13) from Brackenfell has been found – but now a verbal war is being waged on her Facebook page.

Next to a picture of her dad’s tattooed shoulder, people have been posting strong opinions about the strange circumstances surrounding the teenager’s disappearance and the way she was later found.

The argument has gotten so heated that Cindy Muller commented: “Time to close this FB profile.”

Felicia Scott Alberts wrote she agrees, but that it’s probably still open because a police investigation is under way.

Other comments included screenshots of Facebook posts in which it’s clear that Anchen had been planning to run away from home.

When she first disappeared, the overwhelming reaction from the public was shock. But as the days went by, more and more people started commenting on the Facebook comments adult men had made next to the 13-year-old’s Facebook pictures.

She was also heavily criticised for a screenshot of an online conversation she’d had with a friend in which she insulted her “taanie”. On the Cape Flats the word “taanie” refers to one’s mother.

When the news broke on Monday that Anchen had been missing since Friday, many people feared the worst. Anchen’s mom, Hanlie Ferreira, told newspapers that her daughter had told her she was going to stay with a friend, but Hanlie wasn’t sure if that ever happened.

News24.com reported that police found Anchen on Tuesday night at about 10.30 pm in a shack in Bishop Lavis on the Cape Flats.

She’d allegedly left home to go to a friend’s house in Bishop Lavis but he’d apparently asked her to leave because his parents were unhappy about her presence.

Reynhardt posted his gratitude on Facebook for everybody who’d help find his daughter, adding that he thinks the negative comments are unnecessary.

“The only thing that matters is that my child is safe and that I didn’t have to see her in the bushes or a dustbin.”

When approached for comment on the investigation into Anchen’s disappearance, police issued a statement confirming she’d been found and delivered to her parents.

Anchen’s mother referred enquiries to the police.

 

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