Massive police search for missing 4-year-old

2011-08-17 15:45

A massive search has been launched for a toddler from Jan Kempdorp in the Northern Cape.

Lieutenant Colonel Mashay Gamieldien, spokesperson for the police in the province, said about 60 police officers were involved in the search for Tshepang Junior Gaduka (4).

She said the toddler was missing since Sunday.

“The family of the missing boy reported him as missing to the Jan Kempdorp police on Monday. It is believed that he was left in the care of his grandmother when his mother went to church.” Gamieldien said Tshepang was last seen at approximately 4pm on Sunday.

She confirmed that a house in Valspan, Jan Kempdorp, was searched after the police received information that Tshepang was seen at the house. “After searching the house the police found nothing and the search resumed on Tuesday morning with the assistance of search-and-rescue dogs.”

Gamieldien said the police were searching the veld on the outskirts of the town.

“We are really worried about this case, because Tshepang has been missing for three days.”

Anyone with information is requested to contact station commander of Jan Kempdorp police, Lieutenant colonel Zinikele Mgwevu on 082 495 4686.

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