Hunt still on for Durban girl

2011-12-01 12:45

Durban - KwaZulu-Natal police were on Thursday still searching for a 10-year-old girl who went missing after her mother, who did not have custody of the child, snatched her at school.

"We don't have any leads on McKayla Rutgers' whereabouts, but we are still investigating," Captain Thulani Zwane said.

He said a kidnapping case was opened after Rutgers was picked up by her mother at Sea View primary school in Durban on Tuesday morning.

Rutgers' grandmother Leslie Raynard had custody of the girl.

"We haven't heard anything from her mother. She doesn't want me to look after the child," Raynard told Sapa.

She said the family sent the girl's mother, Calene Rutgers, a message on Facebook on Wednesday, but she did not respond.

When Calene picked up her daughter she was accompanied by two men.

"Who are those gentlemen she was with, what kind of men are they? They are not fathers," Raynard said.

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  • Go - 2011-12-01 12:58

    if her phone is Rica'd why cant they trace her cell number ? The cell companies can surely triangulate her whereaboutss ???

  • JohnnyBGood - 2011-12-01 13:51

    unfortunately there is still lots of cell-crime going on, not all numbers are registered. There are some 'nifty' people at work.

  • Winsome - 2011-12-01 14:48

    With the entire KZN public on the lookout for this child it amazes me how her kidnapper has kept her out of sight. Shows how easy it is to take a child and allow it to just disappear - like little Madeline who has never been found.

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