Tragedy for Cape Town family as teen’s body found on mountain

2015-03-24 11:04
Michaela Adriaanse (Netwerk24)

Michaela Adriaanse (Netwerk24)

Multimedia   ·   User Galleries   ·   News in Pictures Send us your pictures  ·  Send us your stories

Cape Town - A Hanover Park father’s biggest nightmare became a reality after family members identified the body of a young woman found on the mountains above Kalk Bay as that of his daughter.

Michaela Adriaanse, 16, went missing last Thursday. She was last seen in Muizenberg.

According to Netwerk24, Adriaanse had an argument with a friend on the beach and walked off. A man was reportedly seen following her.

Western Cape police confirmed to News24 that a suspect has been taken into custody.

Police spokesperson Colonel Tembinkosi Kinana told the Cape Argus the body found on the mountain had “extensive injuries”.  

Michaela's father said he hadn't eaten or slept since she went missing.

Her aunt, Cherene Smith, thanked Kalk Bay locals for their help in searching for the teenager. She said more than 100 people turned out on Friday to help look for her.

The family was able to identify her body in the mortuary. Her backpack and the sneakers she was wearing were found with the body, Smith said.

“Michaela was always so happy and cheerful. She was never in a bad mood,” said one of her sisters, Jodie.

The 36-year-old suspect from Steenberg will appear in the Muizenberg Magistrate’s Court on Wednesday, Kinana told News24.

Read more on:    cape town  |  abductions  |  crime

Join the conversation!

24.com encourages commentary submitted via MyNews24. Contributions of 200 words or more will be considered for publication.

We reserve editorial discretion to decide what will be published.
Read our comments policy for guidelines on contributions.
NEXT ON NEWS24X

24.com publishes all comments posted on articles provided that they adhere to our Comments Policy. Should you wish to report a comment for editorial review, please do so by clicking the 'Report Comment' button to the right of each comment.

Comment on this story
69 comments
Comments have been closed for this article.

Inside News24

 
ADVERTORIAL
Competition regulation for a growing and inclusive economy

ADVERTORIAL: The Competition Commission of South Africa is conducting advocacy work in the South African automotive aftermarket industry and has gazetted a Draft Code of Conduct for public comment.

/News
Traffic Alerts
Traffic
There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.
 
English
Afrikaans
isiZulu

Hello 

Create Profile

Creating your profile will enable you to submit photos and stories to get published on News24.


Please provide a username for your profile page:

This username must be unique, cannot be edited and will be used in the URL to your profile page across the entire 24.com network.

Settings

Location Settings

News24 allows you to edit the display of certain components based on a location. If you wish to personalise the page based on your preferences, please select a location for each component and click "Submit" in order for the changes to take affect.




Facebook Sign-In

Hi News addict,

Join the News24 Community to be involved in breaking the news.

Log in with Facebook to comment and personalise news, weather and listings.