UPDATE: Courtney Pieters' big sister found, unharmed, say police

2019-09-02 14:46
Mikayla Pieters (Supplied)

Mikayla Pieters (Supplied)

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Mikayla Pieters, the sister of slain toddler Courtney Pieters, has been found after she had gone missing on Saturday, Western Cape police say.

Police spokesperson Lieutenant Colonel Andrè Traut confirmed that she was found "unharmed". 

Earlier reports indicated that she was last seen on August 31 leaving Delft in an Elsies River taxi.

Traut revealed no other information about Mikayla's disappearance and circumstances around her being found.

In a post on Elsies River Gangwatch Facebook page, the news was also confirmed, with the administrators of the page thanking those who helped spread the word about her disappearance.

ALSO READ: BREAKING | Man arrested for UCT student Uyinene Mrwetyana's disappearance charged with murder, rape

Courtney Pieters was 3 years old when she disappeared from her home in Elsies River. 

After a lengthy search, which included neighbours and volunteers scratching through rubble, her body was found in a shallow grave in Epping Industria in May 2018.

Mortimer Saunders was sentenced to two life terms for her murder and rape. 

News of Mikayla's disappearance comes after the brief appearance of Kyle Ruiters in the Bellville Magistrate's Court for allegedly killing and chopping up Lynette Volschenk at her flat.

Earlier on Monday, a man also appeared in the Wynberg Magistrate's Court in connection with the disappearance of University of Cape Town student Uyinene Mrwetyana. He has been charged with murder, rape and defeating the ends of justice.

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