Police have not given up on missing Courtney

2017-05-10 16:04
Neighbours search for Courtney Pieters. (Jenni Evans, News24)

Neighbours search for Courtney Pieters. (Jenni Evans, News24)

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


NGO teams up with police to find missing persons

2017-02-08 11:58

There's hope for families of missing persons thanks to a collaborations between SAPS and NGOs. Watch.WATCH

Cape Town - Cape Town police have not given up on 3-year-old Courtney Pieters, who has been missing for almost a week.

"We will continue to follow up on all the leads and will broaden our search," Elsie's River spokesperson Captain Daphney O'Reilly said on Wednesday.

Pieters disappeared last Thursday, May 4. She was last seen a block away from her home in Pluto Street, at the corner of Milky Way and Grand Vue roads.

She was barefoot and wearing a yellow and white T-shirt and blue shorts.

READ: Search for Courtney Pieters continues

So far residents have sifted through rubbish at illegal dump sites, poked at disturbed ground, and looked into wheelie bins being taken to trucks on collection day.

O'Reilly said one person was taken in for questioning at the weekend, but was released.

Police are desperate for any other sightings of the girl. These can be reported to Captain Taylor and Colonel Themba Barnies at the Elsie's River police station on 021 928 1400.

Celeste Adonis, the family's spokesperson, said they want police to go through the area with sniffer dogs again, as the search continues.

On Monday, her mother Juanita Pieters and Courtney's father Aaron Fourie watched CCTV footage taken from a filling station, but it was not their little girl.

Adonis said Juanita had been unable to sleep and that not even sleeping pills were helping her get rest.

Read more on:    cape town  |  missing persons

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.

Inside News24

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.

Traffic Alerts
There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.


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.


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.