Constantia family ‘keeping to themselves’ after mom’s disappearance

2018-02-26 15:13
PHOTO: Facebook/ @Nicola Packham

PHOTO: Facebook/ @Nicola Packham

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Police are conducting forensic tests to establish whether the body of a woman found in a burnt-out car in Diep River, Cape Town, is that of a missing Constantia woman.

Family members of Gill Packham (57) reported her missing on Thursday afternoon at the Diep River police station. She was last seen leaving her home early on Thursday morning in her green BMW. She’d been on her way to Springfield Convent School, where she works in the office.

 The family is very upset and keeping to themselves, a friend of the family told YOU.

 “They are all tight-lipped and do not want to say anything. I haven’t even seen them since it all happened.”

 On Thursday evening police were called to the scene of a burning BMW at the Diep River train station.

 “The burnt body of an unidentified female was found in the boot of the vehicle,” police spokesman Lt-Col André Traut says. “Both matters are being investigated by police and it’s too soon to make an assumption or to link the disappearance of Mrs Packham to the burning vehicle.

 “We’re awaiting feedback from forensics in terms of the post mortem reports.  Detectives are also reviewing video footage and other possible evidence.”

 According to news website Netwerk24 a middle-aged man dressed in blue shorts is connected to the burnt-out car in Diep River.

 One of Gill’s daughters, Nicola, has also since removed the heartbreaking Facebook post in which she pleads with people to help look for her “precious mom”. 

No arrests have been made.



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