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Despatch teenager (18) still missing, father 'has faith' he will return

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Almonré Antovian Ashley Roman. This is his most recent photo on Facebook - 26 November 2022.
Almonré Antovian Ashley Roman. This is his most recent photo on Facebook - 26 November 2022.
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Despatch police are urgently seeking the community's assistance in tracing an 18-year-old teenager who was reported missing on Tuesday, 6 December 2022.

According to Colonel Priscilla Naidu, it is alleged that on Monday, 5 December at about 10:10 Almonré Antovian Ashley Roman was dropped off by a relative at the Pick n Pay in Despatch.

"According to video footage, he was seen jumping into a white VW Kombi. He has since not returned to his home in Koraan Street in Despatch," Naidu said. 

He was dressed in a cream polo neck jersey, a black jacket and blue jeans. He is about 1.6m tall and weighs about 49kg’s. 

His father, Wesley Uithaler, spoke to Patrick Lindoor during a live Facebook video and said the last time he saw his son was on Monday at 09:40, before he was dropped off at the Pick n Pay. 

"I want to say thank you to everyone for their support. Thank you to everyone for their prayers - let's keep on praying. We know Almonré is going to come back, we expect good news. As believers we don't move by sight, we are not moved by what we hear, but we are children...we are sons and daughters of faith," Uithaler said.

  • Anyone who may know the whereabouts of Roman is asked to contact SAPS Despatch, D/Sgt Rohan Nel on 082 441 7828 or Crime Stop on 08600 10111 or the nearest police station. All information is confidential and callers may remain anonymous. 
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Almonré Antovian Ashley Roman
Almonré Antovian Ashley Roman has been missing since 5 December.

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