George disappearance: dad speaks out

Etienne and Heidi Scheepers. (Photo: Facebook/Heidi Scheepers)
Etienne and Heidi Scheepers. (Photo: Facebook/Heidi Scheepers)

“At this point, there’s not much clarity about many aspects,” Ettienne Scheepers said a few hours after the body of his two-year-old son, Hugo, was found at Voëlklip near George.

“My wife and daughter haven’t been found yet,” Ettienne (36) adds.

He doesn’t wish to say any more than that to the media at this time.

House wife, Heidi Scheepers (35), was last seen driving past the Herolds Bay convenience store, which Ettienne owns. She had Hugo and their daughter, Cuzette (6), who has Downs syndrome, in the vehicle with her.

Captain Malcolm Pojie, police spokesman, confirmed late on Thursday afternoon that the body of a toddler was found near the wreckage of the vehicle on the rocks at Voëlklip. The wreckage is thought to be that of the Scheepers family’s Volkswagen Caravelle.

“Police divers resumed their search this morning at first, moving down the coast from Mossel Bay to Wildernis,” Pojie told YOU.

Rumours had been doing the rounds that Heidi and her two children were last seen on the beach at Herolds Bay. They never returned home.

A broken windshield and inside panel of a car door was found new Voëlklip, near Herolds Bay, on Wednesday. Police weren’t able to confirm at the time that the wreckage belonged to the Caravelle.

One Thursday morning the road to Voëlklip was still closed to traffic and police were manning the entrance, Netwerk24 reports.

Scheepers reportedly hadn’t taken her cellphone with her, nor any extra items such as bottles for the children.

YOU called her cellphone. It’s ringing but no one answered.

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