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Albertinia: Missing girls, both nine, found deceased in a shack


Sharon Arries and Jacorien Maurelia Vaaltyn, both nine, went missing on Wednesday and their bodies were found on Thursday evening.

The bodies of two nine-year-old girls who went missing on Wednesday were located in a shack on the evening of Thursday, 22 September.

Albertinia community are mourning the loss of the little girls

The Albertinia community in the Western Cape are mourning the loss of the young girls. Sharon Arries and Jacorien Maurelia Vaaltyn are the names of the two children who went missing earlier this week.

IOL reports that residents in the community caused chaos after they discovered the girls’ bodies in a shack. The shack was located in someone’s backyard and the community went on the hunt for the alleged suspect, armed with pangas.

Hessaqua mayor to visit the girls’ families

Speaking to the publication, Hessaqua Mayor Grant Riddles stated that Albertinia and the broader Hessaqua community are in mourning. Riddles says he will soon visit the family of the young girls adding that the SAPS needs to be assisted to find the person responsible for the crime.

The lives of two innocent young girls were brutally taken away. Albertinia and the broader Hessaqua community are in mourning. These types of crimes are strongly condemned and will not be tolerated in our communities.

Residents need to assist the Albertinia police so that the guilty person responsible for this crime can be arrested and face the full might of the law,” said Riddles.

Shocking! Missing KZN toddlers found floating in a river

Meanwhile, it was reported last month that two toddlers who were reported missing were found deceased and their bodies floating in uMvuzane River in KwaZulu-Natal (KZN). The KwaMsane Family Violence, Child Protection and Sexual Offences Unit (FCS) had appealed to the members of the public for assistance in locating the two toddlers. 

According to police, the two minors were last seen on 20 August 2022 at 14:00 at their home at Ogengele in Mtubatuba.  Both victims were described as having light in complexion and short hair during the search. 

KZN police spokesperson, Constable Thenjiswa Ngcobo said KwaMsane police were called to Ogengele area near uMvuzane River where two bodies were found in the river on Thursday, 25 August. Ngcobo said the toddlers were identified by family members as the children who went missing on Sunday, 20 August. Read the full story here.

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