The Northern Cape police have appealed for the public’s assistance in locating a 73-year-old woman, Lydia van Wyk, who went missing while visiting her daughter in Sutherland over a year ago.
AN ELDERLY Northern Cape woman, Lydia van Wyk, who went missing while visiting her daughter in Sutherland over a year ago, has not yet been found.
According to Northern Cape police spokesperson Lieutenant-Colonel Sergio Kock, the 73-year-old Van Wyk was reported missing by her daughter on January 26, 2022.
“Lydia (alias Lietie) is originally from Calvinia but was last seen at the De Bron Farm near Sutherland, where she was visiting her daughter,” Kock said.
At the time she went missing, she was wearing a brown dress. She is 1.5 metres tall, of slender build, has grey hair and speaks Afrikaans.
“The Sutherland police, South African Police Service (SAPS) Search and Rescue team and the community fine-combed the mountainous areas and all around Sutherland but could not find the elderly person,” said Kock.
“The police request that anyone with information please call Captain Marius Malan on 082 495 6638. The investigation continues.”