Bellville woman, 53, found after going missing while on holiday

02 January 2021 - 13:03 By TimesLIVE
Bellville resident Rita Hawkins was found on Saturday after going missing three days ago in the Free State town of Parys.
Bellville resident Rita Hawkins was found on Saturday after going missing three days ago in the Free State town of Parys.
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A Bellville, Cape Town, woman who went missing in the Free State three days ago, was brought to safety after being spotted by a passer-by on Saturday.

Rita Hawkins, 53, who is mentally disabled, was reported missing on December 30 while visiting an aunt in Parys.

“She was found this morning, January 2 at about 8am by a passer-by near the Vaal river in Parys,” police spokesperson Brig Motantsi Makhele said.

Makhele said Hawkins would be admitted for medical treatment and observation, and thanked all who assisted with information after she was reported missing.

“She will now be reunited with her family.”

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