On August 4, a little two-year-old girl went missing while playing outside her home in Kirkwood, Eastern Cape, as the South African Police Service reports.
Social media posts began flooding timelines while posts that depicted a woman with the missing girl began circulating in the parameters of Knysna on Monday, August 16.
According to police spokesperson Sergeant Christopher Spies, “it was then that authorities became aware of her whereabouts. Members attached to the Tsitsikamma K9 responded to the information and embarked on an intensive search for the pair,” News24 conveys.
After a tiresome, seemingly unsuccessful initial search, Tuesday, August 17 saw hope.
“The search for the pair resumed at first light [Tuesday morning] when members of the Tsitsikamma K9 Unit visited a number of homes in White Location, Knysna.
The police searched a residence in Rolihlahla Street, and discovered the little one asleep in a room in the house. A 21-year-old woman was arrested on charges of kidnapping.
Currently, the woman is in custody and will be transferred to the Eastern Cape for a court appearance.
The two-year old has been admitted to hospital for a medical assessment.
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