The body of an unknown woman was recovered in the Voëlklip area near Herold’s Bay on Saturday, October 26. Western Cape police have now confirmed that the body is indeed that of Heidi Scheepers, who went missing with her two young children last week.

Heidi’s body was retrieved from the ocean two days after her two-year-old son was recovered. Her six-year-old daughter Cuzette has not yet been found.

The Scheepers family reportedly lived close to the Voëlklip beach, where Heidi went missing with the children after taking a walk on the beach on Tuesday, October 22. Heidi had reportedly driven to the beach in a charcoal-coloured VW Caravelle TDI minibus, with the registration CAW66036.

The vehicle has since been recovered, and is to be examined by authorities.

Police spokesperson Malcom Pojie confirmed that the identification process was completed on Monday.

“The identification of the mother that was recovered from the ocean near Herolds Bay on Saturday was done yesterday. It is confirmed that it is the body of Heidi Scheepers, the mother of the two children,” he said. “As I’ve said, weather permitting, the search will continue this morning. However, we’ve already placed people on lookout points… in an effort to find the six-year-old that’s still missing.”

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Lucinda is a hard news writer who occasionally dabbles in lifestyle writing, and recent journalism graduate. She is a proud intersectional feminist, and is passionate about actively creating a world which is free of discrimination and inequality.