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George, Missing Persons, Pacaltsdorp

Public Urged to Assist in Locating Missing George Woman

Michael Hawthorne

GEORGE – In a plea to the community, Pacaltsdorp police are urging the public to provide any information they may have regarding the disappearance of 63-year-old Benit Joy Brink-Lawrence, affectionately known as “Bonny.” The missing woman was last seen leaving her residence at Delville Park in Pacaltsdorp, George, on 15 January 2024.

According to reports, it is believed that Brink-Lawrence boarded a vehicle, which dropped her off in the parking area of a medical facility near York Street, George. Unfortunately, she never returned home, prompting her husband to report her missing. The concerned family is desperately seeking the assistance of the public in locating their loved one.

Describing the missing person, authorities state that Brink-Lawrence weighs approximately 65 kilograms, stands 1.65 meters tall, and has long black hair. She was reportedly dressed in a black hoodie top at the time of her disappearance.

The police investigation has already made progress, with the identification and interview of the driver of the vehicle in which Brink-Lawrence travelled. Despite these efforts, her whereabouts remain unknown. The search for the missing woman has now been expanded to other parts of the country.

Warrant Officer William Van Schalkwyk, the lead investigator in the case, is appealing to the public for any information that could assist in ensuring the safe return of Brink-Lawrence. Concerned citizens with relevant details are urged to contact the investigation officer at 044 803 9100 or 079 894 1589. Additionally, information can be shared anonymously through Crime Stop at 08600 10111 or the MySAPS mobile app.

Sergeant Christopher Spies, the Western Cape SAPS Spokesperson, emphasized the importance of community involvement in bringing missing persons home safely. The investigation into Benit Joy Brink-Lawrence’s disappearance is ongoing, and authorities are committed to leaving no stone unturned until she is located.


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