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Police launches search to find missing Joshlin Smith of Saldana

Media Statement
South African Police Service
Office of the Provincial Commissioner Western Cape


WESTERN CAPE - The search for six year old Joshlin Smith of Saldana will resume this morning after the search was postponed late last night.

Joshlin Smith was reported as missing at Saldanha police station by her mother on Tuesday, 20 February 2024. Preliminary information reveals that Joshlin was left at home on Monday 19 February 2024 with the mother’s boyfriend to look after her as she was not feeling well. Later the afternoon, when the mother returned from work, her daughter was not home. She asked about the whereabouts of the child but could not find her. She later got hold of her boyfriend who was supposed to look after the child, but he was unable to account for her whereabouts.

At the time of Joshlin’s disappearance she was wearing a light blue t-shirt and a light blue denim shorts.

Following the report by her mother, a full scale search was initiated comprising the investigating officer attached to the Family Violence, Child Protection and Sexual Offences Unit (FCS), visible policing members, Disaster Management personnel and a magnitude of community members. The search was postponed late last night and resumed this morning.

Anyone with information regarding the whereabouts of the missing Joshlin is requested to contact the investigation officer, Sgt Millstine of Vredenburg FCS at 079 879 8588 or Crime Stop at 08600 10111.


Lt Col Malcolm Pojie
082 559 4665


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