Pieces of clothing presumed to be Joshlin Smith's, under investigation

Western Cape police have confirmed reports that its investigators are in possession of pieces of clothing found in Saldanha Bay. 


It is unclear whether the evidence forms part of the case of the disappearance of six-year-old Joshlin Smith, but a report by newspaper, Die Burger, suggests that the blood-stained clothing was found in a spot where one of the suspects arrested in connection with the missing girl was spotted. 

The report by ‘Die Burger’ also mentions that a few other clothing items were found, including a sheet and a knife. According to the publication, the items were found in a blocked drain in Diazville.

‘’Kindly be advised that SAPS bears record of the clothing pieces recently recovered in an identified area. We can confirm that it is now in the possession of The South African Police Service. We confirm that the investigation into the disappearance of the mentioned person as well as the investigation into the circumstances surrounding the clothing continues,’’ said Warrant Officer Joseph Swartbooi.

The search for Joshlin continues. She was reported missing on 19 February 2024. Four suspects, including Joshlin’s mother, are implicated in the case. They face charges of kidnapping and human trafficking. The case resumes on 13 May, in the Vredenburg Magistrates Court.

SUPPLIED: Pictured - Joshlin Smith


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