Western Cape Police Seek Public Help to Identify Human Remains

WESTERN CAPE – In a collaborative effort between the South African Police Service in the Western Cape and the Western Cape Department of Health’s Forensic Pathology Services, a project is underway to identify unidentified human remains through digital facial reconstruction. As part of this initiative, identikits have been released to help ascertain the identities of persons whose remains were found between 2020 and 2022 in various locations, including Philippi East, Mitchell’s Plain, Mowbray, and Lentegeur.

According to South African Police Service, the police urge anyone who may recognize individuals from the released identikits or has relevant information to contact Detective Sergeant Yolande van der Merwe at 082 411 3808. This effort is crucial in solving cases and providing closure to families of missing persons.