Ricochet News

PE police again appeal for help in locating man missing since 2014

MARCH 10, 2017
PE police again appeal for help in locating man missing since 2014

Mount Road police, in Port Elizabeth, have again appealed to the community in the Nelson Mandela Metro for assistance in tracing an elderly person, who has been missing since 2014.

"On 18 December 2014, David Japhta (78 years old) went with his daughter to Builders Express in Newton Park to shop," said police spokesperson, Colonel Priscilla Naidu.

"He allegedly wandered off. Japhta suffers from Alzheimers."

Colonel Naidu said that Japhta was immediately reported missing, however, to date police or family have not been able to trace him.

"At the time of his disappearance, he was wearing cream trousers, a white shirt and black shoes," she said.

"Anyone, who may have any recollection of seeing an elderly person in the vicinity fitting Mr Japhta’s description or any institution that he may have been taken to, if found is asked to contact W/O P Fortuin at SAPSMount Road on 041 3046530 or 084 512 7596."