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Sophisticated tracking technology brought in as search for missing couple expands into KZN

Jan 8, 2018
Sophisticated tracking technology brought in as search for missing couple expands into KZN

Police have expanded the search for a couple from the Gauteng that went missing during a visit to the Eastern Cape last week to the  neighbouring KwaZulu Natal and have brought in sophisticated tracking technology.

"Our search for the missing couple has intensified and extended to our neighbouring province. All Stations in the Eastern Cape as well as Kwa Zulu Natal have been alerted," described police spokesperson, Captain Mali Govender.

"The circulation has also been extended to emergency services.

"Sophisticated technology is being utilised to trace and track the couple through their hand held devices."

She, however, said that currently both their phones are off.

"Every effort is being made by several teams to try and locate the couple," described Captain Naidu.

40-year-old Guy Mclaughlin and and 33-year-old Lindsay Lamb were on holiday in the Eastern Cape.

"They were going to travel up to Hogsback and then proceed up the Wild Coast before leaving the province back to Gauteng," said Captain Govender.

She said that information from relatives initially suggested that they left Grahamstown for Hogsback on Friday.

"A vehicle matching the description was seen on the N2 on Friday travelling towards Butterworth by traffic officers conducting speed traps.

"There is a possibility that the couple may be along the Transkei coast," Capt Govender said.

"They were driving a Metallic Brown Audi station wagon,with registration number RSM324GP, that had a bicycle on roof."

Any person with information on the couple to contact their local police station  or warrant officer Andrew Bovey of the Grahamstown SAPS on 0823019408.