Police say no more about the Joslin Smith case


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The police have still not said a word regarding several reports of alleged developments in the search for the missing Joslin Smith.

Among other things, it is reported that persons were taken in for questioning in connection with Joslin’s disappearance and that they were finally arrested after certain confessions were apparently made. These confessions apparently include, among other things, that Joslin was sold for thousands of rand.

Despite several inquiries to the police, there has not yet been a word from them about the alleged developments.

RNews reported earlier that the search for six-year-old Joslin was intensified after items were found over the weekend which have now been sent for forensic analysis.

According to the police, an area in Diazville has been identified which has been subdivided into zones as part of the coordination of the search.

“The search party has also been strengthened with members of the navy who have joined the search and another large group from the City of Cape Town which will also be deployed to the area from Monday,” Brig. Novela Potelwa, police spokesperson, said earlier.

Firefighters from the Saldanha Bay municipality, as well as a mounted unit from the police and specialized dogs from the canine unit, were also involved in the search. Detectives from the SAPS provincial office in Cape Town have since descended on the West Coast town to support the local investigators.

The efforts of all the role players are reinforced by drones from the SAPS and the City of Cape Town. Meanwhile, numerous neighborhood watch members, community-based organizations and local residents are also involved in the search for Joslin.

The police have meanwhile appealed to members of the public not to spread false information on social media or take footage and photos of the searches, as this could adversely affect the investigation.

RNews earlier reported that bloodied clothes were found in an open field during the search on Saturday evening.

Joslin disappeared on Monday 19 February in the Middelpos informal settlement at Diazville in Saldanha.

Joslin, a gr. 1 learner at Diazville Primary School, was reported missing on February 20 by her mother, Kelly Smith. Smith reportedly left Joslin in the care of her boyfriend, Jacquin Appollis, on February 19 after she reportedly felt ill.

Apparently Smith was also initially unable to locate Appollis and when he arrived later, he apparently could not say where Joslin was.

Jose Emke, Joslin’s father, lives near Springbok in Namaqualand, but has since traveled to Saldanha. He said he last saw his little girl in November.