Missing woman Parys Rita Hawkins found
Missing woman Rita Hawkins, last seen in Parys, has been found. Photo: SAPS

The South African Police Service (SAPS) in Parys is seeking assistance in finding a missing woman who was last seen running barefoot towards the Vaal River.

Police said the missing person, Rita Hawkins (53), is from Bellville and was visiting her aunt in Parys.

Missing woman Rita Hawkins, last seen in Parys. Photo: SAPS
Missing woman Rita Hawkins, last seen in Parys. Photo: SAPS

“She was last seen on Wednesday, 30 December 2020 at about 10:50 at the Corners of Grens and Bree Street in Parys, running barefoot in the direction of the Vaal River,” said SAPS. “She is said to be mentally disabled. She was wearing a black shirt and black pants with white dots and no shoes.”

SAPS took the opportunity to remind South Africans that there is no waiting period required to report a missing person.


Anyone who knows Ms Hawkins’ whereabouts is asked to please contact the Station Commander, Lieutenant Colonel Jacques De Vos at 071 675 9311 or call Crime Stop at 08600 10111, alternatively send information via MySaps App.