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Durban - The family of a Hillary woman who went missing from her home this week are deeply worried as police have to yet to find her two days into their search.
Nadia van Wyk, 20, was at her home in Dorset Place on Tuesday afternoon when her mother, Reneé, and grandmother left for a doctor’s appointment.
Nadia had stayed home to cook and wait for her sister, Liaan, 23, to return from work.
However, according to Liaan, when she got in from work she found no one at home. Nadia had left without a trace.
Her family said that the 1.1m tall woman had never left home like this before.
Liaan, a manager at Postnet, said the Van Wyk family were worried sick about Nadia, as she had never ventured out on her own.
“If we do go out, it’s usually as a family. So we can’t understand why she would run away like this, if she did in fact run away.”
Liaan said her sister did not show any signs of depression before her disappearance.
“Her dwarfism never really bothered her. My mum is a dwarf too and mum and Nadia would talk about it, so Nadia never really felt isolated,” she said.
“Nadia was fine and happy when I saw her before I left for work. Things were going well for us. We had just returned from a holiday in Cape Town which Nadia was thrilled about.”
The family said only one set of Nadia’s clothing was missing from the house. Her cellphone was gone but her SIM card was left behind.
“We’ve spoken to all her friends and no one has heard from her.
“My grandmother is 85 and has suffered three strokes. We are afraid of the toll this is taking on her,” Liaan said.
“We are pleading with anyone who might have information… to come forward.”
Police spokesman, Captain Thulani Zwane, said: ”Police are making an appeal to anyone that can assist with any information regarding her whereabouts to contact investigating officer, Detective Constable Hoffman of SAPS Bellair at 031 451 2823/031 451 2818, 084 743 7067 or our Crime Stop at 0860 10111.”