Police would yesterday not confirm the reports.
This was despite the Edgemead Neighbourhood Watch posting on Facebook that Barnes was “found and is unharmed”. Police spokesperson Andrè Traut said police were still investigating.
“The disappearance of Allen Barnes is still the subject of an investigation. It took investigators out of the Western Cape to probe the circumstances.
"You may expect a further communication from this office once we are in a position to release more information,” said Traut.