Update: Missing WPA Board Member’s Car Found at Airport

Allen Barnes’ car was found at Cape Town International Airport on Sunday. The WP board member went missing on his way to an athletics event.

Barnes was reportedly last seen in the early hours of Saturday 4 January. He left his home in Edgemead at around 3:30 am to attend the Stragglers Beachcomber event at Strandfontein Pavillion. He did not arrive at the event and has been missing ever since.

According to IOL, WPA President, Jakes Jacobs, said in a statement: “As a board, we have found irregularities since Mr. Allen Barnes’ disappearance and we are conducting a full investigation in the matter.” Reports suggest that Barnes may have been in possession of R15 000 in petty cash for unexpected athletics-related expenses at the time of his disappearance.

The search for Barnes has been extended to Johannesburg, as it is suspected that he may have fled there. News24 reports that Captain FC van Wyk said: “It is believed that he may have been at Grand West Casino after leaving his residence, and before the vehicle was left at Cape Town International”. A full report will be released once the investigation has been completed.

Anyone with information is urged to contact Detective Sergeant Quinton Stuurman on 079 894 0095 or 021 558 3688 or Crime Stop on 08600 10111.