Body of missing woman found

Diane Nelson

The police have confirmed that the body of a 49-year-old woman found on Table Mountain last Thursday June 28 was that of Diane Nelson of Claremont.

Ms Nelson was a clinical psychologist at Crescent Clinic in Claremont and was last seen on Saturday June 23, at around 8pm. Her car was recovered in the Cecilia Forests car park.

Lieutenant Colonel André Traut from SAPS’ Western Cape Media Centre said the circumstances surrounding her death are under investigation and an inquest has been opened.

Nana Rechner of Pink Ladies, an NGO which helps find missing people, expressed their condolences to Ms Nelson’s family and friends.

“It is with deep regret that we announce the passing of Diane Nelson. Our condolences to her parents, children extended family, colleagues and friends,” said Ms Rechner on the Pink Ladies Facebook page.

Ms Rechner thanked Claremont SAPS, the SAPS Dog Unit, the SAPS Air Wing and volunteers who helped in the search for Ms Nelson.

Many people on Facebook also shared their condolences.

“My heartfelt condolences to her family and loved ones. She will be very missed. Thank you to the Pink Ladies for your tireless help and to all who were involved,” said Bridget Coetzee.

“Heartbreaking, thinking of her family, friends and those who worked with her,” said Judy Eyre.

Crescent Clinic was not available for comment.