Missing Fish Hoek mother’s body found

An NSRI AMS helicopter lifts the body of missing Fish Hoek mother Susanna “Soekie” Rademeyer Jacobs from the bottom of Chapman’s Peak pass.

The body of a 59-year-old woman was recovered from the rocks below a look-out point on Chapman’s Peak today, police say.

The body has been identified as missing Fish Hoek mother, Susanna “Soekie” Rademeyer Jacobs.

The National Sea Rescue Institute (NSRI) AMS helicopter removed the body at 1pm.

Ms Rademeyer Jacobs and her daughter, Melissa Jacobs, 26, were reported missing on Friday October 29. They were last seen on Friday afternoon, at 2pm, getting into an e-hailing taxi.

Ms Jacobs’s body was found washed up on Noordhoek Beach on Monday, November 1 (“Woman’s body washes up on Noordhoek Beach,” Echo November 2).

The case was being investigated and no foul play is suspected, said Fish Hoek police spokesman Warrant Officer Peter Middleton

Susanna “Soekie” Rademeyer Jacobs and her Yorkshire terrier, Shona.

Robbery was not suspected as the mother’s and daughter’s belongings were found on a cliff above the location of the body and no valuables had been taken. Ashes, presumed to be those of loved ones, were also found at the scene.

Their Yorkshire terrier, Shona, named after their brother and son, Shaun Jacobs, who died in 2014, was found nearby.

Investigating officer Detective Warrant Officer Jeremy Marten said the dog had been stranded on the cliff for five days without food and water.

She waited at the spot where their belongings had been found, he said

She was spotted with binoculars about 60 metres below the Chapman’s Peak pass.

Detective Marten said she had been checked by The Emma Animal Rescue Society and had been handed over to the care of a family member.