Search for missing teen still on at the coast

02 Jan 2019 15:20pm
SWAKOPMUND, 02 JAN (NAMPA) – The Namibian Police Force (NamPol) are still searching for 19-year-old Dexter Opeipawa Netha, who went missing near Langstrand last Friday.
Erongo Regional Crime Investigations Coordinator, Deputy Commissioner Erastus Iikuyu confirmed this when he gave an update on the status of the missing teenager to Nampa on Wednesday.
Netha, who is a student at the International University of Management (IUM) in Windhoek, reportedly went missing from a music festival which took place at Langstrand (Long Beach) between Swakopmund and Walvis Bay on 28 December 2018.
According to the Deputy Commissioner, Netha was accompanied by a friend who was refused entry into the music festival venue.
“The friend then returned to Swakopmund and according to him, Netha called him from an unknown number to pick him up at about 23h00 that evening. But when he arrived at the venue, the owner of the phone apparently told him that he did not know where Netha had gone to after making the call,” he explained.
The missing IUM student never returned to the house where he was supposed to sleep in Swakopmund and was not heard from since then.
Netha is about 1.7metres tall and is dark in complexion. He was last seen wearing a white T- shirt and a pair of dark blue jeans with black-and-white Ferrari Puma sneakers.
The police have requested anyone with information regarding the whereabouts of the missing person to contact the nearest police station.