Cape doctor's body found

Doctor Louie Heyns disappeared on Wednesday, 22 May 2013.

Doctor Louie Heyns disappeared on Wednesday, 22 May 2013. Picture: Supplied

CAPE TOWN - Cape Town police have confirmed that a body found buried in Strand is that of local doctor Louie Heyns who went missing last week.

Heyns, who was a paediatric specialist at Tygerberg Hospital, disappeared shortly after 8PM last Wednesday. The 59-year-old had been visiting his brother in Somerset West on Wednesday last week. He was last seen shortly after he left for home in Welgelegen.

The police's Frederick Van Wyk says three suspects from Malmesbury have been arrested in connection with the incident.

"The body was found in a shallow grave next to the putt-putt course in Strand, on Beach Road, after being pointed out by one of the suspects. A murder docket was opened and the investigation continues."