Cops deny hiring psychic for missing girls

There is still no breakthrough in the case of missing Mitchell's Plain girls.

Police forensics dig behind the Mitchells Plain homes of Shaskia Michaels and Kauthar Bobbs on 18 October 2013. Picture: Siyabonga Sesant/EWN

CAPE TOWN - Western Cape police have categorically denied that a psychic is being used in the investigation into two missing girls from Mitchell's Plain.

According to the New Age newspaper, police consulted with top psychic Diva D'Andrea to help direct investigators in the right direction.

Shaskia Michaels has been missing for more than five weeks while her neighbour Kauthar Bobbs was last seen a year ago.

The paper says the psychic was spotted with police last week when forensics were digging just outside the girls' homes.

Police spokesperson Andre Traut says the story is untrue.

"The Western Cape police would like to place on record that contrary to a daily newspaper's headline this morning, no psychic has been approached whatsoever for any assistance in the investigation of the missing Mitchell's Plain girls."

Shaskia was last seen playing outside her home with friends.

The City of Cape Town has offered a R50,000 for information regarding her disappearance.