Search for Elsies River girl continues

Three-year-old Courtney Pieters from Elsies River was last seen playing with friends on Thursday morning.

Three-year-old Courtney Pieters went missing on 4 May 2017. Her body was found about a kilometre away from her Elsies River home Picture: Facebook.com

CAPE TOWN – The search for missing three-year-old Courtney Pieters from Elsies River girl is expected to continue today.

The child's mother says she hasn't been able to sleep since her daughter's disappearance.

Pieters was last seen playing with friends on Thursday morning.

Nobody, including the girl's playmates, know what led to her disappearance.

The three-year-old's mother Juanita Pieters opens the door, wiping her tear-stained face.

Her face is expectant for news of her missing daughter.

The mother says she thought someone may be bringing her terrible news about little Courtney.

She says she hasn't been able to sleep since her youngest child's disappearance on Thursday.

Pieters, who's been looking for her child since they first realised she had vanished, will continue searching for her with several community members today.