Burnt body found after Constantia woman disappears

Gill Packham was last seen leaving her Constantia home last Thursday morning.

The South Africa Police Services Police say it is too soon to make an assumption or to link the disappearance of Gill Packham to the body found in a burnt vehicle found in Diep River. 
A middle-aged man in blue shorts is apparently the key to unraveling the circumstances in which the charred body of a woman was found on Thursday February 22 at about 10pm.
Diep River police spokesperson Captain Zak Marais says the woman was “burnt beyond recognition” and found in the boot of a dark-colored BMW behind Diep Rivier railway station. The vehicle was on fire when the police arrived at the scene under tall trees in Massinger Street.
At about 6pm on the same day a relative opened a missing person report at Diep River police station. Ms Packham, 57, had not been seen since she left home in Riesling Road, The Vines, Constantia, at 7am in her dark green BMW 3 series, registration 904 530. She was on her way to work at Springfield Convent High School in Wynberg where she was a junior secretary. Ms Packham did not arrive at work. A Pink Ladies Missing Adult alert was sent out – Pink Ladies helps search for missing people.
On Saturday, Springfield Convent liaison officer Penny Boock confirmed that Ms Packham had been employed as a junior secretary at the school but declined to respond to further questions from the Bulletin.
We also asked SAPS spokesperson Lieutenant-Colonel Andre Traut when the forensic report will be available but he has not yet responded.
Ms Packham previously worked as a holiday letting agent and has two daughters Kerry Anne and Nicola and husband Rob.
Anyone with information can contact Detective Captain Rean Naicker on 021 710 7345.