‘SUSPICIOUS’: Police in Spain say missing woman’s disappearance was ‘not voluntary’

MISSING: Nuria went to Ibiza Photo Credit: Guardia Civil

GUARDIA  CIVIL investigators  are treating the disappearance  of San Juan woman, Nuria Ester  Escalante, as suspicious.

The  52-year-old  mother of two  went to Ibiza looking  for work almost a month  ago but has not been seen  since October 31.

Despite  a media blackout  on reporting the case,  the Guardia Civil revealed  that their investigations “originally  went in one direction but are now going  in another.”Everything suggested that Escalante’s  disappearance was not voluntary, sources said The  missing woman’s son, Aaron Berenguer, declared that  he always knew there was nothing voluntary about the  way his mother had vanished.


“I  knew  that because  she’s my mother,”  the 23-year-old explained,  “but now the Guardia Civil  think so too and I hope they  can find out what has happened.”

Escalante,  who had worked  in Ibiza in the  past in hotels and  as a security guard,  was staying at the Ibiza  home of one of her sons’ friends  where she was last seen on October  31.

The  search  for Escalante  began in Sant Antoni,  an area she was familiar  with, and where the Guardia  Civil discovered her luggage, which  she had left with another person, intending  to return for it.

“But  she never  came and it’s  all there still,  even her contact lens  solution, which makes me  think there’s something very  wrong,” Aaron said.

Officers from  the Guardia Civil’s Policia Judicial  criminal investigation unit based in Mallorca  have now gone out to Ibiza, looking for clues  that can shed light on the disappearance.


Linda Hall
Linda came to Spain to live when she was 24, just over 52 years ago, and her husband is Spanish. She began writing for English-language local newspapers in the mid-1970s and hasn’t stopped since! She leads a Spanish life, which she believes is vital when conveying the news to English-speaking residents, and along the way she produced two editions of Expand Your Spanish, helping English-speakers to enlarge their knowledge of the language. She was excited to be in at the birth of the Euro Weekly News in 1999 and is still passionately writing for the paper 22 years later.


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