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.