THE heartbroken sister of missing Scottish woman Lisa Brown has revealed the family has been taking a break from the search for Lisa who went missing in Spain in November 2015, following the death of their mother.
Helen Jordan, with brothers Craig and Martin, has been mourning the loss of their mum Catherine who passed away in without knowing what happened to Lisa.
Lisa Brown disappeared from her home in the south of Spain in November 2015. The alarm was raised after the 32-year-old failed to collect her son Marco, then aged 11, from school. She has not been seen since.
In an emotional statement on the Find Lisa Facebook page, Helen wrote: “Due to the loss of our mum we have been taking a break and trying to get our strength back again.
“Her biggest fear was never knowing what happened to Lisa and not being here to see justice but we assured her we would continue as we have and we hope they are now together again.
She went on: “Lisa and mum should of (sic) had many more years together but sadly the day we lost Lisa we also lost mum. I’m sure anyone in her position would understand her pain.
“One act of evil has effected (sic) all our lives and we blame the passing of our mum with this and to the people that remained silent. You could all of ended this so long ago and gave her the peace she and us deserve.
Helen continued: “We and others will continue this fight to find answers for us all and maybe then we can have some normal life again and Lisa and mum can rest in peace.
“Thank you everyone for all the support and help we still receive, we couldn’t do this without you all.”
Scottish mum-of-one Lisa, who was 32 when she vanished, was last seen at her home in Guadiaro near San Roque on November 4, 2015.
The alarm was raised when she failed to collect son Marco, then aged eight, from school.
Investigators have said they believed a ‘violent episode’ had taken place prior to her disappearance.
Originally from Alexandria in Dumbartonshire, Lisa worked in Gibraltar and detectives suspect that she was killed, but her body has never been found.
Liverpool-born yacht dealer Simon Corner was detained in Denmark on a European Arrest Warrant and extradited to Spain after leaving the country in the wake of Lisa’s disappearance.
Last April Corner was freed from an Algeciras prison on bail but he reportedly broke the terms of his agreement by failing to present himself at a Costa del Sol police station and was re-arrested at Heathrow airport.
Last year a new appeal for information on the disappearance of Lisa was launched on the Costa del Sol with a £100,000 reward.
The appeal was supported by the Foreign and Commonwealth Office and Spanish authorities.
Simon Manley, British Ambassador to Spain appeared at the press conference at Los Barrios alongside Craig Douglas, brother of Lisa Brown and Roger Critchell, Director of Operations, Crimestoppers.
Craig Douglas, Ms Brown’s brother, said their family believes that there is a ‘wall of silence’ among the English-speaking community in southern Spain over his sister’s disappearance.
He said, “We are sure that people know what happened and ask them to think of a little boy who asks every night when his Mummy is coming home. We also hope that the reward might persuade people to tell us what happened.”
Those with information can contact Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111 and 900 555 111 in Spain or via the web form at https://crimestoppers-uk.org/give-information/give-information-online/.