The plot thickens in Benalmadena manhunt

The plot thickens
MISSING: Jose Romero Benitez has been spotted since disappearing more than a month ago. Credit: Nuria Romero Ruida/Facebook

WITNESSES claim that a man who disappeared from Benalmadena more than a month ago had breakfast in the headquarters of a Malaga charity organisation on Thursday.

Jose Romero Benitez, aged 64, went missing from his home in Benalmadena more than a month ago. Police scrapped search efforts following a manhunt that lasted nearly a week and involved more than 500 people.

However, several volunteers from the ‘Angeles Malagueños de la Noche’ organization claim that Mr Romero had breakfast on their premises in Malaga capital and seemed “disorientated” but otherwise well.

The police tried to locate him the following day without success, and were not convinced that the man who appeared in the charity shop was in fact Jose Romero. However, his family showed the staff photos of their missing relative who confirmed that it was definitely him.

Mr Romero reportedly left his house on September 17 without money or credit cards. His car was found at a local petrol station and authorities searched the area for six days before giving up hope.

His family claimed that Mr Romero suffered from depression, and that they had noticed something was off in the days before his disappearance. They have asked police to continue with their search efforts so the case does not become forgotten.

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