Family’s heartbreak as missing Yeremi receives voting card!
The family of a young boy who went missing 12 years ago were left devastated after electoral officers sent him a voting card through the post.
The mother of Yéremi Vargas, who was seven when he disappeared from near his home in Gran Canaria on March 10th, 2007, say all the heartbreak came flooding back as a result of the “awful mistake”.
“It destroyed me,” said Ithaisa Suárez who has vowed never to give up hope of finding her son.
All sorts of theories have been put forward about his disappearance, with police following up several lines, including the presence on Gran Canaria in 2007 and 2008 of two Scottish sex offenders but any involvement by them was been ruled out after they officers visited the UK. A sex offender was also interviewed in a Spanish press after rumours he had molested a young boy.
Detectives also looked at the case of Madeleine, the British three-year-old who disappeared from her holiday apartment in the Algarve just two months later on the theory that a child trafficking gang could be responsible.
Also still missing from Gran Canaria is Sara Morales who disappeared shortly before Yeremi. Sara, aged eight, went missing on on July 30th, 2006.
Any connection between the incidents has never been established.
Yéremi, who had been playing in a field near his home, would have been eligible to vote for the first time in the Spanish General Election held on April 28th as he would have turned 18.
A voting card from the Spanish National Institute of Statistics was delivered to his home in Vecindario.
His distraught mother posed a picture of Yeremi and the polling card on her Facebook page, saying: “This made me collapse. I feel so powerless. How can one thing ruin everything. Everything is so unfair.”
His family say every year that passes without him is worse than the one before.
Despite repeated appeals and new lines to follow up, the definitive explanation of what happened to Yeremi has never been solved. At one stage, a sex abuser in prisoner claimed responsibility.