From 8:30 this Sunday they resumed the search for the missing man in the waters of the Neuquén River, which on January 1, witnesses saw him sink in a state of drunkenness at the height of the Industrial Park, but on the Cipoleño side. If it continues without news, the tactical divers of the Police of the province of Neuquen to the rakes.
The Inspector Commissioner Mauricio Pamich, head of the Department of Economic Crimes and in charge of the Coordination of the East Zone of the Crime Directorate, pointed out that in the morning the cloudy weather made it difficult to see the depth of the River.
He said that at first Police Station 34 of Cipolletti intervened and later, as the friend of the disappeared person filed the complaint at Police Station 20 of the Industrial Park, this jurisdiction continued with thesearch, with the consent of the prosecutor Sandra Ruixo who is in charge of the investigation.
“The 47-year-old man threw himself into the river in the area where the Neuquén ejido borders with Centenario, in New Spain. He swam to the Cipoleña coast, drank with his friend and when he came back drunk, Witnesses saw him cry out for help and sink into the river. Did not stand”Inspector Pamich told LM Neuquén.
He said that the man, whose disappearance has not yet been claimed by the police, knew how to swim, in fact, he crossed to the other shore without difficulty. “Several witnesses saw that he jumped into the water and drowned. This area is not qualified for a spa, but people throw themselves into the river, ”he added.
Pamich ruled out that there has been a situation where third parties have intervened and everything suggests that it would be a death by immersion. Once he is found, he added that “it is very likely that an autopsy will be carried out, in case there was violence, but all the testimonies coincide that the man was seen drowning between 18 and 19”.
The commissioner said that “the friend, who was a co-worker, approached the Neuquén police station at 10:30 p.m., but did not provide too much information yet. She was wearing white shorts at the time of her disappearance and on her torso she had a considerable tattoo of the Rosario Central club and another of her son’s face.
The missing man resides in the Belgrano neighborhood and it is being investigated whether he was from the province of Santa Fe and would have come to this city to work.