Search for Briton missing in Sabinillas yields no results

The search team coordinate their efforts.
The search team coordinate their efforts. / CHARO MÁRQUEZ
  • Michael Owen, 32, has been missing since 21 June, when the police brought him back home after he was seen wandering the streets naked

Around fifty people joined in the search party organised on Tuesday to try to locate Michael Owen, a resident of Sabinillas of British origin, who was last seen on 21 June.

The search lasted the whole morning and covered the area around the Aldea Hills development. Guardia Civil, Judicial and Local Police officers, the Mountain Rescue Unit of the Provincial Consortium of Firefighters of Malaga, as well as the canine unit of the Civil Protection association of Manilva, Ronda and Marbella joined the search efforts.

Firefighters swept the more complex and steep areas and also paid special attention to uninhabited or half-built residential areas, especially after a witness mentioned having seen a man of similar characteristics in the area.

Michael Owen, 32, lives in the Alborán Hills development with his father. He suffers from mental problems but is not considered dangerous. He was last seen on 21 June.

The mayor of Manilva, Mario Jiménez, has confirmed that on that very day the Local Police had picked up Michael they also found him wandering naked through the streets. They took him back to the development where he resides and left him with a gardener. However, while the gardener looked for his family, the young man disappeared again. His papers, money and glasses were found to still be in his house.

Gary Owen, his father, explained that he cannot see properly without his glasses so he may be disoriented.

At the time of his disappearance Michael was wearing grey shorts and a white T-shirt.