Experienced mountaineers and hunters asked to join search for Dana

Guardia Civil near Bentomiz castle where the femur was found.
Guardia Civil near Bentomiz castle where the femur was found. / SUR
  • No further traces of the missing Romanian woman have been found since a femur bone belonging to her was discovered in September

The Guardia Civil along with the Andalusian mountaineering federation (FAM) are calling for experienced mountaineers and hunters to help in a search for any traces of the missing Romanian woman, Dana Leonte.

The search will take place on Saturday 30 November and those able to participate are asked to meet at the fairground near El Ingenio shopping centre in Vélez-Málaga at 8am. The search will last from 9am until 5pm and police are asking for people with 4X4 cars to drive groups as some tracks are unpaved.

A FAM spokesperson said, "Unfortunately we are not looking for Dana, but for any traces - total or partial - of her body or clothes that might belong to her."

Two months ago police searching the area around the Bentomiz castle, near Arenas, where she lived with her partner, Sergio Ruiz, found a femur which DNA tests have proved belonged to the woman.

However, no other traces have been found since then. FAM stressed that anyone who wishes to take part in the search must be physically fit and provide their own walking poles, sunglasses, appropriate clothing, food and water.