Missing woman: suspect released

THE family of Lisa Brown, the Scottish mother who went missing in Spain more than two-years-ago, has spoken of their shock when learning that a judge had “frozen” the case.

Judge Garcia Ramila shelved the case against prime suspect Simon Corner, at the request of state prosecutors.

He told the hearing: “This court has serious doubts that Simon Corner is the person responsible for the crimes of homicide or unlawful detention, which are being investigated.”

The shock move means that 35-year-old Corner, will not, as expected, be extradited to Spain. In fact, he will be freed from the London prison, in which he has been held since his arrest last week at Heathrow Airport on a European Arrest Warrant.

Lisa’s sister, Helen Jordan, said: “We are still shocked that this decision has been made after all the hard work, but it’s not over by any means.

“We were actually speechless when we heard the news. We don’t take anything for granted, but we didn’t expect this.”

She added: “This is a set-back, but it won’t stop us. The investigation will still be continuing, to find the truth. We’re thinking positively… we have to, or we would have given up long ago.”

Lisa, aged 32 when she vanished, was last seen at her home in Guadiaro, near San Roque, on 4th November, 2015.

The alarm was raised when she failed to collect her son, Marco, then aged eight, from school.

Investigators believed a “violent episode” had taken place, prior to her disappearance.

Lisa, originally from Alexandria, in Dunbartonshire, worked in Gibraltar, and detectives suspect that she was killed. But her body has never been found.

Corner, a Liverpool-born yacht-dealer, was held in Denmark on a European Arrest Warrant, then extradited to Spain after fleeing the country, in the wake of Lisa’s disappearance.

A year ago, he was freed from an Algeciras prison on bail, but, reportedly, he broke the terms of his agreement by failing to present himself at a Costa del Sol police station last month.

A European Arrest warrant was then issued by the Spanish police.



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