The household of a Virginia father who vanished days earlier than Christmas discovered a path of blood main from his deserted automotive to close by woods, relations stated.
Jose Guerrero’s girlfriend stated a “massive quantity of blood” was additionally discovered within the again seat of his deserted Hyundai two days after his disappearance Dec. 21 in Woodbridge, 23 miles south of Washington, D.C.
First Sgt. Jonathan Perok of the Prince William County Police Division declined to touch upon the discoveries, saying in an electronic mail that the company would launch “pertinent particulars as wanted” to help in what it beforehand described as an investigation into Guerrero’s suspicious disappearance.
“Our message is and continues to be asking for anybody with info to come back ahead,” he stated.
Guerrero’s girlfriend, Sheila Perez, stated he didn’t say what he was planning on doing earlier than he left house — however she stated Guerrero instructed her he anticipated to return in 5 to 10 minutes.
Perez, who has a 10-month-old with Guerrero, stated she reported him lacking when he did not return. The household later discovered his automotive lower than 2 miles from his house, Perez stated.
“My son would by no means do something or damage anybody,” stated Guerrero’s mom, Andrea Salgado. “There was no Christmas for us. There was no celebration. We had been grieving for my son.”
Perez accused Prince William County police of failing to take her lacking individual report severely, accusing authorities of believing he’d run away “or another excuse,” she stated.
“That’s not the problem right here,” she stated. “That is severe.”
Within the electronic mail, Perok stated that when Guerrero, 20, was initially reported lacking, there was no indication he was at risk. That modified Friday evening after his automotive was discovered and “further info was realized,” Perok stated.
“Now we have since labored this case nonstop by way of the weekend and at the moment,” he stated. “We’ve carried out quite a few searches, and have adopted up on a number of leads that haven’t yielded his location. What we want proper now’s info and cooperation which now we have not absolutely been getting from these linked to Jose.”
Guerrero’s family members are additionally scouring the world the place his automotive was discovered.
“I should not be right here on the lookout for him,” Perez stated whereas looking the woods. “We ought to be at house.”