It was Saturday, May 27, 2000, and it was past 2 in the afternoon. In the town of Las Castellanos, in San Fernando de Henares (Madrid), Marcelino Vega’s birthday boy who was once 21 years old died two years ago in a traffic accident. in A2. Most of the people from the town came to the cemetery to bring him flowers and remember him.
It’s Marcellin married RosaAlso 21 years old and together They had Jonathan, a blond, wild-haired, blue-eyed boy who was only a few months old when his father died.
On Marcelino’s birthday, while everyone visited him at his grave, Yoni’s aunt, as they called the boy, took him with his cousins. in a shopping center (Pryca) near his town.
They have been there for a long time, walking around and buying sweets until They stopped to take a picture at a photo booth. It was approximately 4 p.m. when the young woman, to collect the photos provided by the machine noticed that one of the children was missing.: little Yoni, only two years and eight months old.
The aunt walked from side to side of the Pryca shopping center, exiting and returning several times, shouting the boy’s name but no trace of him. The first search to find him was started by the clan to which the family belonged. The National Police participated in the night after the report of his disappearance was filed. Firefighters did it the next morning.
In the vicinity of the shopping center and the area where the minor lives he combed his hair several times but found no trace of the whereabouts of the little boy.
The case came to Interpol and her family’s efforts to make sure everyone knew about the case and could provide information that led to Yoni’s disappearance. known all over the world.
The little boy’s grandmother, who called him Chuky because he had hair like a movie doll, was sure there was He took him because he didn’t seem like a gypsy boy.
A woman who was in the supermarket on the day of the disappearance said that she saw a man with a son who looked a lot like Yoni offered him a bag of candy and took it with him, but this information was never confirmed.
The possibility is also hypothesized that This is a problem between families, but the police met with the patriarchs of the clans in the area and They all assured that the child’s case has nothing to do with them or their families.
Another theory they bet on is the possibility that They want to get paid money that they knew that Rosa would receive compensation for the death of her partner, but no one demanded any ransom and the child’s mother dedicated the money to buy a van and distribute pamphlets with his son’s face on them.
The discovery of the body
Six months after the boy’s disappearance, a truck driver working near the shopping center where the events took place. found some skeletons as if they belonged to a young man.
Next to the leftovers, There are the shoes and overalls that Yoni was wearing the day they lost track of him. The autopsy will confirm, a few days later, that it’s about him.
Although the area where they were found was combed, no one saw it, not even the people working nearby or those who were collecting asparagus around that perimeter.
Due to the condition in which the body was found, its analysis of the causes or causes of death cannot be determined So it is not known if someone killed him there, or killed him and then left him in that place, or if the little boy just slipped and died alone. The case remains open and, for now, of clues to solve it.