Search continues for missing Chilean man

Search continues for missing Chilean man

The uncle of missing Chilean tourist Slavko Yaksic says the 29-year-old computer engineer's mother and sister are beside themselves with worry. 

Missing Chilean tourist, Paul Quiroz

Paul Quiroz says his nephew - nicknamed Kako - and his girlfriend arrived in the country for a holiday in early August.

"His sister and mother are going through a difficult time and his older brother is trying his hardest to keep a poker face. Nobody wants to think the worst yet, so we are dealing with it as the days go by," he said.

They spent a few weeks back-packing through the country together, before she had to return home for work. Yaksic, however, decided to stay on longer. The family last heard from him in late September when he was headed to Dundee. Quiroz says Yaksic had planned to make stops at a number of communities.

" I believe he stayed with a Christian community with the plan of visiting a Rastafarian community and he was supposed to take a plane back to Chile but he didn't and when we realised he did not even board the plane alarms started ringing."

#FindingKako has started gaining traction and the family has contracted IRS Forensic Investigations' Chad Thomas to help them track him down. In the meantime, a missing persons' case has been opened.

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