13 Oct, 2020 @ 20:26
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Family of Lisa Brown’s desperate plea for witnesses to reveal what happened to Scottish mum almost five years after she vanished from near Spain’s Costa del Sol

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STILL MISSING: Lisa Brown vanished in 2015

THE family of missing Lisa Brown have appealed to those who know what happened to come forward.

It comes as November will count five years since the Scottish mother-of-one vanished from San Roque, near Sotogrande.

The 32-year-old, of Dumbarton, was last seen on November 4 2015 and had moved to southern Spain to start a new life.

Lisa Brown Poster

“In the last few months life has changed for us all. Maybe you have lost your job, haven’t been able to work and are finding things difficult, maybe your loyalties have changed or you have had time to think and your conscience is bothering you, whatever the reason we are still offering a life changing/substantial reward for information on where Lisa could be or for the conviction of her murderer,” Lisa’s sister Helen Jordan said today.

“The threat is no longer there if you are afraid to speak up, a long prison sentence has fixed that. Nearly five years have past and life hasn’t moved on for us, we still hope and wait on news that could tell us where she is or bring her justice, maybe then we can try and pick up our lives again and give us some peace.

“We will never again be the family we were but not knowing where she is and her killer/killers getting away with this we will never get over or accept.

“Would you? Do you think he/they would help you? So if you have any information on Lisa please contact the information posted, it is totally confidential.”

The police became involved with the search for Lisa four days after she was last seen, when she failed to collect her eight-year-old son from school.

Evidence gathered from her home suggested there had been a ‘violent episode’ at the property before she disappeared.

Her ex-boyfriend Simon Corner was jailed for 12 years in the UK back in March of this year. 

Once the prime suspect in the case, Corner, real name Dean Woods, was one of six sent down for operating a drug trafficking ring in England.

“We are not surprised he was involved in, it was only a matter of time,” Lisa’s sister Helen told the Olive Press at the time. 

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STILL MISSING: Lisa Brown vanished in 2015

“Hopefully him being jailed will work in our favour, our work isn’t done yet in trying to find Lisa and get justice on her behalf.”

Woods, 37, who worked as a luxury yacht dealer in La Linea, vanished after Lisa went missing.

He was treated as a fugitive while a manhunt was launched to bring him back to face questioning.

He was arrested at London Heathrow in April 2018 but a few weeks later the case in Spain controversially fell apart. 

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CUFFED: Simon Corner hauled into court in Spain. PHOTO: Copyright The Olive Press

The case reopened six months later and investigators said they would analyse Woods’ phone – which he had dumped in Copenhagen harbour – before deciding whether or not to prosecute, but no charges ever materialised. 

It since emerged Woods had become involved in a €10 million drug trafficking operation in Liverpool by acting as a courier on at least six occasions.

The body of Lisa has never been found but police fear she may have been dumped at sea. 

There have been several searches of the woods and river near her home in Guadiaro, near the border with Sotogrande.

She had been dating Woods, described as a ‘wheeler dealer’ who had various yachts and did frequent trips across the Med to Morocco. 

The £100,000 (€120,000) reward for information is still active. 

“We believe and know that there are quite a few people who know what happened to Lisa but up until now haven’t come forward. Maybe now things will change,” Helen told this paper.

Do you have information that could shed light on Lisa’s disappearance? Contact us anonymously at [email protected] or contact Crimestoppers on +448000988485, or if you are calling from the UK, on 0800555111.

Laurence Dollimore

Laurence has a BA and MA in International Relations and a Gold Standard diploma in Multi-Media journalism from News Associates in London. He has almost a decade of experience and previously worked as a senior reporter for the Mail Online in London.

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