They’re still trying to indentify of the man in South America who claims he’s Ruben Herrera. Ruben disappeared from El Paso, Texas in 1983, at the age of fourteen. He apparently went to Mexico with an adult man who was located later without him. The case was classified as a non-family abduction but I didn’t have much in the way of information. I wrote about the mystery a week ago.
This newest article has a lot more info on Ruben’s disappearance, including the identity of the man who kidnapped him. He said it was for ransom. He got 30 years in prison and never revealed Ruben’s whereabouts. The man in South America who claims to be Ruben wants to be de-listed as a missing person and wants to get in contact with Ruben’s sisters. (Ruben’s mother is dead.)
Color me skeptical. The South American guy COULD be Ruben. Or he could be a crazy person who believes he’s Ruben. Or he could be a creep who gets off on tormenting missing people’s families. Or he could be an opportunist who wants access to an American passport and birth certificate.
Nothing to do but wait and see.