The Spanish Civil Guard is investigating three Scottish pedophiles, two of them behind bars in their own country, to find out if they had anything to do with the disappearance of a 7-year-old boy named Yeremi on the Spanish island of Gran Canaria seven years ago.
The three were on Gran Canaria when the boy went missing, so that the Civil Guard, which considered the sex motive as the most probable, distributed a photo of two of them and asked for help of the inhabitants, particularly of the Scots who often stayed on the island, to see if anyone had seen them at the time and place the boy went missing on March 10, 2007.
Officials say that one of the inmates is serving a life sentence in a Scottish jail for homicide, the disappearance of a woman and the sexual abuse of her son, while the other, also behind bars, was sentenced for abuse of minors.
The third, who went free, was investigated several times for the same crime.
All three, investigators found, were on Gran Canaria in March 2007 and had friendship and business relations in the neighborhood where the family home of Yeremi was located and very near to where he disappeared.
For a time, the three pedophiles lived in the area and the two now in prison had a cleaning company on the island called Rainbow Cleaning Service S.L., while the other also worked in Gran Canaria.
In 2012, an Englishwoman told investigators that she had seen the pedophiles in the Canary Islands town of Vecindario.
The criminal profile of those under investigation, their stay in Gran Canaria, specifically in the area where the boy went missing, and the Englishwoman’s statement have given the agents new confidence that they will finally discover what happened to little Yeremi.