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Responses to the thread should fall into one of two catergories:
1. Suggestions about steps the OP can take to try to find the missing person. Speculative posts, including those pondering the motivation of the missing person, will be deleted.
2. Factual information about the whereabouts of the missing person, for instance, “I was with XXX two nights ago in xxxx albergue”. If you can speak to the missing person directly, ask him or her to contact the OP rather than disclosing the person's location on the forum. Communications with the OP via the private message function would help preserve the privacy of the parties.
If you have any concerns please contact a moderator.
Clarification from OP (I'm assuming that's "original post-er"); I posted this because I may well be the only person on here who reads the Portugal News regularly. If you have information, please contact those listed in the news story. I'm just passing it along!