Arequipa: Belgian tourist who was heading to the Colca Canyon has been missing for more than 10 days

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The parents of Natasha of Crombrugghe They have not heard anything about their daughter who has been missing for more than 10 days in Peru. Several search alerts have already been launched on social networks and a true wave of solidarity has formed. This is how the posts in Facebook They have been shared thousands of times.

“Hello everyone, I call my friends and friends of friends who are currently in Peru. We have not heard from Natacha de Crombrugghe since January 23 and we are very worried. I was supposed to visit the Colca Canyon (Arequipa) and since then no news. If anyone has seen him since January 23, please let his father Eric know by phone 0032 475/952705″, indicates the publication.

Natacha is around 1.65m tall and has a slim build. He has very dark brown hair, light blue eyes and many tattoos.

Eric, Natacha’s father, did not want to expand on the disappearance of his daughter. He prefers to let Belgian Foreign Affairs do its job. “We are in contact with the Belgian consulate in Lima. The whole machine is working. The consulate advised us not to communicate too much in the media so as not to sabotage their work, nor that of the embassy”, declared to the Belgian portal La Capitale.

Belgian tourist lost in Arequipa.
Belgian tourist lost in Arequipa.
Belgian tourist lost in Arequipa.
Belgian tourist lost in Arequipa.


Natacha decided to travel alone to Peru. And he was uploading photos of his tourist adventure. On January 20, he published a photo on his social networks in Machu Picchu, Cusco, and three days later he contacted his parents, reporting from Cabanaconde in Arequipa. He had stayed at Mirko’s House hostel.

This district is the place from where tourists start the trek to visit the Colca Canyon. The young woman let her parents know that this would be her next destination.

In the comments of the Wanted poster, a tourist claims to have met her near Lake Titicaca.

“We are worried as parents, but we remain hopeful”, Natacha’s father points out. He added that the Belgian Foreign Office contacted the parents confirming that they had read the wanted notice, but they were unable to provide any new information until Friday.


Last December, the lifeless bodies of a couple of tourists were found 700 meters from the Cruz del Cóndor viewpoint, located in the Colca Valley, in the province of Caylloma, Arequipa region. It is presumed that they committed suicide because their belongings and a strange drawing were found in the surroundings.

The The victims were identified as Sebastián Straub Collado and Olga Rodríguez de Piris., both of Paraguayan nationality. They were hanging by the neck with a rope that was tied to the roof of a pergola.

The The discovery of the bodies was recorded yesterday by Autocolca personnel, who notified the police. Tourists who came to the Mirador de la Cruz del Cóndor also noticed the fact.

The police from the Cabanaconde police station arrived at the scene of the events where In addition to finding the couple’s belongings, they found a rune figure very close, which refers to the legend of the god Odin, who hung himself from the tree of life. It is not ruled out that the couple wanted to imitate this fact.


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