My uncle, Jose Tamayo, went missing in Peru last Sunday, September 19th during a sight-seeing trip just a few hundred miles away from his home town of Lima, Peru with Alvaro Rossel, his close friend of over 50 years. Jose is a US citizen, Connecticut resident and business owner, a father, a grandfather, a cancer survivor, a good man. The media in Peru has been very aggressive and search parties have been out since Tuesday. We have yet to see ANY media coverage of this in the US. WE NEED MEDIA COVERAGE!!! We must find our loved-ones, time is critical, we will not give up the search and we need to urge the search effort to continue. We feel that media pressure from the US will help immensely. Can you help?
Tourists Alvaro Rossel, Peruvian age 74 and Jose Tamayo, Peruvian-American (US Citizen) age 79 have been missing since Sunday September 19th. They were last seen in the central region of Peru. The tourists are traveling in a silver Mitsubishi Outlander license plate RQW112.
The information obtained only confirms their whereabouts through last Sunday. Informants say they had lunch at Casa de Baco in Oxapampa and then left on their way to Pozuzo. Traveling in this direction, they were last seen on the road between Oxapampa and Huancabamba.
At the current time, officials working on the case are focusing on a possible car-jacking or an accident. The remote area can be dangerous with drug traffickers in the area.
INFORMATION ON THE MISSING
Both tourists are retired. Previously Alvaro Rossel worked in the Pisco business in Lima and Jose Tamayo in the United States.
Both the Department of Defense and the Homeland Security are involved in the search. The group specializing in the General Direction of the Police, DININCRI, as well as helicopters and specialized vehicles have been deployed to the area since Friday the 24th of September.
The US has become actively involved in the search through their embassy in Lima as well as through Connecticut congressman Jim Hines, who made direct contact.