It has been a very difficult inspection in “a narrow well”, pointed out the agents of the Central Operating Unit (UCO) of the Civil Guard, who since the morning of May 31 inspected a new well in Manzanares (Ciudad Real) in search of of the second businessman who disappeared in the area, Jesús González Borrajo, 54 years old. The last time he was seen, on the afternoon of June 19, 2019, he was with Antonio Caba, a well-known real estate dealer friend of his, who was acting as an intermediary in the sale of two of his high-end cars.
Caba, 48, was arrested on March 14 after the remains of another businessman, Juan Miguel Isla, 58, were found in a well located on a farm he owned, in Valdepeñas. Isla had been missing since July 22, when he traveled from his residence in Alicante to Manzanares to sell a farm belonging to his family. Also on that occasion, Caba acted as an intermediary in the economic transaction. The confession of his accomplice, a retired resident of the town named Gaspar Rivera, 70, has been decisive in resolving both disappearances. Caba and Rivera have been in prison ever since.
The case of the disappearance of Jesús González was surprisingly filed after an investigation by the Civil Guard of Manzanares. The circumstance occurs that Caba, fond of weapons, had good friends in the headquarters for which, according to the story of the neighbors, “he walked like Pedro through his house.” The interrogation to which he was subjected at the time, for being the last person who had been with González just before his disappearance, is more the story of a trip they had taken together to Paraguay than a statement related to a suspicious disappearance.
It has been the efforts of the relatives of Jesús González, who always suspected Caba, and the fact that a similar disappearance was registered and in such similar circumstances in the same area, which put the UCO agents on the trail of this double case of disappearance that seems close to being solved. Agents have spent the last five days using different techniques to try to unplug a well and get to the bottom, where they finally claim to have found “skeletal remains.” “In relation to the different actions initiated several days ago, focused on the investigation into the disappearance of Mr. Jesús María González Borrajo, the Civil Guard has located skeletal remains in a test pit on an agricultural farm in the municipality of Manzanares (Ciudad Real), unidentified for the moment”, reads the press release sent on Tuesday night.
The investigation was precipitated in January, when the UCO investigators launched a request for citizen help to locate the vehicle of businessman Juan Miguel Isla. This call for citizen collaboration made the two main defendants in the disappearances nervous, the Fincas , Caba, and his alleged accomplice, Rivera, who began to make mistakes, meeting in places to agree in case the spotlight turned on them and going to places that, they feared, could be inspected by the agents. By then, the UCO agents were already closely following the steps that led them to the first corpse. The investigation is directed by Court Number 2 of Manzanares.
The confession of Gaspar Rivera, who cried before the judge saying that he was “very sorry” and that he had only helped his friend Antonio Caba get rid of the body of Juan Miguel Isla and his car, in exchange for a few thousand euros that he had not even gotten to collect, has been repeated on this occasion, with the case of the also disappeared businessman Jesús González.