The family of missing journalist Michael Dixon have gone to Costa Rica to seek out new clues on his whereabouts on the anniversary of his disappearance.
His brother David and girlfriend Nadia Martinez of East Croydon, will be travelling to Tamarindo along with his father Hubert, mother Lynn in another bid to find their loved one.
Brussels based Michael, 34, was last seen at his hotel Villa Macondo between October 18 and October 21 2009 in the beach town on the Northern Pacific Coast of the country
A website set up in aid of finding Michael has a counter showing that he has been missing for 363 days. His family have described him as “incredibly warm and caring son, brother, friend and colleague.”
“Although quiet at times, his sense of humour is quick, dry and witty. Michael has many friends around the world who miss him dearly.”
The group shows a diary of the last correspondence and movements the family had with Michael, police investigations and family searches.
The initial search for Michael, over land and from the air, ended on November 27, 2009 after a month with no confirmed sightings.
According to the Facebook group “Help Find Michael Dixon”, “his hotel room was found undisturbed and all his belongings accounted for”.
The last news entry on the Facebook group said: “David has finally left Costa Rica and has returned home to the UK. Unfortunately, there have been no confirmed leads in Michael’s disappearance.”
David has recently appeared on BBC 5 Live and BBC Radio 4 with appeals for people who have any information to come forward and raise awareness of the ongoing plea for Michael to be found.
Support charity for the family and friends of missing people ‘The Lucie Blackman Trust’ have been helping the Dixon family and have set up a ‘Missing Abroad’ site, raising £14,143.20 for this cause.