The Inevitable Conclusion of the Irma Rick Case
Source: La Arena and FAO / ICOU
Alleged Abduction: No Crime Committed
(Jacinto Araúz) – Irma Rick and her partner
finally recovered their cellphones after these had been held over for expert
analysis, and no elements were discovered for further investigation.
The investigation began on 16 November last year
when the woman suddenly vanished in the morning without leaving a trace from a
field located some 25 kilometers from [the town] of Jacinto Araúz. She was
found the next day near Santa Teresa.
Judicial sources confirmed that “none of the
crimes under investigation were found upon opening the devices, and the case
was dismissed, as there is no crime to prosecute.”
The missing woman was found some 18 hours later by
a patrol in Santa Teresa, one kilometer from the Guatraché Checkpoint on the
5th Meridian. According to members of the police, she was in shock. The case
was originally assigned to the Court of the Third Judicial Circuit, based in
General Acha and presided by Virginia Antón, who ordered a series of expert
valuations. The result of these shows there were no third parties involved.
The case was then handed to prosecutor Juan
Bautista Méndez, who explained that “this investigation was closed without
the causes for which this woman disappeared from a field, and her subsequent
appearance in a distant location, having been established.”
Interviewed by LA ARENA, he added that “the
causes could not be determined, and the authorship or participation of another
party in the disappearance could not be established. The situations brought up
by this lady, linked with a supposed alien abduction, were not investigated
beyond journalistic sources”.
Finally, he ratified that the analysis of the
phones “did not yield any information of interest, according to the report
issued by the Telecommunications Analysis Division of the provincial police.
This is a very strange case,” he concluded.
Thus, Irma Rick’s alleged disappearance is reduced
to an anomalous situation – one which the law will not investigate beyond
insuring that no crime was committed.
[Translation (c) 2022 S. Corrales, IHU with thanks
to Luis Burgos, FAO / ICOU]