GPS signal indicates Jesse left Huaraz and went to Caraz for Santa Cruz area according to police

N o breakthrough yet but some advances after weeks of silence. During his weekly meeting with the press, the head of the Police Division of Huaraz, José Zavala Chumbiauca shared some important updates on the case of the disappearance of Jesse Galganov. Coronel Zavala stated that it has been verified that the Canadian stayed at the Casa Blanca Hotel in Huaraz and then left for the city of Caraz for trekking, most likely the Santa Cruz Trek. ¨We have managed to collect video footage in which Galganov is seen leaving the Casa Blanca Hotel and heading towards the bus stop that connects with Caraz.¨ The head of the Police Division of Huaraz also informed that a police helicopter is used to fly over the area of the Santa Cruz Trek, as well as drones.

According to the head of the Huaraz police force, the use of geolocation is key as Galganov’s cell phone´s GPS signal sent its latest signals from the Santa Cruz area. The search is now focused on this area. Jesse Galganov signed the check-in book of hotel Casa Blanca and thus did not stay at Kame House Backpackers as previously was assumed. The police furthermore shared to believe that the 22-year-old did not stay in any hotel or hostel in Caraz but would have gone trekking straight away. ¨Apple has shared images of Jesse´s cell phone which indicate a certain direction he went to and all the information we have obtained, also thanks to the help of Jesse´s family members, confirms he went towards Caraz. At the request of Jesse´s parents and his embassy, 50 high mountain guides have restarted the search for the Canadian.¨ The mountain guides who are assisted by local civilians are searching in four touristic directions; Pomabamba-Cedros, Hualcayán, Santa Cruz and the Cañón del Pato towards Caraz.

Photo: Jesse Galganov and Coronel José Zavala Chumbiauca

6 Responses to “GPS signal indicates Jesse left Huaraz and went to Caraz for Santa Cruz area according to police” Subscribe

  1. N November 9, 2017 at 09:48 #

    Thank you for your reporting! It is very much appreciated by people who are following this story closely and who are deeply touched by it and are hopeful for his safe return. Even though the focus of the investigation has left huaraz, i hope you will still be reporting on The search for Jesse n the future.

  2. Nanci Segal November 9, 2017 at 09:48 #

    Hoping, wishing and praying for a positive outcome every minute of every single day. Jesse is in all our hearts….
    Nanci & Gary Segal
    Vancouver, British Columbia.

  3. Mary November 9, 2017 at 09:48 #

    Thank you for your report. Any news that keeps us Montrealers connected to Jesse is appreciated. Many many prayers for Jesse and his family

  4. Lori Shoshanna Maler November 9, 2017 at 09:48 #

    we pray tht they search the areas and find Jesse today!!!!!!

  5. Corinna November 9, 2017 at 09:48 #

    Thank you for the update – I concur with all the messages written above- – I hope you will continue to report in spite of the geographical change of the search parties. My heartfelt
    prayers to all.May the search parties and Jesse’s parents be safe and persistent.

    Lots of love from Montreal,

  6. Alexandra November 12, 2017 at 09:48 #

    Many prayers for Jesse and his family.

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