PROVO (ABC4 News) – The uncle of missing Provo woman Elizabeth Salgado says accusations that he or his brother had anything to do with the disappearance of his niece are “a big, big lie”.
The 26 year old woman from Mexico disappeared from Provo on April 16th and has not been seen or heard from since.
Alex Villalobos organized and led four searches for the missing 26 year old from Mexico. He then quit because of suspicions about her uncles Rosemberg and Rudemberth Salgado.
“My impression is that they know something,” Villalobos told ABC4 Utah News. “They know information that they are not sharing…like what really happened with Elizabeth. We found some inconsistencies with the stories.”
Others who didn’t want to be identified were more direct.
“To be honest I think it’s either Rudemberth alone or Rudemberth and Rosemberg, both of them,” a woman said. “People say that either they probably did something, they either sold her or something for money or they probably have her against her will hidden somewhere basically to get money out of it.”
Thursday in an interview with Univision, Rosemberg dismissed those claims.
“It’s a big lie,” Rosemberg said in Spanish. ” I don’t know why they’re trying to speculate things that aren’t true.”
Villalobos also questions the brothers’ real motivation.
“To me it’s suspicious that they are more concerned about raising money than actually finding her,” Villalobos said.
“People can say what they want,” Rosemberg said. “We have nothing to do with this and with the grace of God He’s going to help us find my niece”.
Thursday marked 11 weeks that Elizabeth has been missing. There is currently a $15,000 reward offered for information leading to her safe return.