She just wants to be able to hug her Stephen again. Georgeta Marku, 42, of Mehren in the German state of Rhineland-Palatinate, has been missing her son for more than two months. Stephen Ionita (21) suddenly disappeared. The last useful track leads to Felsberg Gr.
On May 18, the world still seemed fine. Stephen was at home. “It was Wednesday. I went to Stefan’s room in the evening and said good night to him,” the Romanians say to Blick. Then mom goes to her room and goes to sleep. She falls asleep
But suddenly she wakes up. “During the night I heard a car outside. I thought it was the neighbors.” In the morning Mom looks into Stephen’s bedroom. Shock! The son is gone. And his Hyundai is no more. “She didn’t have any school that day,” says Marku. “And he only has to go there in the afternoon for his internship at the restaurant.”
Mysterious Message in Stephen’s Room
He finds a note in Stephen’s room. It read, “I’m sorry I lied to you and let you down. But it’s my decision.” The note surprised the mother. She doesn’t understand what her son means by this, she says. “We always had a great relationship and talked about everything.”
The same morning Marku reports to the police. And the mother also starts appealing through Facebook. with success. first lead. “A man then replied that he had seen Stefan’s car in a parking lot in the canton of Graubünden in Felsberg.”
But the son is missing. He left everything in the car. “His identity card, driver’s license, car keys, registration papers and money.” The son also left his mobile at home.
Graubünden Canton police search with sniffer dog
Graubünden Cantonal Police confirmed to Blick that they knew about the missing Stefan Ionita. “We found his car in a parking lot in Felsberg at the end of May,” says spokesman Marcus Walser. «We also searched the site with a sniffer. Unfortunately, the search was unsuccessful.”
In Switzerland, no additional public searches are being conducted, as Germany already has an official missing persons report with an active search, Walser continued. The German police had reported before the car was found. It said that Ionita had left her apartment in Mehren with her white Hyundai at around 11 pm on May 18. Walser insisted that the German authorities have the lead in this matter.
But: «As new findings emerge, they will let us know. Until then, the Graubünden Cantonal Police will not conduct any active searches, but will search for the person according to the current missing persons report. ,
So far Ionita seems to have disappeared from the face of the earth. The mother herself also went to Switzerland, hung up posters with a photo of her son, and hired two private detectives. It didn’t help. “I don’t know where that might be. I ask everyone reading Blick’s article to keep their eyes open for Stephen,” Mom says sternly. Because she hopes to find her Stephen. Looks like my son is still alive.”
Was it his desire to help undo that?
She cannot and does not want to imagine that her son is no longer alive. suicide? excluded for them. ‘He went missing two months ago. His body must have been found long ago. Plus, he had everything at home.” She also thinks it’s unlikely that others would have done anything to her. “He’s never had contact with bad people. He was no problem kid. He had alcohol. Didn’t drink, didn’t use drugs, didn’t smoke.”
Marku also denies the possibility that Stephen’s father may have had anything to do with the disappearance. “Stephen has no contact with him. He certainly isn’t with them in Romania.”
Mom currently has a completely different theory: “He’s a very helpful boy. Maybe someone needed his help. He said yes, but didn’t tell me about it. Because he knew I wouldn’t let him go too far.”
If Stefan Ionita is still alive, his mother is sure that he is not doing well. “I think he’s in a bad position.” She is also not doing well. Two months of fear, doubt and anxiety have left their mark. “I can’t sleep at night. I can’t eat. But I can’t even spend time at home, because there are so many memories of my son in the apartment.” Georgeta Marku only wants one thing: “I just want to be able to hug my Stephen again.”