Sheffield mother in Nepal to highlight missing son’s plight

Pauline Souflas (third left)
Pauline Souflas (third left)
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A Sheffield woman whose son has been missing or two years has travelled to Nepal to draw attention to the disappearance.

Pauline Souflas, from Woodseats, whose son Zisimos vanished in Nepal two years ago, attended a press conference with the relatives of other missing trekkers.

Zisimos, aged 29, had travelled to Nepal to attend a friend’s wedding in Katmandu and had planned to climb to Everest base camp during his trip in 2012.

He failed to return home on the flight he was booked onto and despite widespread searches, involving the Nepalese army and sherpas, has not been seen since.

Mrs Souflas met other concerned families at the Trekking Agencies’ Association of Nepal today to encourage travellers not to trek alone and to raise awareness about Zisimos and other missing trekkers.

She was joined by two families with missing loved ones who also vanished in Nepal and another family whose loved one was found murdered there.

Zisimos, a former student at Sheffield’s All Saints High School, had just completed his business degree at St Andrew’s University.

See tomorrow’s Star for full report.