Taiza Thomsen, 24, represented Brazil at the 2003 Miss Universe pageant in Panama. She has been missing according to her family and the police are not ruling out human trafficking.
SAO PAULO, Brazil — Police said Saturday they weren’t discarding the possibility that human trafficking played a role in the disappearance of a former Miss Brazil who hasn’t contacted her family since September.
Taiza Thomsen, 24, represented Brazil at the 2003 Miss Universe pageant in Panama. The last time she spoke to her parents, she said she was in London.
“At this moment we can’t rule out anything, not even the possibility she was a victim of human trafficking,” police investigator Marcos David Salem told Brazilian TV.
The family thinks that Taiza was being threatened.
Thomsen’s family has said that in some of their conversations before she went missing, she left them with the feeling that she was being threatened. The family did not elaborate.
However, her friends think something else may have occurred.
According to some of her friends, Thomsen had worked briefly in Belgium and there was a possibility she was still there, media reported.
A friend said Saturday that she talked to Thomsen over the phone about three months ago, Brazil’s RBS TV reported. (Washington Post)
UPDATE I: Missing Miss Brazil found in UK
It appears that all the worry over missing 24 year old, ex- Miss Brazile Taiza Thomsen, was for nothing.
Taiza Thomsen, 24, contacted police in London after a global investigation was launched to locate her.
She said she did not want to be bothered by anyone, even her parents, who last spoke to her in September
But the former beauty queen told police she was “doing well in London and that she didn’t want to be found, not even by her parents.”
Investigators said it didn’t appear that she was being pressured or coerced by anybody and that the case would now be closed. (The Sun)