The mother of a missing U.K. man has confirmed the man she saw in a selfie at a Chelsea soccer game isn’t her son after all.
Jon Anderson Edwards disappeared in Lagos, Portugal, last September after he hit his head in a fall. He didn’t turn up at a restaurant where he worked the next day.
All of his things, including his passport and phone, were left in his apartment. He hasn’t been seen since.
This week, his mother, Lesley Edwards, thought she saw her son in a selfie she took.
“Thank you everyone for all of your help. It just shows how powerful this Facebook is. Unfortunately, this time is wasn’t my son. The lad in the photo’s sister messaged me to tell me. We will keep looking for him though,” she wrote on Facebook.
She told the Mirror that while the man wasn’t her son, he is his “absolute double.”
“It was upsetting. We were full of hope. I was thinking ‘if it is him and he doesn’t want to be found I don’t mind,'” she said.
“At least I would know he was safe. It was kind of the man’s sister to get in touch – she even sent me a few pictures so I was sure it wasn’t a crank.”
“But it shows the power of Facebook and social media. We will keep searching until we find Jon.”
She launched a social media campaign to help identify the man.
Police Scotland are still helping police in Portugal search for him.