A British woman whose husband went missing on a Greek island two years ago has shared her dismay at not getting answers about his whereabouts.
Heid Wolstenholme still has no idea what happened to her husband David, 69, after he disappeared while walking on the sleepy island of Serifos in June 2021.
‘It’s been two years now since Dave went missing and nobody’s finding anything,’ she told The Sun.
‘I want him to be alive, I can’t imagine he is because he had nowhere to go.
He compared the experience to a TV drama.
Heide Wolstenhulme (left) says she still has no idea what happened to her husband David, (right), 69, after he disappeared while walking on the sleepy island of Serifos in June 2021.
The couple (pictured) have been married for over 40 years
The couple, from Skipton, North Yorkshire, who have been married for more than 40 years, flew to Greece from Manchester on June 11 two years ago.
After staying in Athens, the pair visited several islands, including Ikaria, Mykonos and Paros, before landing in Serifos to celebrate a friend’s birthday.
On June 25, David set off from their residence in Livadi, which, according to Mrs. Wolstenhulme, was not unusual.
He was wearing a blue rucksack, blue shorts, a blue walking top and a hat.
According to Mrs Wolstenhulme, David had his walking equipment, his driving license and ‘enough euros for the day.’
But after not hearing from him after 5 pm, he became worried and alerted the local authorities.
A massive search operation was launched, with locals scouring the island for any sign of the walkers.
Despite the presence of specially trained dogs and drones in the search, nothing was found.
Mr Wolstenhulme’s cards have also not been used since the day he disappeared.
He added that he was not able to travel far due to Covid restrictions and did not have his passport with him.
She expressed her confusion about the situation because of her husband’s walking experience.
Mrs Wolstenhulme has her own theory about her husband’s disappearance, believing he ‘went through the soil’ due to the ‘old mines in the area’.
During the search operation, David’s phone pings near the beginning of his walk in Agios Panteleimonas.
She told Greek police that her relationship with David had always been romantic.
She detailed her struggles with her husband’s whereabouts and lashed out at the limited updates she has received since then.
The revelation that a mobile signal has been found in a nearby village confuses him, as it was not the direction he was heading.
Ms Wolstenhulme condemned police silence in an interview with Greek TV, claiming officers were writing details in Post’s notes.
The owner of the hotel where the couple were staying admitted search conditions were ‘very difficult’ due to 40 degree heat.
The couple, who married in 1980, were avid travelers and counted Greece among their favorite destinations.
Mrs. Wolstenhulme is adamant that something bad happened to her husband and that she did not disappear of her own accord because she had a ticket for the next day’s ferry.
He also said that David ‘couldn’t have stayed in the way’, claiming that local authorities had not been broad enough in their search.
David has not been declared dead as he is still considered a missing person.
Mrs Wolstenhulme (left) is adamant that something bad happened to her husband (right) and that he did not disappear of his own accord.
In addition to Mrs Wolstenholme’s anguish over her husband’s disappearance, she has not been able to access David’s pension account as there is no death certificate.
He is currently awaiting a court hearing to decide whether he can have access to the account
With details of David’s whereabouts scarce, Ms Wolstenhulme urged authorities to search the area where the phone signal was last seen.
David’s sister says she wants the family ‘to have something intimate’ about his disappearance, calling it a ‘mystery’.