By Jasmine Kazlauskas
Brazillian woman who fears Aussie lover is dead after he ‘disappeared’ makes desperate plea to find him on Valentine’s Day
A Brazilian woman who fears her lover could be DEAD after he suddenly ‘disappeared’ following their whirlwind romance has made a desperate Valentine’s Day plea to locate him.
After chatting online for a year, Glaucia Santos Ramos was over the moon when her Australian internet boyfriend announced he was coming to Brazil to finally meet her.
The 35-year-old, from Rio De Janeiro, first met partner Glen Kelson Duckmam, 41, from Taree, New South Wales, Australia, online in 2013.
The business administrator said she fell in love with Glen straight away, with the couple spending a ‘beautiful’ three months together traveling around her home country in May the following year.
And even after he left Brazil to go back to Australia, Glaucia said the loved-up pair called each other every single day for an incredible four years in an effort to ‘keep the fire alive’ in their long-distance relationship.
But her world came crashing down in July last year when Glen suddenly ‘disappeared off the face of the earth’ when he stopped answering her calls, was no longer active on Facebook and did not reply to any of her texts or emails.
And after suffering for six months, heartbroken Glaucia is now convinced that the Australian ‘love of her life’ is dead – but is determined to find out the truth this February 14.
The devastated 35-year-old said: “Glen and I met on the internet back in 2013. We chatted online for around a year.
“We talked nearly every day and we developed feelings for each other. I badly wanted to meet him, but of course he was in Australia.
“Then when the 2014 World Cup was on, he travelled to Brazil to see me and stayed here for three months. It was a wonderful time.
“We travelled, danced, rode our bicycles, ate a lot of food and just enjoyed each other’s company while he was in Brazil.
“We were so in love and very happy. But then he had to return to Australia after his visa expired.
“It was really difficult to say goodbye to each other, but I thought everything would be okay and we would meet again.
“I made some plans to go to Australia, but I had some family problems and could not go through with it.
“Glen was sad, but also very understanding of my situation.
“We kept talking to each other every single day. He always cared for me and I cared for him too.
“It was difficult because of the distance, but we kept our relationship alive for four years.
“I only ever wanted him, and I knew we would be together in the future.
“Everything was fine until July 2018, when suddenly I could not contact him.
“We did not have a fight, there was no problems and he was not angry with me.
“First, I thought he has just lost his phone, or his computer was broken.
“But then weeks turned into months and I still had not heard from him.
“I felt sick. I was worrying so much every day, just wondering what had happened to him.
“He did not block me from Facebook or anywhere. His phone just went straight to the answering machine.
“It was so strange and not at all in his character.
“I did not understand how we could go from talking every day for four years, to absolutely nothing.
“I was really worried something bad happened to him.
“Now it has been six months, and I still have not heard anything from him. Now I think he could be dead.
“I don’t want to believe it, but it could be true.”
Glaucia said she and Glen dreamed of a bright future and said they even talked about getting married, having children and growing old together.
And just a few weeks before Glen ‘disappeared’, Glaucia said they had discussed plans for him to return to Brazil in 2019 – but now she fears she might never see him again.
Now Glaucia has decided to make her story public in a desperate bid to find out once and for all what happened to the man she still calls the love of her life.
She said: “My life has not been the same without Glen. I miss him so much and my heart hurts every second.
“The worst part is not even knowing if he is dead or alive. I have absolutely no idea.
“I need to find out what happened to him, so I can live the rest of my life in peace.
“Until that day comes, I don’t think I can ever be happy. I need answers.
“I just hope and pray that someone, somewhere in the world can help me.”