Missing man last spotted in desert drug trip say police
Police say a youth who has been missing for two weeks may have been dumped in the desert by friends after he died while they were all taking drugs.
Naser Ali Naser, 21, has not been seen since October 28.
Brigadier Khaleel Ibrahim Al Mansouri, head of CID, said two men are being questioned in connection with his disappearance, as they were the last ones to see him during a trip out to the desert to get high on tramadol.
Police say the pair have admitted they left Naser in the desert, but don’t recall where.
“They are suspected of being behind his disappearance or death because they confessed that they were under the influence of alcohol and illegal painkillers during the trip,” Al Mansouri said.
“They said that he was dead and they threw his body from the car in the desert but they cannot remember where.”
The suspects allegedly told police that they and Naser first went to Ajman and then on to Al Dhaid and the Oman border.
Police said the duo claim to have dumped Naser’s body somewhere in that area.
“There are many accusations surrounding the two suspects: causing the death of Naser, dumping him and not informing the police about the crime,” said Al Mansouri.
“We have many officers searching for Naser and won’t stop until we find him.”
Police initially thought they had found Naser’s body when Omani authorities reported that a corpse had been found near the border. However, to the contrary of some media reports that claimed it was his body, police yesterday said the dead man was not Naser, who is pictured.
Al Mansouri said: “Our forensic doctors examined the body. It wasn’t Naser. We are not sure who it is yet and will carry out DNA tests.”
Anyone with information about Naser is asked to call Dubai Police on 04 609 5555 or Al Rashidiya Police Station on 04 285 3000.