Update: Press Conference in Kathmandu – 24/04/14

A press conference will be held at the TAAN (Trekking Agencies’ Association of Nepal) headquarters in Kathmandu on Friday 24th April 2014.

The families involved are Connie and Paul Sacco – parents of Aubrey Sacco (disappeared 22nd April 2010), Pauline Souflas – mother of Zisimos Souflas (disappeared 23rd April 2012), Rudy Devos – father of Debbie Maveau (found murder June 2012) and Margaret Allpress – mother of Matt Allpress (disappeared November 2013).

The press conference is to raise the awareness of the missing and to encourage trekkers not to trek alone.

Please forward this information to any contacts in the media.



New Missing Person Poster

Below is the up to date version of the missing poster for Zisimos. Fellow trekkers may wish to take a few copies of this with them if they are planning on visiting Nepal, which Zisimos’ family would be extremely grateful for.

A Microsoft Word copy can be requested by emailing sophie_souflas@hotmail.com

Fresh Hunt for Missing Zis Souflas

An article about Zisimos’ disappearance was published on 26th February 2014, mentioning the new search for Zisimos starting this year. The family were unable to comment in time for the publication. Further information on the new search is to follow.


 A team of Sherpas will launch a fresh search for a Brit nearly two years after he vanished in Nepal.

Zisimos Souflas, a 27-year-old backpacker, was trekking alone in the foothills of the Himalayas when he was last seen alive. He had flown into the country for a friend’s wedding.

His disappearance follows a spate of attacks on foreigners — including one in which a young woman was found decapitated — sparking fears he may have come to harm.


Read the full article here