THE heartbroken mum of a missing schoolboy broke her silence last night
after two Scots sex killers were caged and wept: "I'm convinced those
monsters took my little boy."
Yeremi Vargas disappeared three years ago as he played
near the family home on Gran Canaria.
And in an exclusive interview with the Sunday Mail, Yeremi's mother
Ithaisa Suarez told how she fears paedophile predators
and William Lauchlan snatched the youngster.
The evil pair ran a cleaning business in the small Canarian town of
Vecindario, where Yeremi, lived and were on the island when he vanished
in March 2007.
Lauchlan and O'Neill were jailed for a total of 56 years on Thursday for
the murder of Allison McGarrigle, who threatened to expose their child
They had previously been convicted of abusing a six year-old boy in
Benidorm, Spain, and in Scotland last month.
Staring coldly at a photograph of the grinning sex killers yesterday,
Ithaisa, 27, said: "I am pleased that these men are going to be in jail
for a very long time because they are obviously evil beyond words.
"Maybe in prison they will sit and think about their crimes and talk to
the police about what they know.
"If they took Yeremi then I would beg them to speak with detectives in
"They make me feel sick. I still pray every day that Yeremi will be
found but I can't hide my dark thoughts any more - I believe they took
"It is terrifying to think that these men were in our town so close to
where Yeremi was playing when he vanished.
"When I see what they are capable of, what mother would not think they
took their child?
"They have killed and abused on Gran Canaria, England and Scotland -
they are evil beyond words and I am terrified now that they are keeping
secret what happened to Yeremi.
"Yeremi was a happy little schoolboy playing on waste ground just
outside my front door, then he vanished without a trace.
"The police on Gran Canaria have not told me much about these men but I
know that they are talking to the Scottish police. I am now more scared
than ever that they have taken Yeremi and his body will never be found.
"I will never stop looking for my boy but if these men know what
happened to him then I pray they will speak to the police so Yeremi can
be at peace.
"Surely if they are going to spend the rest of their lives in jail they
could give a heartbroken family some comfort. All I ask is that they
please tell the police anything they know."
We revealed in 2007, just a few months after Yeremi's disappearance, how
Lauchlan and O'Neill were running Rainbow Cleaning Services on Gran
Unsuspecting parents were allowing the pair, who have a long history of
sex abuse, in to clean their holiday homes - unaware of their twisted
Detectives on the island have been reluctant to speak about the pair but
Ithaisa said the inquiry team based in the Spanish capital Madrid, have
been in close contact with Scots detectives.
She added: "I meet with the police regularly but there has been nothing
at all and it's now over three years since Yeremi disappeared.
"The case has torn my family, the island and the whole of Spain apart -
he is our
and there has been huge publicity.
"We keep checking the fields and beaches and we will never give up
"Every week my father goes out in his car looking and calling Yeremi's
"I keep hoping that maybe he is in a house somewhere off the island and
being looked after, but I have been thinking the worst now because it
has been so long without any information."
Ithaisa's life has been shattered at the loss of her only child. She is
still on medication and has regular psychiatric treatment.
Yeremi's room remains untouched since the moment he walked out the front
door of their two-bedroom flat in the centre of Vecindario to play
football on waste ground round the corner.
His favourite Winnie the Pooh bedspread is perfectly folded and his
Spider-Man teddies and toy cars neatly arranged on shelves.
Ithaisa added: "I am keeping his room for the moment when he will
hopefully come back to us. I could never change it. It may never happen
but I have to keep hoping."
Photos of the youngster are on every wall in the house as Ithaisa
struggles to keep her hopes alive.
She said: "This is all I have now - just photos - and that is
heartbreaking for my family.
"He was such a beautiful friendly boy who was loved by everybody.
"We haven't seen his smile for three years, heard him laugh or watch him
play. Sometimes I feel like I don't want to carry on but I cannot stop
looking, handing out posters and asking around for help."
O'Neill and Lauchlan strangled Allison nearly 13 years ago and dumped
her at sea in a wheelie bin. Her body was never found.
The perverts befriended mum-of-three Allison after she left her husband,
and she eventually became a lodger at their flat in Largs, Ayrshire.
But she found out O'Neill and Lauchlan were molesting a young boy at the
flat. She confronted the pair - and was never seen again.
A year after the murder, the sick pair were found guilty of 31 child
O'Neill was jailed for eight years and Lauchlan for six. Both beasts
were freed early - and within weeks, they moved to Vecindario.
It is understood the paedophiles fled Britain on false passports to
avoid notifying police of their whereabouts as registered sex offenders.
A police source said: "They are not opportunistic paedophiles - this
pair are quite possibly among the worst predatory sex attackers in
"They spend a great deal of time pinpointing targets and gaining the
trust of the children and their parents before the abuse takes place.
"Gran Canaria was no doubt chosen because of the large gay community and
they would simply blend into a holiday island."