Luis Diaz's brother Jesus, 19, plays for his Colombian second-division side just 48 hours after their parents were kidnapped... as police identify two suspects but are no closer to finding his missing father

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  • Authorities successful Colombia are still searching for their father, Luis Manuel Diaz
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By Liam Morgan For Mailonline

Published: 04:31 EDT, 1 November 2023 | Updated: 05:58 EDT, 1 November 2023

Luis Diaz's relative Jesus has played for his Colombian second-division broadside for nan first clip since nan kidnapping of their parents.

The Diaz family has been rocked by nan daze incident, wherever equipped men abducted their mother and begetter while they were astatine a petrol position successful nan mini municipality of Barrancas connected Saturday.

Their mother, Cilenis Marulanda, was freed by nan kidnappers but nan whereabouts of his father, Luis Manuel, stay unknown.


Luis Diaz, 26, has remained successful England for 'security reasons', according to reports, but his 19-year-old relative Jesus played for Barranquilla FC successful nan Colombian 2nd section conscionable 48 hours aft his parents were kidnapped.

Jesus Diaz started Barranquilla's 1-0 conclusion to Cucuta Deportivo connected Monday, pinch his coach, Nelson Florez, insisting he wanted to play contempt nan trauma successful his family.

Luis Diaz's relative Jesus, 19, played for his Colombian second-division broadside connected Monday

 Liverpool prima Luis Diaz has remained successful England and won't recreation location to Colombia

The hunt for Luis Manuel Diaz continues pinch authorities monitoring jungle regions adjacent nan separator pinch Venezuela 

It has since emerged that constabulary person identified 2 of nan 4 men progressive successful nan kidnapping but are nary person to uncovering his missing father.

Luis Diaz recovered retired astir nan kidnapping on Saturday evening, little than 24 hours earlier Liverpool's Premier League fixture against Nottingham Forest on Sunday.

Diaz did not play immoderate domiciled successful nan 3-0 triumph complete Forest, which Jurgen Klopp called 'the astir difficult circumstance'. 

He near nan squad and is being looked aft by members of Liverpool unit arsenic he awaits news from backmost home. 

Latest reports from Colombia declare Luis Manuel had been warned of imaginable threats against him anterior to nan kidnapping.

Diaz connected Tuesday collapsed his soundlessness since nan kidnapping arsenic he urged followers to march to telephone for nan merchandise of his missing father.

He shared a station connected Instagram of a planned march successful Colombia, featuring a photograph of Luis Manuel.

The station invited nan 'whole community' and urged them to 'bring your candle to ray nan ray of hope, pinch nan image ending pinch nan impulse to nan captors to 'free him now'.

Colombian authorities have sent service commandos to defender nan separator and forestall Luis Manuel Diaz being taken into neighbouring Venezuela. 

The Colombian service issued an update that nan hunt for Diaz's begetter continues pinch nan support of 'two motorised platoons, unmanned aircraft, checkpoints, helicopters, a level pinch specialised radar and much than 120 men,' Semana reported.

On Monday, it was reported that separator crossings betwixt Colombia and Venezuela located wrong dense jungle were being monitored by service commandos arsenic nan hunt ngo continues connected a ample scale.

A reward of astir £40,000 has been offered for accusation astir nan kidnapping

The star's mother (pictured successful 2019) has been rescued, but his begetter is believed to beryllium still being held captive, pinch authorities continuing nan search 

Colombia's nationalist constabulary director Gen William Salamanca joined nan hunt connected Monday

Reports successful Colombia said constabulary are not ruling retired nan anticipation Diaz's begetter whitethorn already beryllium wrong Venezuela moreover though crossing done heavy jungle will person been hazardous.

More specifications of nan kidnapping person emerged recently, pinch Semana's study claiming Diaz's parents were buying watermelons erstwhile they were taken by 4 equipped men connected motorcycles.

After nan constabulary enacted a 'padlock' cognition to find nan couple, nan assailants reportedly abandoned Diaz's stolen car and continued connected 3 motorcycles, 2 of which were taken from civilians.

Diaz's mother was freed from her ordeal pinch a reward of 200 cardinal Colombian pesos [around £40,000] offered by nan authorities for information.

Diaz remains successful nan thoughts of his team-mates arsenic they won 3-0 without him connected Sunday 

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