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Husband David Knezevich back in court – NBC 6 South Florida

The man accused of kidnapping his estranged wife in Spain appeared again in federal court in South Florida on Monday as the woman’s brother pleaded for information about her disappearance.

David Knezevich, 36, was arrested earlier this month after arriving at Miami International Airport on a flight from Serbia and charged with kidnapping in the disappearance of his wife Ana María Henao Knezevich.

The Colombian native has been missing since February 2, when she was last seen in Madrid.

Ana Maria Knezevich had lived in Fort Lauderdale but moved to Madrid in December after friends said she was divorcing her husband.



A South Florida man accused of kidnapping his estranged wife in Spain was denied bond Friday by a federal judge in Miami. David Knezevich attended a pre-trial detention hearing to demand his release, but the judge ultimately decided he was a potential flight risk. Knezevich was arrested Saturday after arriving at Miami International Airport on a flight from Serbia and charged with kidnapping in the disappearance of his wife Ana María Henao Knezevich.

In court Monday, a judge granted David Knezevich a two-week delay in his arraignment so he can finalize details with his attorney.

After Monday’s hearing, Ana Maria Knezevich’s brother, Juan Felipe Henao, issued a brief statement saying the family hoped she would be found alive.

“We just hope for justice for my sister, we hope we find her soon,” he said. “If anyone out there, internationally, anywhere, has any information about where she is, or has seen anything, please come forward and contact authorities.”

Court documents show authorities believe David Knezevich resembles the man in a motorcycle helmet who spray-painted the lens of the security camera outside Ana’s Madrid apartment on February 2. The man left an hour later with a suitcase.

Knezevich’s lawyer has said his client is innocent and was in his native Serbia on the day his 40-year-old wife disappeared, 1,600 miles away. But officers say Knezevich had rented a Peugeot in the Serbian capital Belgrade four days earlier.

The case has gained international attention as law enforcement agencies from several countries have come together to help find Ana Maria and the person responsible for her disappearance.



The family of a woman who disappeared months ago in Spain is hoping she will be found alive following the arrest of her estranged husband in Miami on kidnapping charges in connection with her disappearance. The family of Ana María Henao Knezevich held an emotional news conference in Fort Lauderdale on Wednesday, asking for help in obtaining information on the whereabouts of the Colombian resident who has been missing since February 2, when she was last seen in Madrid.