Police searching for missing X Factor star Levi Davis don't believe he went missing voluntarily
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Police involved in the search for missing X Factor star Levi Davis have said it doesn't look like he disappeared 'voluntarily'.
Davis, 24, remains a missing person after last being seen in Barcelona in October, when CCTV footage showed him leaving an Irish pub.
Following an appearance on The X-Factor: Celebrity in 2019, Davis was set to release his second single in November and had travelled to Ibiza to stay with his friend Richard Squire while working on songs.
He travelled from Ibiza by boat to Barcelona on 29 October and has not been in contact with friends or family since a few minutes past midnight on 30 October.
As the search for Davis continues, a spokesperson said the case had been handed to a specialist crime unit for further investigation.
Mossos d'Esquadra, the Catalan Police, have said there were 'disturbing' issues in Davis' case with 'no logical' explanation.
A spokesperson for the force also said Davis' disappearance does not appear to be intentional, saying: "With the information at our disposal, it doesn’t appear that this person has gone missing voluntarily and doesn’t want to be found.
“We’re dealing with an adult male whose disappearance doesn’t have a logical explanation and which we’re therefore treating as disturbing."
The spokesperson went on to stress this 'doesn’t necessarily mean he’s been the victim of a crime', adding: "It’s important to clarify that the group that’s now investigating this person’s disappearance is not a murder squad or homicide unit because that would mean there is a probability or certainty he is dead."
“What it is is a unit which has been tasked with this case following the initial investigation by officers at the station where this person was reported missing," the spokesperson continued.
"This case was initially investigated by a group of officers at the police station the disappearance was first reported to in Barcelona. That’s the general procedure in cases where there are no obvious or very evident signs a disappearance is linked to a crime.
“Now this case is being led by a specialist investigative unit based in Barcelona. The officers working for the unit are specialised in dealing with disappearances that could be criminal and have been categorised that way because of their disturbing nature as well as the amount of time which has passed."
The spokesperson said police cannot go into detail about the 'exact nature of the probe' as it could hinder the ongoing investigation, but said there 'has been a change in the way the investigation is being conducted'.
“That’s the novelty. The probe remains open and we hope to resolve it in the best way possible and as fast as possible," they said.