Investigator reveals a chilling twist in the search for missing X Factor star Levi
LEVI Davis may have fled for his life from a Somali drug gang he owed money to, a private investigator working for his family has claimed.
The 24-year-old X Factor star was last seen leaving a bar in Barcelona on October 29 and his passport was later discovered in the city’s port area.
Reports have speculated the missing former rugby pro may have drowned after being hunted down by criminals with £100,000 in debt.
Private investigator Gavin Burrows and his company Line of Inquiry have helped Levi’s family in their desperate search.
“There is a significant link between a Somali drug and another Somali drug gang in Barcelona and sources claim he owes a substantial debt,” he told The Sun Online.
“This started two years ago, resulting in Levi running out of his apartment as he believed he was in danger.”
In a now-deleted video before his disappearance, Levi claimed he had been “blackmailed” and feared his “life was in danger.”
Burrows claimed his investigations confirmed that was the case, but added: “We have yet to determine for sure what’s going on”.
CCTV shows Levi leaving the Old Irish Pub at around 10:05pm, having traveled to Barcelona from Ibiza where he was staying at a friend’s house.
On the ferry, he posted a final video message in which he can be heard: “Hello mom… it’s beautiful.”
Around the time Levi was last seen, cruise ship employees are said to have reported sighting a person in the sea.
However, search operations have been suspended as no one was missing from the ship, leading to speculation that this may have been a missed opportunity.
Levi’s bank card and phone were not used and reports in Spain cite fears Levi may have been trapped by someone he met on social media.
The latest twist comes after his heartbroken mum Julie broke down in tears as she recalled the last hug she gave her son before he left for Spain.
Good Morning Britain presenter Susanna Reid held Julie’s hand as she spoke and later left the studio to comfort her.
“There’s always that mother’s instinct,” she said.
“And right before he left, there was a message that, I don’t know, maybe upstairs that said to me, ‘Give him a hug because you just don’t know if it’s going to be your last.'”
Meanwhile, three months after his disappearance, new photos of Levi taken by photographer friend Adetodkunbo Adetona have surfaced.
They were taken to Levi’s second music single “Los Angeles,” which was due out in November.
Levi made history in 2020 when he became the first professional rugby union player to come out as bisexual while still playing.
The sportsman-turned-reality star appeared on X Factor: Celebrity in 2019 with fellow rugby players Ben Foden and Thom Evans as part of the group Try Star.
In 2020 he starred in the E4 dating series Celebs Go Virtual Dating.
The former Bath winger had been suffering from depression and had gone on holiday after suffering a knee injury.
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