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The estranged husband of a missing Florida woman is refusing to take a lie detector test even though he said he should press charges

The estranged husband of a Florida real estate agent who disappeared during a nasty divorce in Spain refused to submit to an FBI lie detector test — even though he said he wanted to “clear the air” and prove he was connected to the case stands, says a report.

Ana Knezevich, 40, a U.S. citizen originally from Colombia, disappeared in Madrid in early February while enduring a bitter separation from her husband David Knezevich, 35, according to family and friends.

The Serbian-American man refused to take a lie detector test offered by the FBI, Spanish news agency Caso Abierto reported, citing sources with knowledge of the investigation. according to The Olive Press.

Ana Knezevich was reportedly going through a bitter divorce from husband David Knezevich when she disappeared. WPLG Local 10

Florida – where the couple formerly lived in Fort Lauderdale – accepts lie detector tests as evidence in criminal investigations, but a suspect may refuse to take such a test, according to the report.

Last month, David said he wanted to “come to terms with Ana’s disappearance,” his attorney Ken Padowitz told NewsNation’s Chris Cuomo.

He said the estranged husband lives in Serbia – and insisted the couple’s split was amicable.

The couple in an undated photo. News Nation

According to her friends, Knezevich and her husband had been running a technology consulting business in Florida before she traveled to Madrid to get some peace and quiet.

When asked why David did not travel to Spain to help local authorities, Padowitz replied that his client would be of little use.

“He has no friends in Spain, he has no relatives in Spain, he owns no property in Spain, he does not speak Spanish,” the lawyer told Cuomo last month.

Knezevich’s friends and family don’t believe she sent the text messages that came from her phone. AP

“So expecting him to suddenly fly to another country he’s never been to and try to do something there doesn’t seem to be very productive,” he added.

The attorney did not immediately respond Monday to requests for comment on the polygraph test report.

Ana rented an apartment in Madrid in December and had been corresponding regularly with her friends before she went missing on February 2nd.

Her girlfriend Sanna Rameau told WSVN On the day she disappeared, she sent a text message but received no response.

Sanna Rameau (left) said she believes Ana Knezevich (right) is in danger. AP
Rameau said she received a text message from her friend’s phone saying that she had met a man on the street and that they had formed an instant bond. AP

The next day, she received a message from Ana’s phone that she had met a man and the two had a unique “connection” almost immediately.

“We received very bizarre messages from her phone, I have to say ‘her phone’ because I don’t think it was her who sent them that Saturday afternoon after she disappeared. That she had met a man on the street,” Rameau said.

Rameau told the Daily Mail that her friend had recently used the dating app Bumble and police had questioned men she had chatted with on the site.

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