By Allan Olingo
A man who didnât show up for his wedding returned home after one month, which he spent walking along the beach and sleeping in boxes and under bridges, his fiancÃ©e said.
Kenneth Edward Souza, 51, vanished on April 3, this year, the day he was supposed to marry Annette Loguercio before 50 guests and a rabbi.
âHe just came home and knocked on the door. I opened the door and there he was. I just grabbed him and gave him a big hug and told him I loved him,â said Loguercio.
Souza, who was wearing the same clothes he wore when he left, then walked upstairs at the condominium the couple share, and took a shower.
Loguercio, 57, said her fiancÃ©e had lost about 18.1 kgs from spending recent weeks âwalking up and down the beach from Redondo Beach to Marina del Reyâ.
After Souza left last month, a bloody rag was found in the groomâs van and three knives were found in the coupleâs shower, but police said there was no crime.
Souza, who set the April 3rd wedding date, proposed to Loguercio in December 2003, four years after the couple met at a dance studio in Bellflower. The night before the wedding, Souza cancelled his bachelorâs party and disappeared for several hours. He apparently went for a swim in the pool at his old residence and came home wet.Â
Loguercio said she hasnât given up hopes of a wedding.
âItâs probably a subject weâre not going to broach for quite a while,â she told a US TV station. âWe had a bump. Weâre just going to figure out how to fix it.â
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