The wife of the missing president of Interpol says her husband sent her an image of a knife before he disappeared during a trip to their native China.
Making her first public comments on the mystery surrounding Meng Hongwei’s whereabouts, Grace Meng told reporters in Lyon, France on Sunday she thinks the knife was her husband’s way of trying to tell her he was in danger.
She says she has had no further contact with him since the message that was sent on Sept. 25. She says four minutes before Meng shared the image, he had sent a message saying, “Wait for my call.”
She says she hasn’t heard from him since and does not know what happened to him.
The 64-year-old Meng Hongwei was elected president of Interpol in November 2016. His term is due to run until 2020.
A vice minister of public security in China, he previously served as vice chairman of the national narcotics control commission and director of the National Counter-Terrorism Office for China.
Interpol is headquartered in Lyon, France.