San Fabian, Chile. A local man, Jose Lopez, with who Boris spent his last night of freedom.
Boris spent his last night of freedom with Jose Lopez in his shelter. On the morning of January 4, 1985 Jose Lopez helped Boris to cross the river with his horse, told Boris about location of a cable-car bridge and carabinero's Reten El Roble post. Boris left being in a very good shape and seemed happy, leaving for Jose some small gifts, chocolate, and fishing tools, as Mr. Lopez said.
"Jose Lopez indicated first that on January 4, 1985 he saw footprints which went to the cableway and then doubled back towards the confluence of the two rivers. Another source told conoff [consular officer] that Lopez told him that in fact he never saw footrpints but was pressured by Carabineros to testify that he did." - The Department of State doc.; 6/30/1987.