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  • 31 December 2012, 11:44

Back from the dead man sent packing

Renata and Igor Faber /Europics

A man declared dead after he went missing 19 years ago has been sent packing again - by his furious wife.

Igor Faber, 47, disappeared during a hike in the Tatra mountains near his home in Poprad, Slovakia, in 1993.

But after months of searching rescue teams told his grieving wife Renata he was missing presumed dead.

Unknown to his wife and their two children, Faber had simply walked out to start a new life.

"He was finding family life tough and wanted to start again. He didn't give a thought for his wife and children," said one family friend.

But this month Faber was found living in a homeless shelter in Prague during a routine check on missing persons.

Now wife Renata has refused to take him back after being contacted by police.

"How can I take him back after all this time? Life has moved on. The children have a new father, I have a new husband," she said.

"If he couldn't be bothered to contact us then I don't see why I should change my life again. Clearly he didn't want us so now we don't want him."

A family friend added: "He is in a bad position now but its his own making. His new life didn't work out and his old one doesn't want him back."