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When a U.S. citizen disappears in a foreign country, the family quickly finds that they're on their own. We've been there and want to help.
The family of a missing surfer Darryl Fornatora is raising the reward to $25,000 in hopes of finding out what happened to him. Mr. Fornatora vanished during what was to have been a week-long surfing trip in Cabarete, Dominican Republic.
Posted by Jeff Dunsavage on September 28, 2016 at 9:47pm
A Florida tennis pro missing for months. An Oregon couple set up, jailed, and kept in the Third World country for 6 months. Read full article.
Despite these and similar stories throughout the vacation "paradises" in the developing world, The U.S. State Department of State still doesn't track or report on such incidents, despite the…Continue
Posted by Jeff Dunsavage on August 29, 2016 at 8:07pm
4-year-old Rachel Edwin was brought to the Philippines by her mother, over the objections of her father, Elisha Edwin, who feared the mother would not bring her daughter back to the U.S. Mr. Edwin's objections were ignored by the court, and now Rachel is in a remote and dangerous part of the Philippines. Since the mother has exceeded by months the court-mandated date for returning her daughter to the U.S., Mr. Edwin has been awarded full custody of Rachel and is doing everything h…Continue
Posted by Jeff Dunsavage on July 7, 2016 at 10:57pm
Anyone who has had a spouse, child, or sibling go missing abroad can tell you that the media are the tail that wags the government dog. Local authorities lack interest and resources to do much for a foreign family. If you can’t get mainstream-media play or go viral in social media, you are on your own.
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Thanks in large part to assistance from volunteers on social media, Jonathan Reinhard reports that he is making progress in the search for his wife, Jenny Chen, who has been missing for more than 2 months in Mexico. Last seen accepting a ride from a Corona beer truck in Oaxaca, Mr. Reinhard has faced difficulties getting authorities and…Continue
Posted by Jeff Dunsavage on June 14, 2016 at 8:55pm
Evidence suggests that Jenny Chen, missing in Mexico for a month and a half, may have accepted a ride from a Corona truck in her effort to get to Cancun to meet with her husband, Jonathan Reinhard. The beer company, however, has been less than forthcoming in Mr. Reinhard's efforts to find out what ultimately happened to his wife.
Posted by Jeff Dunsavage on May 25, 2016 at 9:47pm
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