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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.
Francesca Matus had been threatened in the days before her strangulation murder in a Belize sugar cane field.
And she was scared.
Cops say two suspects are now in custody but investigators are certain more people were involved in the deaths of Matus, 52, and her boyfriend, former Marine Drew DeVoursney, 36.
The duo disappeared a week ago Tuesday after spending the evening at Scotty’s Crocodile Cove bar - a popular ex-pat hangout. Their bodies were found Monday afternoon, ending a heartbreaking search.
Posted by Jeff Dunsavage on May 3, 2017 at 8:02pm
Ecuadorean officials say they've found the body of a U.S. businessmen buried beneath a house.
The prosecutor's office says a woman under investigation in the January disappearance of Jonathan Charles Gilchrist led them to the body of the 65-year-old, which was found beneath concrete about 6 feet (2 meters) deep at a house in the city of Guayaquil.
Posted by Jeff Dunsavage on May 1, 2017 at 8:33pm
The search for a Toronto woman and her American boyfriend who went missing in Belize nearly a week ago, finally yielded a clue after her vehicle was found abandoned in a cane field near the village of Paraiso, north of the town of Corozal.
Posted by Jeff Dunsavage on May 1, 2017 at 8:22pm
Immigrant rights activist Hugo Castro was reported alive in Mexico City Tuesday, five days after he took to Facebook Live to say he feared for his safety, then went missing.
Castro's co-workers at the non-profit Border Angels said Castro had been visited by his partner, who confirmed that the 45-year-old was well, though receiving medical attention before returning to the United States.
A U.S. government official confirmed the reports that Castro had been located, but provided no additional details.
Posted by Jeff Dunsavage on May 1, 2017 at 8:15pm
An American teenager who flew to Schiphol, Netherlands, on April 1 without telling her parents and sparked a major police hunt has been found safe and well in Zwolle. The police said tips from the public "had helped" in the hunt for Maggie Lee, who is thought to have had internet contact with someone in The Hague.
Posted by Jeff Dunsavage on April 30, 2017 at 9:12pm
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