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23-Year-Old Australian Missing in Guatemala Since January

Michael Eather went tubing with a friend in the early hours of Monday, January 23. Their tube capsized in fast-flowing rapids on the Rio Cahabon and the two were swept apart.

While his friend was found the following day wandering around confused in the jungle, no-one has seen the 23-year-old since.

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Added by Jeff Dunsavage on August 17, 2017 at 2:07pm — No Comments

Natalee Holloway's Father Claims New Evidence in Daughter's Disappearance

Natalee Holloway disappeared in 2005 during a senior class trip to the island nation. Her body was never found, but her family believes that Dutchman Joran van der Sloot—who is serving time in a Peruvian prison for murdering a woman in 2010 in an unrelated case—is behind Holloway’s disappearance.

In the new “The Disappearance of Natalee Holloway,” set to premiere on Aug. 19, the viewers will follow Dave Holloway as he attempts to figure out what happened to his…

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Added by Jeff Dunsavage on July 25, 2017 at 11:00am — No Comments

Updates on Missing Sikh Pilgrims

Below are several more articles about the 8 missing Sikh pilgrims (my apologies - I earlier reported the number missing as 6):

(July 13) http://www.oneindia.com/india/8-sikh-pilgrims-missing-in-uttarakhand-search-operations-on-2495500.html 

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Added by Jeff Dunsavage on July 23, 2017 at 8:10am — No Comments

Update: U.S. Medical Student, Missing in Peru, Found Dead

24-year-old medical student, Seth Alexander Thomas from the United States, was found deceased on June 25, 2017, in the Cusco Department of Peru. Seth had begun a hike Friday afternoon on June 23, 2017, to Cerro Picol, San Jerónimo, in Cusco at about two in the afternoon. He did not return at sunset as planned and a search began early Saturday morning. Apparently, Mr. Thomas fell from a ledge while hiking resulting in injuries which caused his death. …

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Added by Jeff Dunsavage on July 20, 2017 at 8:08pm — No Comments

6 Sikh Pilgrims, Including 2 U.S. Citizens, Missing in Uttarakhand, India

Two U.S. citizens -- Harkewal Singh and Premjit Singh -- are among the six Sikh pilgrims reported missing in Uttarakhand, India.

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Added by Jeff Dunsavage on July 20, 2017 at 8:00pm — No Comments

Medical Student from U.S. reported missing in Cusco Peru

On June 23, 2017, 24 year-old second year U.S. medical student Seth Alexander Thomas began a hike from Lara, Peru in Cusco district to the Cerro Pico. He left the medical clinic where he was working in Lara at approximately 2:00 PM Friday afternoon by himself. He did take some provisions and had a jacket. Seth is considered to be in excellent physical condition and is an experienced hiker. He is 5’11″, 200 pounds. He has brown eyes and brown hair.…

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Added by Nicholas Crowder on June 25, 2017 at 12:00am — No Comments

Most Dangerous Beaches in Costa Rica

A must read if you are planning to visit Costa Rica!

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Added by Jeff Dunsavage on May 7, 2017 at 5:11pm — No Comments

Belize Double Murder: 2 Suspects Arrested

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,…

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Added by Jeff Dunsavage on May 3, 2017 at 8:02pm — No Comments

Body of Missing U.S. Businessman Found in Ecuador

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.…

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Added by Jeff Dunsavage on May 1, 2017 at 8:33pm — No Comments

Vehicle of Toronto Woman, Missing in Belize, Found Abandoned North of Corozal

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.

Francesca Matus, 52, and …

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Added by Jeff Dunsavage on May 1, 2017 at 8:22pm — No Comments

Immigrants-Rights Activist Hugo Castro Alive in Mexico City

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…

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Added by Jeff Dunsavage on May 1, 2017 at 8:15pm — No Comments

Missing American Teen Found Safe and Well in Netherlands

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.…

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Added by Jeff Dunsavage on April 30, 2017 at 9:12pm — No Comments

Hugo Castro, American Who Aids Immigrants, Reported Missing in Mexico

When activist Hugo Castro left his home in San Diego for Tijuana, it was just the most recent of his forays to help struggling immigrants in Mexico. He said he intended to join a caravan escorting Central American migrants on the dangerous passage north to the U.S. border.

But more than a week after leaving home — and after he posted an frantic Facebook video saying he had been threatened by unidentified…

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Added by Jeff Dunsavage on April 30, 2017 at 9:00pm — No Comments

Canadian and American Missing in Belize

An Ontario woman and her American boyfriend are still missing in Belize four days after their disappearance, friends of the couple told Global News. Francesca Matus, 52, and U.S. national Drew De Voursney, 36, were last seen driving home from a bar in the town of Corozal around 11 p.m. Tuesday night, according to their friend Nancy Rifenbark, who lives in Corozal.…

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Added by Jeff Dunsavage on April 30, 2017 at 7:45pm — No Comments

A little bit of everything!

Well, my siblings and I have a chance to get Tony's story out in the local paper.  Trace, would like to focus on how does a family get through something like this.  It's a chance to bring his picture to th he public, then I'll feel better knowing we tried something.  One sister said she'd do it.  One sister said, "Why can't you let it go"? Why are you stuck in the past?.  My other brother hasn't returned my phone call.  It's been 2 or more weeks.  I think I'm just going to do it alone if I…

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Added by Lisa Schwark Mullineaux on April 26, 2017 at 9:43pm — No Comments

I'm now a member of The Missing Americans Project

I took some time last night to look through most of the people who are missing.  It made my stomach hurt but I continued.  There are so many people.  Which means so many families that are suffering.  I noticed also that from the ones I seen they are just beginning their journey into diving into the unknown.  31 years gone, who would of thought, one quick trip to get a boat out of dry dock would be the last time you were seen.  When I looked at some of the listed…
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Added by Lisa Schwark Mullineaux on April 2, 2017 at 8:16am — 1 Comment

Americans Living Homeless in Mexico

Do you know any of these people?

Added by Jeff Dunsavage on February 23, 2017 at 9:33pm — No Comments

Death on the Hippie Trail

The scenic valleys of Kullu and Parvati -- known alternately as the “hash trail” or the “hummus trail”-- are not just a hippie haven. Since 1998, more than 20 foreigners have gone missing from the hills, and most disappearances remain unsolved. Tourist traffic continues despite Parvati Valley’s ominous nickname: the Valley of Death.

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Added by Jeff Dunsavage on January 3, 2017 at 8:49pm — No Comments

Cody Dial Died From Falling Tree, His Father Reports

The remains of Cody Roman Dial, an Alaska adventurer who went missing in 2014, were positively identified after being found in Costa Rica this summer, according to his father. In an obituary published Sunday, the Dials wrote that Cody Roman, 27, was killed when a tree…

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Added by Jeff Dunsavage on December 20, 2016 at 9:00pm — No Comments

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