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Added by Jeff Dunsavage on May 7, 2017 at 5:11pm — No Comments
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,…Continue
Added by Jeff Dunsavage on May 3, 2017 at 8:02pm — No Comments
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.…
Added by Jeff Dunsavage on May 1, 2017 at 8:33pm — No Comments
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 …Continue
Added by Jeff Dunsavage on May 1, 2017 at 8:22pm — No Comments
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…Continue
Added by Jeff Dunsavage on May 1, 2017 at 8:15pm — No Comments
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.…
Added by Jeff Dunsavage on April 30, 2017 at 9:12pm — No Comments
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…Continue
Added by Jeff Dunsavage on April 30, 2017 at 9:00pm — No Comments
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.…Continue
Added by Jeff Dunsavage on April 30, 2017 at 7:45pm — No Comments
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…Continue
Added by Lisa Schwark Mullineaux on April 26, 2017 at 9:43pm — No Comments
Added by Jeff Dunsavage on February 23, 2017 at 9:33pm — No Comments
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.Continue
Added by Jeff Dunsavage on January 3, 2017 at 8:49pm — No Comments
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…
Added by Jeff Dunsavage on December 20, 2016 at 9:00pm — No Comments
Added by Jeff Dunsavage on December 20, 2016 at 8:55pm — No Comments
An American citizen who has lived in Mazatlán for the last 10 years is being sought by family members and friends after he disappeared on Tuesday October 25. O’Neil McGean, originally from Arizona according to a report by the Sinaloa website Café Negro, left his home about 9:00pm Tuesday to meet someone but did not return.Continue
Added by Jeff Dunsavage on November 2, 2016 at 8:28pm — No Comments
Verna Martens has amassed a thick file folder of notes and documents and hounded government officials in Canada and Honduras with letters and phone calls since her son was shot and killed in 2009.
A few days ago, a consular official told her that police in the Central American country had a suspect in custody.
He and his wife, Krissy, had vacationed there the Christmas…Continue
Added by Jeff Dunsavage on November 2, 2016 at 8:20pm — No Comments
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.
Added by Jeff Dunsavage on September 28, 2016 at 9:47pm — No Comments
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
Added by Jeff Dunsavage on August 29, 2016 at 8:07pm — No Comments
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
Added by Jeff Dunsavage on July 7, 2016 at 10:57pm — No Comments
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.
Please take a moment to…Continue