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Added by Jeff Dunsavage on February 28, 2013 at 6:21pm — No Comments
Peru's top tourism official says an American couple who went missing on a bike trek through Peru has been spotted "safe and sound," but the families of Jamie Neal and Garrett Hand remain skeptical.
Jamie and Garrett are heading upstream in a small boat on a jungle river, said Jose Luis Silva, Peru's minister of tourism and commerce. But even as authorities trumpeted the news, Garrett's mother said in a statement that she won't believe it until she hears directly from her…Continue
Added by Jeff Dunsavage on February 27, 2013 at 1:18am — No Comments
Citing a heightened risk of kidnapping around Machu Picchu, Peru's No. 1 tourist attraction, the State Department has issued a security alert for U.S. travelers and has banned embassy employees from non-essential travel to the mountaintop Incan ruins and the Cusco region at large.
"The embassy has received information that members of a criminal organization may be planning to kidnap U.S. citizen tourists in the Cusco and Machu Picchu area," the alert reads. "Possible targets and…Continue
Added by Jeff Dunsavage on February 24, 2013 at 7:04pm — No Comments
Jennifer Neal and her sister Stacy Fingers haven’t been able to sleep much. Not since their sister, Jamie — Stacy’s twin — was last heard from a month ago in Peru.
“She’s my sister. I’m just not gonna listen to anybody until she calls me,” Jennifer said, as a tear rolled down her cheek.
Jamie’s twin’s biggest fear: “That she’s not safe,” Stacy said.
“We’re all three pretty close. We’ve all three really had each other for a long time,” Jennifer added.
As months turn into years, ‘Maria’ still holds out hope that her daughter Jessica Solis Lozano is alive.
“I’m not going to give up,” Maria said. “I hope that she's still alive."
What keeps her going is Jessica’s two young children. Both are left to wonder if their mother will ever come home.
"Her kids ask for her every day."
Added by Jeff Dunsavage on February 7, 2013 at 10:19pm — No Comments
Bodies found dumped in a well in northeastern Mexico may be those of the 18 musicians and staff of a band that went missing after a Thursday night performance, authorities said. The members of Kombo Kolombia were reported missing Friday by family members who said they lost contact with the group after it performed at a bar…Continue
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Added by Jeff Dunsavage on February 7, 2013 at 9:57pm — No Comments
Ever since my brother's disappearance in 2009 -- and throughout the ordeals of every family in the Missing Americans Project -- I have endured and tried to deal in a civilized fashion with the Internet Trolls who think (or think they think) they know or understand something about what happened to the missing loved one. YOU KNOW NOTHING apart from the shreds the media have been able to obtain -- and yet you feel entitled to cast your idoitic theories and judgments out to the…Continue
Added by Jeff Dunsavage on February 3, 2013 at 7:00pm — No Comments