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July 2013 Blog Posts (19)

The Last Hike of David Gimelfarb

This article is the most comprehensive piece I've seen on the disappearance of David Gimelfarb in Costa Rica four years ago. It's rare for any of our stories to be told well -- rarer still for them to be contextualized in terms of the broader policy issues that paint targets on the backs of travelers and put their families through unnecessary levels of hell.…

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Added by Jeff Dunsavage on July 30, 2013 at 1:09am — No Comments

UPDATE ON BOB EHLERT - MISSING SINCE 6/18

Please help spread this image throughout Panama and Colombia.  The woman in the picture may have vital information.

Thank you!  Jennifer…

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Added by Jennifer Ehlert on July 29, 2013 at 3:15pm — No Comments

BOB EHLERT MISSING FROM PANAMA SINCE 6/21/2013 UPDATE

BOB HAS A PANAMA LICENSE PLATE #388519

MAY HAVE TRAVELLED WITH A WOMAN FROM COLOMBIA NAMED DIANA OR ALHAMBRA.

Thanks, Jennifer

Added by Jennifer Ehlert on July 21, 2013 at 9:06pm — No Comments

BOB EHLERT MISSING FROM PANAMA SINCE 6/21/2013

Hello,

We are searching for Bob Ehlert (Robert C. Ehlert) of Harris, MN.

Last seen leaving Shelter Bay Marina near Panama City.

His car is also missing, a beige Infiniti with sun roof and Minnesota plates.

Bob may be in the Bocas del Toro region with someone named Diane.

Bob is an avid boater, gardener, and keen on the Stock Market. He was hoping to buy some farmland in Panama and grow native crops.

He…

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Added by Jennifer Ehlert on July 19, 2013 at 7:33pm — No Comments

State Dept. Warning on Mexico - Full Text

Travel Warning

U.S. DEPARTMENT OF STATE

Bureau of Consular Affairs

Mexico

July 12, 2013

The Department of State has issued this Travel Warning to inform U.S. citizens about the security situation in Mexico.  General information on the overall security situation is provided immediately below.  For information on security conditions in specific regions of Mexico, which can vary, travelers should reference the state-by-state assessments further below.

This Travel…

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Added by Jeff Dunsavage on July 13, 2013 at 3:52pm — No Comments

State Dept. Travel Warning on Mexico States the Obvious: Tamaulipas & Nuevo Leon Are Dangerous

From ValleyCentral.com:

American officials have updated a travel warning to Mexico stating that neighboring Tamaulipas and Nuevo Leon are among the least secure states in Mexico. The U.S. State Department issued the updated travel warning on Friday afternoon.

Officials offered general advice…

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Added by Jeff Dunsavage on July 13, 2013 at 3:50pm — No Comments

August Reiger follow up

 better understand now thanks Jeff but I will admit I got a lump in my throat ...  it doesn't sound good for him...so sad people travel and are ignorant to the dangers... He is a bright young child... I pray they find him safe... I am surprised that his parents are not more distraught they seemed void of emotion when talking about there sons disappearance... I have always said though people show emotions differently and who am I to say what is the right way to greave or show fear or......  …

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Added by Tanya Quisenberry on July 12, 2013 at 12:05pm — 1 Comment

Case of American Missing in Ecuador Highlights Difficulty Obtaining Reliable Travel-Safety Information

"Everyone's baffled, because it's not a dangerous place. There's no rebels or something like that who kidnap people. I can't come up with a scenario that could make sense." 

- Chris Reiger, father of August Reiger, missing in the jungle outside Banos, Ecuador (CNN International)

"When I read that it happened in Banos near the look out I was equally shocked and relieved it was not me. Friends who traveled there before me said to make sure I did not go to the look out…

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Added by Jeff Dunsavage on July 12, 2013 at 8:00am — 1 Comment

73-Year-Old American Assaulted, Shot in His Costa Rica Vacation Home

Gary Lee, a 73 year-old U.S. citizen from Yuma, Arizona, was brutally attacked and shot when intruders burst into his vacation home in Puntarenas, Costa Rica.  Lee has owned the vacation home for six years. Lee told his story to KYMA News 11, a local television station in Yuma.  Lee said he was sound asleep when the intruders burst into his home, pistol whipped him, and ultimately shot him in the leg.

“It scared me to death, they burst through that door with all sorts of noise and…

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Added by Jeff Dunsavage on July 11, 2013 at 12:30pm — No Comments

AUGUST REIGER

'ok please excuse my ignorance... I had not known who they were referring to when saying Snowden and now I just feel stupid ! I really am not as challenged as I appeared in that post !!! I know nothing about Equador or whos who in Equador....

 
embarrassed Tanya..... Just find AUGUST REIGER SOON....

Added by Tanya Quisenberry on July 11, 2013 at 9:30am — 2 Comments

Details of Rescue Between Utila and Roatan, Honduras

ABC News coverage

Account from Utila Search & Rescue FaceBook page: "A bunch of happy young people, not a care in the world thinking no big deal just going 27 miles to the next island for a few hours. They rented a speed boat, had no life safety gear (life vests,…

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Added by Jeff Dunsavage on July 8, 2013 at 12:01pm — No Comments

Happy Ending!! Boat Missing Between Roatan & Utila, Honduras, Found; All Hands Safe

Details to come when available

Added by Jeff Dunsavage on July 3, 2013 at 12:22pm — No Comments

U.S. Coast Guard Involved in Search for Boaters Missing Off Honduras

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Still no confirmation or details about second boat said to be missing in the same area.

Added by Jeff Dunsavage on July 3, 2013 at 8:22am — No Comments

Second Boat Reported Missing Between Roatan and Utila, Honduras Over the Weekend

Today it was reported that a second boat, the Gypsy Moth, disappeared between Roatan and Utila Bay Islands, Honduras this past weekend. No details available yet.

Added by Jeff Dunsavage on July 2, 2013 at 8:21pm — No Comments

No News on Boat Missing Between Roatan and Utila, Honduras

Here's the latest update, from the Utila Search & Rescue Facebook Page:

"The authorities have been notified on the islands of Utila, Roatan, Guanaja and Cayos Cochinos. Also on the mainland of Honduras. Navu boats and private boats have been searching since last night. Today a plane went on a grid search for 6 hours. The US Embassy has contacted palmarola in hopes to dispatch rescue planes tomorrow. At this time, after tracking leads on Roatan today it is not…

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Added by Jeff Dunsavage on July 2, 2013 at 11:35am — No Comments

2 Americans, 1 Canadian, 5 Hondurans Missing on a Boat Between Roatan & Utila

Honduran citizens on board

Gustavo Lorenz (25)

Gary Zelaya (22)

Annie Bernard (28)

Alex Bodden (16)

Adán Centeno (19)

American citizens on board

Leon Martin Coello Buckley (18)

Amber Marie Burkelt (16)

Canadian citizen on board

Tasha Brown (20).…

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Added by Jeff Dunsavage on July 1, 2013 at 9:00pm — No Comments

MISSING USA CITIZEN IN MONTERREY, MEXICO

My brother, Youngblood Stahley is missing. He took a trip to Monterrey, Mexico. He left Saturday June 23,2013 from

Dallas, TX to visit a friend in Mexico..(we do not know whom the friend is) he contacted his girlfriend on June 24, 2013

through an unknown number said he was on his way home. He never made it to home and has not made contact for

going on a week now. Nobody has heard anything from him. Verizon Wireless says last call from his phone was made

June…

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Added by sharlene stahley on July 1, 2013 at 3:30pm — No Comments

9 Boaters -- Incl. 3 Americans -- Reported Missing Off Roatan, Honduras

This is all I have so far -- will say more as I learn more

Utila East Wind

URGENT INFORMATION NEEDED

NINE YOUNG PEOPLE MISSING



A speed boat with up to Six Utilians and three Americans has gone missing from Saturday night at approximately 2 am.



Apparently, the last known sighting was in West End, Roatan as they were leaving back to Utila.



Boats have been searching through yesterday and the night with no success.

The speed boat is…

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Added by Jeff Dunsavage on July 1, 2013 at 11:13am — No Comments

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