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Twin sisters were killed in Cabo San Lucas, Mexico, while walking on the beach. Barbara Jo (Sova) Thomas of McKinney, TX and Beverly Ann (Sova) Skripsky of Scottsdale, AZ, both 67, were hit by a rogue wave that carried them out to sea. They both drowned.
Added by Jeff Dunsavage on October 27, 2017 at 3:05pm — No Comments
A Canadian woman who is searching for her missing son in Peru says Amazon and Apple have released information requested by Peruvian police trying to find the 22-year-old.
Alisa Clamen, a Montreal resident, says it is hoped the information from Jesse Galganov's Kindle and iPhone will lead police to the missing man. Clamen said Galganov left for a backpacking trip through South America and Southeast Asia last month.…Continue
Added by Jeff Dunsavage on October 27, 2017 at 2:55pm — No Comments
Added by Jeff Dunsavage on October 21, 2017 at 10:02am — No Comments
Alisa Clamen is heading to Lima, Peru to look for her son, Jesse Galganov, whom she says hasn’t gotten in touch for three weeks. Galganov, 22, was on the first leg of an eight-month trip around South American and south-east Asia, planning to later return to start medical school in Philadelphia.…Continue
Added by Jeff Dunsavage on October 18, 2017 at 10:00pm — No Comments
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.
Added by Jeff Dunsavage on August 17, 2017 at 2:07pm — No Comments
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…Continue
Added by Jeff Dunsavage on July 25, 2017 at 11:00am — No Comments
Added by Jeff Dunsavage on July 24, 2017 at 9:15pm — No Comments
Below are several more articles about the 8 missing Sikh pilgrims (my apologies - I earlier reported the number missing as 6):
Added by Jeff Dunsavage on July 23, 2017 at 8:10am — No Comments
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. …Continue
Added by Jeff Dunsavage on July 20, 2017 at 8:08pm — No Comments
Two U.S. citizens -- Harkewal Singh and Premjit Singh -- are among the six Sikh pilgrims reported missing in Uttarakhand, India.
Added by Jeff Dunsavage on July 20, 2017 at 8:00pm — No Comments
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.…Continue
Added by Nicholas Crowder on June 25, 2017 at 12:00am — No Comments
A must read if you are planning to visit Costa Rica!
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