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MAP Featured in Story About Man Missing in Matamoros

Watch the story and please keep this man's family in your thoughts. 

Added by Jeff Dunsavage on January 27, 2015 at 11:19pm — No Comments

Teen Host of Honduran TV Show Found Safe

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Added by Jeff Dunsavage on January 19, 2015 at 5:33pm — No Comments

2 Cruise Ship Passengers Missing in Jamaica

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Added by Jeff Dunsavage on January 19, 2015 at 5:30pm — No Comments

Missing American Yoga Instructor Found Dead in Mexico

Searchers on Friday found the body of an American man who had been missing in the rugged mountains in central Mexico since going on a hike four days ago. Carlos Mandujano, the civil defense coordinator for Morelos state, said a search team found the lifeless body of Hari Simran Singh Khalsa, 25. He was found in one of the narrow gorges or ravines that crisscross the rugged mountains in the colonial town of Tepoztlan, not…


Added by Jeff Dunsavage on January 4, 2015 at 9:20pm — No Comments

Teen Host of Honduran TV Show Missing

The teenage host of a show on the Honduran Catholic television channel Suyapa TV is missing, executives said today. Yoselyn Paola Paz disappeared on Friday, the director of one of the station's news shows, Carlos Ramos, said.

"As of now, we are dealing with a disappearance, we cannot talk about a kidnapping because there has not been any contact from anyone," Ramos told Tegucigalpa's HRN radio. The 18-year-old Paz…


Added by Jeff Dunsavage on January 4, 2015 at 4:11pm — No Comments

"Final" Attempt to Find Dutch Women Missing in Panama

Panama authorities have said they will make one final attempt to find the remains of Lisanne Froon and Kris Kremers. At the request of the missing girls’ families, investigators will search the jungle again between January 12th and 16th. The investigators include a forensic anthropologist, a DNA specialist, a criminologist and four dogs, among others.…


Added by Jeff Dunsavage on January 4, 2015 at 4:03pm — No Comments

Virginia Yoga Teacher Missing in Mexico

A Northern Virginia yoga teacher and world traveler has been missing since Dec. 30, when he left for a hike in the Tepozteco Mountains in Mexico. Hari Simran and his wife Emily Smith had been attending a four-day yoga retreat called "Sat Nam Fest" near Tepoztlan, about 30 miles south of Mexico City.…


Added by Jeff Dunsavage on January 1, 2015 at 11:34pm — No Comments


It is with great sadness that I inform you that Daniel Frederick Wauhkonen has been located


Deceased April 01,2004

Gaudalajara Mexico


Daniel went by the name      Juan Daniel Orozco Ivanoff


On Sunday November 23, 2014 I was in contact with people in Mexico that Daniel called family and they called him brother.


After a very emotional phone call they emailed me pictures and I can verify that it is Daniel.




Added by Walter Andrew Wauhkonen on December 8, 2014 at 1:07am — No Comments

Mexico’s Guerrero Student Massacre: What We Know A Month Later

One month ago, 43 students disappeared from the town of Iguala in Mexico’s Pacific state of Guerrero. The search for the youths exposed an infernal landscape: the flesh of the southern Mexican countryside is clogged with corpses in mass clandestine graves. None has yet yielded the missing. Read full article

Added by Jeff Dunsavage on November 1, 2014 at 10:42pm — No Comments

More Grief Out of Matamoros, MX

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Added by Jeff Dunsavage on October 31, 2014 at 8:53pm — No Comments

Canadian Ex-Pat & His Stepson Murdered in Honduras

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Added by Jeff Dunsavage on October 7, 2014 at 10:33pm — No Comments

Texas Girl, Kidnapped 12 Years Ago, Rescued in Mexico

An Austin girl, kidnapped 12 years ago by her non-custodial parent, was found after a secret rescue mission Tuesday in Mexico. Sabrina Allen, now 16, has not yet been reunited with her father, but the woman who took her is now in custody. At this point it is not clear when the father and daughter will be united.

Sabrina was located in Tlaxcala, a small town south of Mexico City.…


Added by Jeff Dunsavage on October 1, 2014 at 10:39pm — No Comments

U.S. State Department Issues New Warning for Mexico Travel, Cites Increase in Kidnappings, Murders, Violent Robberies

The State Department report says 81 Americans were assassinated in Mexico last year, 10 more than in 2012, and an increase in kidnappings was noted in the states of Tamaulipas, Guerrero, Michoacán, Mexico and Morelos. During the first six months of this year the American embassy and consulates in Mexico received 70 reports of kidnappings of American citizens. Kidnappings were of the traditional kind, in which victims are physically removed from their surroundings, as well as “virtual,” in…


Added by Jeff Dunsavage on August 16, 2014 at 5:30pm — No Comments

1 Arrest Made in Murder of Ed Moynan in Panama -- More Suspects at Large

Ludwig Vico Pereira, a 56-year-old Swiss national was arrested in the murder of Ed Moyan on Friday, Aug. 8.  Ludwig was in the Interpol list of wanted persons, as "Wanted by the Judicial Authorities of Panama’.

Ed Moyan was reported missing from his home in Coronado, Panama, since Thursday, Nov. 8, 2012.  In March 2013, a body found in a suitcase in Campana National Park was confirmed to be Ed’s remains. The authorities believe that Ludwig did not act alone. There might have…


Added by Jeff Dunsavage on August 11, 2014 at 2:26pm — No Comments

American Reported Missing in Costa Rica

The Tico Times reports that a U.S. man  has been missing inside Corcovado National Park in Costa Rica's southwestern Osa Peninsula for more than two weeks.

Park rangers and a Red Cross rescue team are now searching for 27-year-old Alaska native Cody Dial, who goes by his middle name Roman and who is believed…


Added by Jeff Dunsavage on August 1, 2014 at 7:22pm — 1 Comment

U.S. Teen Allegedly Raped in Costa Rica Declines to Press Charges

Inside Costa Rica reports that a 19-year-old U.S. woman who was allegedly raped by multiple attackers in La Fortuna de San Carlos over the weekend has refused to cooperate in prosecuting four…


Added by Jeff Dunsavage on July 16, 2014 at 7:56pm — No Comments

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