Looking for People and Answers
The recent disappearances of high-school valedictorian August Reiger in Baños, Ecuador, andArmando Torres, a U.S. Marine, in Matamoros, Mexico, have begun bringing attention to an underreported problem that has become a…Continue
Added by Jeff Dunsavage on August 1, 2013 at 6:32pm — No Comments
Three years after his disappearance in Costa Rica and the Dixon family is no nearer to finding out what happened to their son.
Michael was last seen leaving his hotel in Tamarindo, Costa Rica on 18 October 2009.The British and Costa Rican response to the incident has been bugged by incompetence and false hope from start to end.
The Foreign Office did not tell the…Continue
Added by Jeff Dunsavage on October 18, 2012 at 9:43pm — No Comments
Been very busy of late, and am really grateful for the people who have been keeping active and engaged. Special thanks to Julie Jones for staying on top of missing persons news and forwarding relevant cases and doing outreach where she believes K9 search and rescue resources can be of assistance, and to …Continue
Added by Jeff Dunsavage on August 15, 2011 at 5:40am — No Comments
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The cold blooded murder of an Argentinian tourist on Thursday in the beaches of Costa Rica has again raised the question of insecurity and safety for tourism in the Central American country, which receives every year more than 2 million visitors. Carolina Silva, 29, who was shot in the head in Playa Samara by two criminals to steal her laptop, is joined by the death of a young American who was shot by a hotel security guard earlier this month, when he tried to sneak in after…Continue
Added by Jeff Dunsavage on May 9, 2011 at 5:44am — No Comments
From the Dixon family:
The song COME HOME dedicated to Michael Dixon is now available for download from this link: http://www.facebook.com/l/c1d56qN2UJef9OMFdnJzohJq5hQ/www.helpfindmichaeldixon.com/content/music-campaign
UK residents can also purchase the song by texting TRACK COMEHOME to 80818 or text TRACK COMEHOME M to 80818 for Direct-to-Mobile download.…Continue
Added by Jeff Dunsavage on March 14, 2011 at 11:01am — No Comments
U.K. journalist Michael Dixon disappeared in Tamarindo, Costa Rica, in October 2009. His family continues to search and have attracted worldwide support for their efforts. This song by Kyra Simone is dedicated to Michael, but it very well expresses the feelings of families and friends of the missing. It will go on sale on i-Tunes March 13, 2011, and proceeds will support search efforts for Michael and other missing-persons organizations. Please listen, share, and purchase the song if you…Continue
Added by Jeff Dunsavage on January 30, 2011 at 9:00am — No Comments
Kim Paris, a 33-year-old Canadian woman, is the latest ex-pat to disappear in Costa Rica, according to A.M. Costa Rica. The woman, who lives in Santa Teresa de Cóbano de Puntarenas, disappeared Aug. 26, judicial agents in Costa Rica said. U.S. citizen, Roger Peter Biennvennu, 64, has been missing since early July. He lives in Barrio Quebradas, San Isidro de Peréz Zeledón. According to A.M. Costa Rica, Kim is the fifth expat to disappear in the…Continue
Call me obsessive. I don't care. Five years ago, the Natalee Holloway disappearance was, in my mind, just another media feeding frenzy masquerading as journalism. Now I ask: for all the attention the case got, how much interest did the U.S. government take in the plight of a missing (likely murdered) U.S. citizen and her family?
Five years since, and families of the missing are still left on their own to invent the wheel when a loved one disappears outside their country's borders. It…Continue
Added by Jeff Dunsavage on June 7, 2010 at 4:00pm — No Comments
A blog post in ArizonaCentral.com: "Arpaio Says No to Mexico Travel. How About Honduras?"
While I know the suggestion is made with tongue firmly planted in cheek as a reference to a junket the sheriff's team apparently made to Roatan on the Arizona taxpayer's dime, Honduras IS being heavily promoted as a tourism destination and precious little media attention is being paid to the tourists and expats (as well as…Continue
Added by Jeff Dunsavage on May 25, 2010 at 10:50am — No Comments
On Mother's Day 2009, my brother disappeared after leaving the beach on the West End of Isla de Roatan, Honduras. I didn't know at the time that a month earlier, almost to the day, Ron Scheepstra had disappeared from Xcalak, Mexico, a remote village on the Yucatan Peninsula close enough to Roatan for Ron and his fishing buddies to be using Roatan tide charts. Over the next few months, more men would disappear in Central America and the Caribbean: Alex Humphrey, in Panama; David Gimelfarb in…Continue
Added by Jeff Dunsavage on May 10, 2010 at 2:24am — No Comments
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Added by Jeff Dunsavage on October 30, 2009 at 11:00am — No Comments
We don't know much at this point except that Michael Dixon vanished on Oct. 19 in Playa Tamarindo, Costa Rica, about 50 miles from where David Gimelfarb disappeared.