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More Info About Hugh Graham Murray, Missing in Ecuador

Please take a moment to read this and share it widely. We never know from what source help may come.

Added by Jeff Dunsavage on April 25, 2011 at 1:33pm — No Comments

Aubrey Sacco: One Year Missing, But Not Forgotten

Despite a $14,000 reward and FBI involvement -- something extremely rare in cases of U.S. citizens missing abroad -- Aubrey Sacco has not been found, a year after she disappeared while hiking in Nepal. Aubrey was, 23, was last seen April 22, 2010, in a small village known as Lama Hotel on the Langtang trail. Park records show she entered the Langtang…


Added by Jeff Dunsavage on April 22, 2011 at 11:52am — No Comments

Link to Picture of Hugh Graham Murray, U.S. Citizen Missing in Ecuador

Here is the U.S. Embassy's poster seeking help finding Hugh Graham Murray, a U.S. citizen now missing in Ecuador. Please share widely. 

I must say, the embassy in Ecuador appears to be much more responsive to such matters than the embassy in Honduras. These processes need to be standardized and optimized!

Added by Jeff Dunsavage on April 22, 2011 at 5:56am — No Comments

U.S. Tourist Missing in Ecuador

This article is all I have so far, from The Australian:


A 23-year-old American tourist has been reported missing in the Amazon region of Ecuador, the US embassy in Quito said today. Hugh Graham Murray was first reported missing on Monday, officials said, after he disappeared following a trip to the remote town of Macas in…


Added by Jeff Dunsavage on April 21, 2011 at 5:05pm — No Comments

Authorities Release New Information on Zeta Linked to Mass Killings

Authorities in Mexico are releasing new information on the arrest of a suspected Zeta believed to be linked to the mass killings in San Fernando. Martin Omar Estrada Luna, also known as El Kilo, is accused in more than 200 murders. Read full article.

Added by Jeff Dunsavage on April 18, 2011 at 1:42pm — No Comments

Central America: The Tormented Isthmus

It's difficult, to say the least, to find good data on foreigners who disappear or are murdered while traveling abroad, but sometimes you can find information about overall levels of violence. This article in The Economist magazine includes an illuminating graphic depicting homicide rates throughout Central America.…


Added by Jeff Dunsavage on April 14, 2011 at 2:46pm — No Comments

U.S. Citizen Among Kidnapped Bus Passengers That Could Be Buried in Mexican Mass Grave

At least one U.S. citizen is among a group of kidnapped bus passengers whose bodies could lie in a mass grave found in Mexico.U.S. officials confirmed in a statement on Sunday that an American man was one of those abducted by armed attackers on the Mexican border. Investigators said they had found a mass grave of 72 bodies, which could contain the bodies of the travellers, but they were unable to confirm the identities.…


Added by Jeff Dunsavage on April 10, 2011 at 8:49pm — No Comments

Missing, Not Forgotten: N.Y. State Missing Persons Day

The 10th annual New York State Missing Persons Day was an opportunity to remember those who are missing and to find new strength to push ahead. Read the full article.

Added by Jeff Dunsavage on April 10, 2011 at 9:45am — No Comments

Mexican Drug Cartels Targeting and Killing Children

Read full article.

Added by Jeff Dunsavage on April 10, 2011 at 9:36am — No Comments

Mass Grave Found in Tamaulipas, MX, Near U.S. Border

Authorities in Mexico say security forces have found at least 59 bodies in a mass grave in the northern state of Tamaulipas, near the U.S. border. Government officials said police and military personnel found the mass grave while investigating the March 25 disappearance of several buses in the area. The state prosecutor's office said they are trying to determine…


Added by Jeff Dunsavage on April 7, 2011 at 5:52am — No Comments

French Couple Missing in Costa Rica

The French Embassy sent out an alert Monday for two citizens of France that have been missing since last Thursday, according to Costa Rican police. Gérard and Claude Dubois disappeared in Quepos on Costa Rica’s central Pacific coast in Puntarenas. If you have any information about the Dubois, the French Embassy urges calling the Judicial…


Added by Jeff Dunsavage on April 6, 2011 at 1:19pm — No Comments

Details About Yesterday's Killings at the U.S./Mexico Border

Police are investigating the shooting deaths of two U.S. citizens, gunned down while waiting to come into the U.S. at a border crossing near San Diego. According to the Baja, Calif., attorney general’s office, the two men were waiting in a white pickup truck at the San Ysidro border crossing on the Tijuana side when an unidentified man walked through the lanes of traffic and boldly unloaded five rounds from a 9-mm. handgun. 



Added by Jeff Dunsavage on April 5, 2011 at 5:11pm — No Comments

5 Die in Wave of Violence in Southern Mexico

At least five people were killed and two others wounded in a wave of violence in Acapulco, a resort city in the southern Mexican state of Guerrero, where gunmen engaged soldiers and police in a shootout, and set fire to a crafts market.

The 30-minute shootout occurred Monday in the Pacific resort city's Emiliano Zapata neighborhood, where two gunmen and a soldier died, the Guerrero state Attorney General's Office said, adding that another soldier and a police officer were wounded.…


Added by Jeff Dunsavage on April 5, 2011 at 4:59pm — No Comments

2 U.S. Citizens Murdered at Mexico Border Crossing

Two men who prosecutors tentatively identified as U.S. citizens were shot to death in their vehicle early Monday as they waited at a Tijuana-area border crossing to enter the United States, according to this Associated Press article. Witnesses say a gunman approached the line of vehicles waiting at the San Ysidro border crossing and fired into the men's… Continue

Added by Jeff Dunsavage on April 4, 2011 at 11:41pm — No Comments

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