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Jeff Dunsavage's Blog – August 2011 Archive (14)

Police Find 5 Bodies in Rural Area Near Mexico City

A phone call to a relative of a missing person led police to excavate a corn field in a farming town not far from the capital, and discover the decomposed bodies of five people, authorities said Sunday.A man, who has not been identified, told the family of the disappeared person that 23 bodies were buried in a field at Almoloya de Juarez, a town about 60 miles from Mexico City, Mexico state attorney general's spokesman Alfredo Albiter said.… Continue

Added by Jeff Dunsavage on August 30, 2011 at 10:57pm — No Comments

Mexico Counts Missing on "Day of the Disappeared"

Since 2006, the United Nations estimates that 3,000 people have disappeared in Mexico, a figure which includes at least 32 human rights advocates. Mexican investigative magazine Contralinea reports that there have been 300… Continue

Added by Jeff Dunsavage on August 30, 2011 at 10:46pm — No Comments

Irish Citizen Shot in Spine on Roatan After "Bike Parking Row"

An Irish man is battling for his life in Honduras after he was shot following a bizarre row over where he parked his bicycle. Joe O'Donnell (41) sustained horrific spinal injuries in the attack in Honduras on August 19. The attack is understood to have arisen out of a dispute with a local person. Read Full Article

Added by Jeff Dunsavage on August 30, 2011 at 10:41am — No Comments

Wild & Crazy Justice in Roatan, Honduras

At just past noon on Friday, August 19, Sam Wesley -- a West End business owner with roots on Roatán Island dating back to the 1840s -- came out of his house, pulled out a silver revolver, pressed it into Joe O’Donnell’s back, pulled the trigger and then walked back to his house without saying a word. There were at least five witnesses to the incident. As Mr. O'Donnell collapsed in the street, concerned shop owners Shannon and Christian ran to his aid, Mr.…


Added by Jeff Dunsavage on August 28, 2011 at 2:13pm — No Comments

Gimelfarb Family Offers $100,000 Reward for Help Finding Their Son

Roma and Luda Gimelfarb returned to Costa Rica on the two-year anniversary of the disappearance of their son, David, to offer a $100,000 reward for help in finding the missing 29-year-old. They also are in the initial stages of creating a non-profit organization to assist families when a loved one is missing in a foreign country. … Continue

Added by Jeff Dunsavage on August 20, 2011 at 12:20pm — No Comments

Family Searching for WWII Vet Missing in Mexico

This just in from KRGV in Texas:

"Britt May is an American citizen. His 10 children can't get answers from here or there. They've hit a wall..."

Please watch the video (right-hand side of the screen). More good coverage from Farrah Fazal.

Added by Jeff Dunsavage on August 18, 2011 at 4:07pm — No Comments

Project Update

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 …


Added by Jeff Dunsavage on August 15, 2011 at 5:40am — No Comments

Happy Ending! Missing Travelers Arrived Safely in Roatan

Our two New York teachers who fell out of contact with their families after leaving Guatemala have arrived safely in Roatan, Honduras. Thanks to everyone who went on alert for us...given the absence of legal and investigative resources in the region, it is never too early to assume the worst and work toward the best.

Added by Jeff Dunsavage on August 12, 2011 at 12:46pm — 1 Comment

Robyn Gardner Missing in Aruba on Nancy Grace

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Added by Jeff Dunsavage on August 11, 2011 at 3:57am — No Comments

British Government Calls for Costa Rican Govt to Increase Co-operation Over Missing Journalist

From The London Daily News

If the Brits and the Costa Ricans would just work together instead of constantly finding fault with each other in the media, maybe the Dixon family could get some peace!

Added by Jeff Dunsavage on August 11, 2011 at 3:47am — No Comments

2 New York Teachers Missing Between Guatemala and Roatan, Honduras

Stay tuned for details.

Added by Jeff Dunsavage on August 10, 2011 at 11:52am — No Comments

Travel Partner Detained in Case of Md. Woman Missing in Aruba

From NPR

Added by Jeff Dunsavage on August 10, 2011 at 6:01am — No Comments

Civilians Being Attacked Across England

Recent reporting on the rioting.

Added by Jeff Dunsavage on August 10, 2011 at 5:25am — No Comments

Maryland Woman Missing in Aruba

Robyn Gardner, of Frederick, Md., was last seen Aug. 2 at the Renaissance Aruba Resort and Casino in Oranjestad, according to the Natalee Holloway Resource Center. The 35-year-old reportedly disappeared on a snorkeling trip at Nanki in the Colony. …


Added by Jeff Dunsavage on August 8, 2011 at 10:30pm — No Comments

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