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Jeff Dunsavage's Blog – October 2010 Archive (12)

Aubrey Sacco's Family Seeks State Dept. Assistance

The family of Aubrey Sacco, a 23-year-old Colorado woman who has been missing in Nepal since approximately April 20, 2010, is trying to get Secretary of State Hillary Clinton's help. Her family fears Aubrey has been kidnapped by human traffickers. Read the article, watch the interview. Please call, e-mail, and fax Secretary Clinton to demand that the… Continue

Added by Jeff Dunsavage on October 27, 2010 at 10:30am — No Comments

3 New Mexico Men Missing in Mexico

Haven't been able to find much more than this clip.

Added by Jeff Dunsavage on October 22, 2010 at 3:00pm — 2 Comments

Mexico Suspends Search for David Hartley's Body in Falcon Lake

His murder (I guess now they're accepting that it was a murder) is believed to be a case of mistaken identity. Read full article.

Added by Jeff Dunsavage on October 15, 2010 at 12:19pm — No Comments

Investigator in Falcon Lake Murder Decapitated

A Mexican police commander investigating the disappearance of an American tourist on a border lake plagued by pirates was killed, U.S. and Mexican officials said Tuesday.The severed head of Commander Rolando Flores was delivered to authorities in Mexico on Tuesday. Read full article

Added by Jeff Dunsavage on October 12, 2010 at 8:00pm — No Comments

Bloomberg: Largest U.S. Banks Help Fund Mexican Drug Activity

Wells Fargo & Co. has admitted in court that its Wachovia unit failed to monitor and report suspected money laundering by narcotics traffickers -- including the cash used to buy four planes that shipped a total of 22 tons of cocaine, Bloomberg Markets magazine reports in its August 2010 issue.

Just before sunset on April 10, 2006, a DC-9 jet landed… Continue

Added by Jeff Dunsavage on October 12, 2010 at 11:30am — No Comments

British Woman Missing in Philippines

Philippine authorities stepped up their search for a British woman who went missing during a business trip in Manila a month ago amid suspicions of foul play. The National Bureau of Investigation, the investigating arm of the justice department, said relatives and friends of Carole Day had put up a 200,000 peso (about $4,500) reward for any information about her whereabouts. "She seems to have vanished into thin air and she remains missing," bureau spokesman Cecilio Zamora told AFP. "We are… Continue

Added by Jeff Dunsavage on October 12, 2010 at 1:03am — No Comments

Mexican Police Seek 2 in Falcon Lake Murder

Mexico police are searching for two suspects in the case of a U.S. citizen who disappeared during a sightseeing trip on the U.S.-Mexican border in South Texas, authorities said Monday. The suspects are two brothers who are "well known to this area," according Luis Homero Uvalle, a spokesman for the state attorney general. He identifed the suspects only as "El 27" and "El 31." David Michael Hartley went missing September 30. His wife, Tiffany, told authorities her husband was shot and killed… Continue

Added by Jeff Dunsavage on October 11, 2010 at 4:08pm — No Comments

Mourners Gather Today for Gizela Andrade

Sad news.

Added by Jeff Dunsavage on October 8, 2010 at 11:37am — No Comments

Demand State Department Give Tiffany Hartley a Presumptive Death Finding, No Matter What Mexico Finds or Doesn't Find

This is urgent: When an American disappears in a foreign country, even if it is obvious that the person is very likely dead, the State Department will not provide a presumptive death finding unless the family of the missing person first goes through the "local jurisdiction" - in Tiffany's case, Mexico. In my family's case, Honduras. This is cruel, costly, and unnecessary. Without a presumptive death finding, the family cannot claim life insurance or other benefits associated with the death…


Added by Jeff Dunsavage on October 7, 2010 at 11:30am — 2 Comments

Happy Birthday, Joe (Oct. 5, 1959 - ?) Lost May 10, 2009

Neither first nor, sadly, last. Inspired The Missing Americans Project, which is no longer solely or even primarily about missing Americans. A global problem no one will acknowledge until enough people know and care enough to make noise to their government representatives.

Added by Jeff Dunsavage on October 5, 2010 at 1:00am — No Comments

Falcon Lake Murder

A lake straddling the Texas/Mexico border has become a focus of violence committed by Mexican "pirates". Colorado resident David Hartley was brutally murdered and his wife shot at while jet skiing on Falcon Lake. Read full article. Texas law enforcement agencies are telling boaters on Falcon Lake to make sure they stay on the U.S. side and avoid…


Added by Jeff Dunsavage on October 4, 2010 at 3:30pm — No Comments

Missing IN America: Pregnant, Diabetic Brazilian Woman

Gizela Andrade hasn't been seen or heard from in six days. Family and friends are beginning to panic – Gizela is pregnant and diabetic, and going without her medication can be fatal. According to this article in the New Rochelle Patch, Gizela went missing after a fight with her boyfriend, with whom she shares an apartment in Mount Vernon, New York. The…


Added by Jeff Dunsavage on October 3, 2010 at 9:00am — 2 Comments

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