Missing Americans’ Bodies May Have Been Found Days Ago, Dominican Authorities Say

Author

11 April, 2019

A NY couple that went missing while on vacation in the Dominican Republic last month is believed to be dead.

According to Dominican Republic National Police spokesman Col Frank Felix Durán Mejia, a woman believed to be Ms Ravenelle was found alive but critically injured on the Las Americas highway on 27 March, the same day the pair went missing.

The man who they believe to be Orlando Moore was found on March 31, at sea near Sans Souci, Duran Mejia said.

The woman, found without any identifying documents, was taken to the Doctor Darío Contreras hospital where she spent six days in intensive care before dying on 4 April.

The body of a man pulled from the Caribbean Ocean on March 31 had a tattoo of the word "Milano" which matches one on Orlando Moore, 40, according to national police.

Two unidentified bodies found in Santo Domingo East match descriptions of Portia Ravenelle and Orlando Moore, according to officials. He said treacherous water conditions have kept divers from getting to the submerged vehicle, but they expect it to be the same vehicle the couple rented to drive to the airport. Duran said local fisherman reported seeing a vehicle in the bottom of the ocean in Sans Souci. The couple was vacationing in the country and was due to return home on March 27.

Millions of Facebook records found on Amazon cloud servers: UpGuard
They also informed Amazon Web Services about the data stored and they replied that the owner was made aware of the expose. For the last two years, the negative publicity on how Facebook partners collect, share, and secure data has skyrocketed.


Goldman Sachs cuts the probability of a no-deal Brexit
The UK is now due to leave the European Union on 12 April but MPs haven't been able to agree on how that should happen. The UK prime minister says it is "frustrating" that Britain hasn't yet resolved the situation.


Sadio Mane: 'Liverpool can withstand the title pressure'
Neil Warnock's side are 11 points above Fulham and five points behind Burnley who have played one game more. Social media also thought this as they saw the man make a gesture after the last goal.


Autopsies are being conducted to determine if the two people who died in what appeared to be a vehicle accident are Moore and Ravenelle, the police statement said.

Moore's sister, Lashay Turner alerted the U.S. Embassy in the Dominican Republic and subsequently filed a police report.

Investigators said they confirmed the couple had checked out of the Grand Bahia Principe Cayacoa hotel in Samana on March 27.

Authorities in the Dominican Republic are now awaiting fingerprints and other tests to determine the identity of the two bodies found.

"When a USA citizen is missing, we work closely with local authorities as they carry out their search efforts and share information with families however we can", a department official told the news station in a statement. "We stand ready to provide appropriate assistance to USA citizens in need and to their families".


More news