NY couple lacking Dominican Republic, heard from in practically two weeks.
A frantic search is underway for a New York couple who took a trip to the Caribbean, and out of the blue vanished, with no signal of them for practically two weeks.
Orlando Moore and his girlfriend, Portia Ravenelle, flew out of Newark Liberty Worldwide Airport on March 23 for a getaway within the Dominican Republic. They had been alleged to return residence to Mount Vernon on March 27.
13 days later, their household hasn’t heard from them. Their telephones are off. And their automotive continues to be parked on the airport.
Moore’s sister, Lashay Turner, mentioned her first transfer was to succeed in out to the U.S. Embassy within the Dominican Republic. Then she filed a police report.
Cops say the pair checked out of their lodge in Samana, however what occurred to them subsequent stays a thriller at this level. Officers say they didn’t make the flight again to Newark, and there’s no file of them getting again to the U.S.
U.S. Customs and Border Safety declined remark, saying privateness considerations preclude them from discussing particular person instances of worldwide vacationers.
The U.S. Division of State mentioned it was conscious of the case and dealing with native authorities trying to find the pair, however couldn’t remark additional.
“When a U.S. citizen is lacking, we work carefully with native authorities as they perform their search efforts and share info with households nevertheless we are able to,” a U.S. Division of State official mentioned in an announcement. “The welfare and security of U.S. residents overseas is among the highest priorities of the Division of State. We stand prepared to supply acceptable help to U.S. residents in want and to their households.”
Turner mentioned her brother and Ravenelle had a rental automotive within the Dominican Republic, however that car is lacking. An image believed to be the most recent of them posted to social media earlier than they vanished exhibits them driving horses collectively on their journey.
“We’ve been calling DR they usually mentioned they didn’t make their flight,” Turner mentioned. “We additionally spoke to somebody in U.S. Customs they usually mentioned my brother didn’t make his flight again right here.”
Turner says her brother has a daughter — and he’s not the sort to “simply run off on a hiatus … he’s gonna let somebody know the place he’s.”
“I’m scared. I don’t know what’s happening,” she added. “I’m saddened, my household is saddened by this and we simply need me brother to return secure and alive.”
Authorities aren’t speculating about what could have occurred to the couple, however kin are rising more and more involved.