Orlando Moore and Portia Ravenelle vanished whereas leaving their lodge within the Dominican Republic after a getaway to the Caribbean island.
Authorities within the Dominican Republic stated Tuesday they imagine they’ve discovered the our bodies of an American couple who disappeared late final month after trying out of their lodge — and officers assume the 2 died in a automotive crash on their solution to the airport.
Orlando Moore, 40, and girlfriend Portia Ravenelle, 52, each of Mount Vernon, N.Y., have been purported to return house March 27, however they by no means boarded their flight again to Newark Liberty Worldwide Airport.
Nationwide Police spokesman Frank Felix Duran stated on Tuesday a person’s physique – believed to be Moore”s – was discovered within the waters of Sans Souci on March 31, whereas a girl’s physique was discovered the place authorities imagine a automotive crash occurred days earlier.
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El Diario Libre reported the lady was discovered unconscious and brought by ambulance March 27 to Dario Contreras hospital with a number of trauma accidents. She reportedly died there April four.
Duran stated the person’s physique was discovered decomposing about 12 to 18 miles away from the place they imagine the rental automobile he was in grew to become submerged within the seas. He stated treacherous water circumstances have stored divers from attending to the submerged automobile, however they anticipate it to be the identical automobile the couple rented to drive to the airport.
He stated they imagine the person’s physique is that of Moore due to a tattoo on his proper arm that claims “Milano,” just like one which the 40-year-old man had.
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Police stated they imagine the couple was in a automotive crash on Las Americas freeway, which ends up in a close-by worldwide airport. Duran stated native fisherman reported seeing a automotive within the backside of the ocean in Sans Souci.
Moore and Ravenelle have been reported lacking by their households within the U.S. after they didn’t board their flight house.
Investigators stated they confirmed the couple had checked out of the Grand Bahia Principe Cayacoa lodge in Samana on March 27.
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Authorities are awaiting fingerprint and different assessments to substantiate the identities.