#TSRUpdatez: #DominicanRepublic officials believe that two bodies found days ago belong to that of the missing New York couple who disappeared while vacationing there, according to National Police Col. Frank Duran Mejia.
We continue to pray for the families of #OrlandoMoore and #PortiaRavenelle during this time. Family members of Moore said the couple was supposed to return to #MountVernon from their Dominican Republic getaway on March 27th. Moore was reported missing by his sister two days later after the couple didn’t return.
Mejia said an unconscious woman, who fits the description of Portia Reavenelle, was found on the road to the international airport in Santa Domingo on March 27th, @CNN reports. The woman, who didn’t have identification on her person, was transported to the intensive care unit at the Doctor Dario Contreras Hospital and passed away eight days later, on April 4th.
On March 31st, the body of a man fitting the description of Orlando Moore was found at sea near Sans Souci, Mejia said. The man’s body was reportedly found in an advanced stage of decomposition and had a tattoo that read “Milano” on its right arm.
Both the bodies have been fingerprinted and are in the process of being identified. Autopsies are pending to determine the cause of death.
Authorities believe the couple’s rental car plunged into the ocean in the early hours of March 27th as they were on their way to catch their flight home. A review of the airport surveillance cameras revealed that the couple never made it inside the airport.
Fishermen reported a vehicle in the ocean, Mejia said. Divers have not been able to identify the vehicle because of rough seas.
Authorities said earlier today that there is no evidence of foul play in the disappearance of the couple.
We will keep you posted on any updates in this story, Roommates.
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