What to Know

  • Two bodies found after a car crash may be those of the missing New York couple who vanished on vacation in the Caribbean, police say[hhmc]

  • Orlando Moore and his girlfriend, Portia Ravenelle, were supposed to return home March 27, but officials said they never made their flight[hhmc]

  • Police say the Mount Vernon couple checked out of their hotel in Samana, but there has been no sign of them or their rental car since[hhmc]

Police in the Dominican Republic say the missing couple from New York who mysteriously vanished while vacationing in the country are believed to be dead.

At a Spanish-language press conference Tuesday, police in the Dominican Republic said a woman, believed to be Portia Ravenelle, was found unconscious on the side of a road. She was placed in intensive care at the hospital and died on April 4, according to police.

Meanwhile, a man's body, believed to be Orlando Moore, was found in a car in the ocean on March 31, according to police. Authorities haven't been able to retrieve the vehicle due to current conditions.

Police said the couple had no identification on them, but matched their description. Officials hope fingerprints will lead to a positive ID.

NY Couple Vanishes While Vacationing in Dominican Republic

[NY] NY Couple Vanishes While Vacationing in Dominican Republic

The U.S. Department of State on Tuesday said it was working closely with local authorities in the Dominican Republic on investigative efforts.

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The Mount Vernon couple flew out of Newark Liberty International Airport on March 23 for a getaway in the Dominican Republic. They were supposed to return home to Mount Vernon on March 27.

Two weeks later, their family hasn't heard from them. Their phones are off. And their car is still parked at the airport.

Moore's sister, Lashay Turner, said her first move was to reach out to the U.S. Embassy in the Dominican Republic. Then she filed a police report.

Cops say the pair checked out of their hotel in Samana, but what happened to them next remains a mystery at this point. Officials say they didn't make the flight back to Newark, and there&#03Read More – Source

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