Police confirm that a woman who died after 8 days in a Dominican Republic ICU was a missing New York tourist
- Authorities have confirmed that the body of a woman found in the Dominican Republic is indeed one of the two American tourists who had been missing for two weeks.
- Portia Ravenelle was identified using fingerprints, National Police Col. Frank Félix Durán Mejia said.
- The National Police believe the car Ravenelle, 52, and Orlando Moore, 40, were in plunged into the ocean in the early hours of March 27, not long after the pair left for the airport to catch a flight home to New York.
Authorities have confirmed that the body of a woman found in the Dominican Republic is indeed one of the two American tourists who had been missing for two weeks.
The fishermen said they found a woman who was seriously injured and not carrying any identification, the news release said.
The fishermen also reported seeing a vehicle at the bottom of the sea, but because of rough conditions, divers have not been able to identify the vehicle, Durán Mejia said.
“Moore and Ravenelle were friends who worked together and decided to take a trip to the Dominican Republic, Figueroa said. They arrived in the country March 24.
Police now believe an accident caused them to drive off the freeway and into the ocean. Authorities said there was no evidence of foul play.
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