Two bodies found in the Caribbean believed to be missing NYC couple

Authorities in the Dominican Republic believe a missing couple from Westchester County may have been killed in a crash.

Orlando Moore, 40, and Portia Ravenelle, 52, are believed to have died after their auto crashed in the early hours of March 27 when they were on their way to the airport to fly back home to the U.S., Dominican Republic national police chief spokesman Col.

Duran said investigators believe the couple was involved in a fatal auto crash as they headed to the airport to fly home from the four-day vacation.

The woman, found without any identifying documents, was taken to the Doctor Darío Contreras hospital where she spent six days in intensive care before dying on 4 April.

On March 31, the body of a man fitting the description of Orlando Moore was found at sea near Sans Souci, Duran Mejia said.

According to a prior statement from the National Police, before the bodies were found authorities checked lists of foreign passengers who left the country and those who were injured from March 24, the day the couple arrived, to March 27 and the couple had not been listed. Frank Felix Duran Mejia was cited in a Pix11 report as saying that two bodies that have been found likely belong to the missing couple.

Diario Libre reported that rough conditions in the water have thus far prevented divers from getting to the submerged vehicle for further investigation.

Relatives in the United States said it was out of character for Moore and Ravenelle to go missing with no communication. Moore's sister, Lashay Turner, told NBC4 that she has contacted the U.S. Embassy in the Dominican Republic and also filed a police report.

"We are aware of reports regarding a USA couple missing in the Dominican Republic".

A frantic search is underway for a NY couple who took a vacation to the Caribbean, and suddenly vanished, with no sign of them for more than a week.

Her death was subsequently confirmed by an official with the US Department of State.

A seriously injured Ravenelle was discovered by fishermen who told police they heard the vehicle crash. We stand ready to provide all appropriate consular assistance.

The Mount Vernon couple flew out of Newark Liberty International Airport on March 23, NBC reported.

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