Florida: Haiti’s Special Olympics team mysteriously vanishes, leaves behind all luggage

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Florida authorities are investigating the mysterious disappearance of several members of Haiti’s Special Olympics delegation who are missing after they checked into their hotel room in Osceola County on Monday and were not seen again.The Osceola County Sheriff’s Office identified six members of the Haitian Special Olympics soccer team who have not been seen since around 2:30 p.m. at ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex, the Orlando Sentinel reported. Osceola County is located just south of Orlando, Florida. The individuals are Atione Joseph Mithon, 32; Nicholson Fontilus, 20; Peter Mianovich Berlus, 19; Anderson Petit-Frere, 18; Steevenson Jacquet, 24 and Oriol Jean, 18, WFTV in Orlando reported.
Exploria Stadium in Orlando, Florida, is filled with cheering athletes, coaches, family and fans during the opening ceremonies of the 2022 Special Olympics USA Games on Sunday, June 5, 2022. 
(Stephen M. Dowell/Orlando Sentinel/Tribune News Service via Getty Images)The Special Olympics USA Games released a statement later on Monday, saying five of the six missing individuals were not athletes and did not have a disability. The sixth has an intellectual disability, per the report.FLORIDA 10-YEAR-OLD GIRL ARRESTED, CHARGED WITH MURDER OF WOMAN FIGHTING HER MOM”The well-being of these delegates is our foremost concern,” The Special Olympics USA Games said in a statement, WFTV reported. “Local authorities have indicated they have no reason to believe the health and safety of any of the individuals is at risk. To expand the reach and effectiveness of law enforcement’s efforts to locate these individuals, they have been reported as missing persons.”
Illustration picture shows the flame the opening ceremony of the 38th edition of the National Games of Special Olympics Belgium, at Sports Center Blocry in Ottignies – Louvain-la-Neuve, Wednesday 25 May 2022. BELGA PHOTO JOHN THYS (Photo by JOHN THYS / BELGA MAG / Belga via AFP) (Photo by JOHN THYS/BELGA MAG/AFP via Getty Images)
(Photo by JOHN THYS/BELGA MAG/AFP via Getty Images)The six men each left behind their belongings.BOX OF LOADED GUNS FOUND AT FLORIDA CHARTER SCHOOL IN PARKLAND BELONG TO PRINCIPALOsceola County police do not suspect foul play.
The Osceola County Sheriff’s Office is actively investigating a missing person’s case involving members of the Haitian delegation participating in the 2022 Special Olympics USA Games. (Osceola County Sheriff’s Office)
(Osceola County Sheriff’s Office)
The Osceola County Sheriff’s Office is actively investigating a missing person’s case involving members of the Haitian delegation participating in the 2022 Special Olympics USA Games. (Osceola County Sheriff’s Office)
(Osceola County Sheriff’s Office)While there is no indication the missing Haitian Nationals desired residency in the U.S., WFTV reports the number of Haitians who have attempted to illegally enter the U.S. tripled from 2020 to 2021.The Human Rights Watch reported last year that political instability in Haiti’s government has caused it to struggle to meet even citizens’ basic needs. “Haiti is facing one of its worst outbreaks of violence since 1986,” the report added.CLICK HERE TO GET THE FOX NEWS APP Anyone with information regarding the missing delegation members is encouraged to contact the Osceola County Sheriff’s Office.

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