Haitian Special Olympics Delegates Missing in Florida

Florida police announced Tuesday that six members of the Haitian delegates for the Special Olympics USA Games have gone since Monday afternoon.

The missing Haitians were identified as Antione Joseph Mithon, 32, Nicholson Fontilus, 20, Peter Mianovich Berlus, 19, Anderson Petit-Frere, 18, Steevenson Jacquet, 24, and Oriol Jean, 18.

The Osceola County Sheriff’s Office said the six Haitian were last seen around 2:30 p.m. at Kissimmee in Florida. The sheriff’s office added that the missing Haitians left their room keys and belongings.

The sheriff’s office said it had not suspected foul play, and the case was isolated. 

The spokesperson for the Special Olympics said five of the missing Haitians were not Special Olympics athletes, and the other was an adult with an intellectual disability.

The police have investigated the incident.

“We are in communication with Walt Disney World, Special Olympics, and our Law Enforcement and Federal partners,” the sheriff’s office said.

The Special Olympics USA Games started on Monday and would run until June 12 in Orlando.


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