Virgin Islands police can not “independently affirm” that Sarm Heslop, the British lady who has been lacking for greater than six weeks, ever stepped foot on her boyfriend’s yacht the night earlier than her disappearance was first reported.
Heslop, the 41-year-old flight attendant from Southampton, reportedly had been staying on board Ryan Bane’s boat moored off St. John within the weeks main as much as her disappearance.
Bane, who’s American, was the final particular person to have seen her and has refused to talk with investigators, based on police.
Heslop was reportedly final seen having dinner with Bane in St. John on Sunday, March 7. Her reported her lacking round 2:30 a.m. the following day.
Virgin Islands Police Division (VIPD) spokesman Toby Derima informed Fox Information that authorities have “utilized varied investigative efforts, to incorporate land and water searches, aided by canine and unmanned plane techniques.”
He mentioned divers have deployed and have canvassed the island. He mentioned detectives are unable to independently affirm that Heslop arrived on Bane’s boat, the Siren Music, on March 7. Regardless of her disappearance, Heslop’s possessions, together with her cellphone and bank cards, had been nonetheless on board when she vanished.
In the meantime, a Fb web page, “Lacking Individual: Sarm Heslop,” has been set as much as present updates on the lacking British lady.
“As onerous as it’s to really feel so helpless, we’re so grateful for all of the efforts being made and we place our belief within the authorities as we wait and pray for information of our beloved buddy,” learn a Monday publish on the web page.
Fox Information has reached out to the Virgin Islands Police Division searching for extra info.
Fox Information’ Michael Ruiz contributed to this report.