Authorities in Florida say six men from Haiti who were part of the country’s traveling party at the 2022 Special Olympics USA Games are missing.
The Osceola County Sheriff’s Office said in a Facebook post Wednesday afternoon that the disappearance is under investigation and foul play is not suspected. According to the department’s report, the men — whose ages range from 18 to 32 — were last seen Monday at the ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex in Kissimmee around 2:30 p.m. ET after they had “turned in their room keys and left behind their personal bags and belongings.”
The Special Olympics said the missing include five men who “are not Special Olympics athletes and one who is an adult with an intellectual disability.”
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The Sheriff’s Office said the men were part of the soccer competition and have been identified as Antione Mithon, 32, Nicholson Fontilus, 18, Peter Berlus, 19, Anderson Petit-Frere, 18, Steevenson Jacquet, 24, and Oriol Jean, 18.
The Special Olympics, which began on Sunday, are being held at several venues in central Florida, including the ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex at Walt Disney World.