Body of missing US tourist found

 
12,658Views 27Comments Posted 05/02/2017

A WIDESPREAD  search    for a 23-year old American backpacking  tourist missing in Bocas del Toro, since Thursday  morning Feb 2    ended Sunday  afternoon when her body  was discovered  reports  the Civil protection Agency (Sinaproc)

[caption id="attachment_68014" align="alignleft" width="276"] A notice posted by anxious friends[/caption]

Catherine Johannet, was last seen Thursday at 10 a.m. on Isla Colón.

She had reportedly been heading for Red Frog Beach. She had been staying in a hostel on Isla Colón, where she left her  belongings.

She had said she was going to Bastimento Island, the site of Red Frog Beach. She was planning to return in the afternoon, but never came back.

The search involved agents of the National Police, the National Civil Protection System and the Bocas del Toro Fire Department, as well as volunteers from the community  She was widely traveled and had taught at Ivyprep in Hanoi, Vietnam, and had  interned in various programs in the United States, and Portugal.

 

 



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J. Hansle

never safe lots of drugs don't travels alone one big party very poor local population beautiful beaches bad water dangerous insects lots of rain poor waste management cheap hookers welcome to bocas

4 years ago
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Joe martin

i spent almost a month on isla bastiementos - and walked the trails extensively - always feeling safe even from the caymans paradise lost !

4 years ago
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Bonnie Jackson Williams

Strangulation.

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4 years ago
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gijoe

An idealistic optimist?

4 years ago
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4 years ago
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Lauranyc826

We did that path in September. With all the talk of roberies, we left everything at the hotel. The only people we encountered were other tourists on the trail and police. Actually, when we were at wizard beach the only other people we saw were two police officers who asked us if we were ok, and if we had seen anyone on the trail. This is very sad.

4 years ago
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US

It would be better if I could read the article without the "Harry's" ad being on top of the writing and immovable !! Nice ad. Which is more important to you Newsroom ?

4 years ago
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Jason E. Keller

What a shame. We were just there. We actually met a guy who was robbed by a man in a beekeeper's suit weilding a machete on that trail while we were there.

4 years ago
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Lorraine Myrie

May she rest in peace. Praying for her family. So sad.

4 years ago
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Richard Charron

I know that area and it is a pretty deserted spot. If it's the area I'm thinking of golf carts go up and down the road over to the beach area but the wooded area on the sides of the road are pretty thick. I would not want to be a woman walking alone on this trail

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Bob

Thanks...What's the word on the cause of death?

4 years ago
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RedNekTex

The word on the street is that she was found "in the woods" somewhere off the trail to Wizard Beach.

4 years ago
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Candid Curmudgeon

Acccident, murder, natural causes?

4 years ago
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Bob

I wonder where they found her?

4 years ago
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