According to family members, an American couple on a vacation to Haiti was kidnapped and held for ransom.
Jean-Dickens Toussaint and his wife, Abigail, of Tamarac, Fla., were kidnapped while on a family vacation to a Caribbean island.
The Toussaints were discovered while on a bus from Port-au-Prince when they were kidnapped, according to ABC News. Nikese Toussaint, the sister of Jean Dickens Toussaint, provided the ransom.
Nikese Toussaint said the group was a little dissatisfied when they said they would go. We told them not to go, but they wanted to go.
Christie Desormes and her niece went missing on March 18 after receiving an online petition. On Tuesday (March 28,), Christie revealed more about the Toussaint family.
"I do have the worst-case scenario playing in my head, but obviously I don't want that to happen," she said. "We just want to hear their voice as proof that they are still alive."
ABC News reports that the US State Department did not confirm a kidnapping but that it is "aware of reports of two US citizens missing in Haiti." Haiti is listed as a "Level 4: Do Not Travel" country in December 2022 by the US State Department.