Yet another missing traveler...
Dana Rishpy has vanished. The 24-year-old Israeli was last seen at a beach party in Tulum, Mexico, nine months ago. Dania, her mother, still hopes her child will return to the family’s home in Haifa. Dror, her father, thinks that the only place he will see his youngest daughter is in a video clip she recorded shortly before disappearing. Israeli officials involved in the case reluctantly agree with Dror, believing that Dana was likely murdered.
Answers have been hard to come by in this case. The Mexican federal authorities took the unusual step of opening their own probe a few weeks ago, but only after months of complaints from the Rishpy family about the investigation conducted by the authorities in the Mexican state of Quintana Roo, along with a damning exposé of the case in a leading Mexican paper and a direct appeal by Israeli Deputy Prime Minister Eli Yishai to Mexico’s president, Felipe Calderon.