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    Mexico - Dana Rishpy, 24, Israeli student, Tulum, 30 March 2007

    http://www.chron.com/news/houston-te...in-1732857.php
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    Dana Rishpy, 24
    An Israeli college student named Dana Rishpy disappeared two years ago during a trip to Mexico’s Riviera Maya and now her family has traveled to Houston to attempt to find a family of good Samaritan tourists who might be the last people to have seen their daughter alive.

    Rispy’s parents, Dania and Dror, believe that a family from the Willowbrook area in Houston tried to help a woman resembling their daughter, after the family found her unconscious and apparently drugged in a roadway in Playa Del Carmen, Mexico, in early April 2007. But then a man who claimed to be her boyfriend took her away, the family has told authorities.

    Finding the Houston family won’t be easy since the Rispy’s have no names or good descriptions. But the missing person unit at the Harris County Sheriff’s Office has offered to help.

    The family of tourists, which included a mother and father, two older daughters and two sons, apparently was visiting Mexico on a cruise ship that docked in Playa Del Carmen in April 2007, according to Harris County Sheriff’s Capt. John Martin.

    The family might be members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and the youngest son, who was about 14 in 2007, may have Down syndrome. Witnesses say the family took the girl they found to a beach restaurant and gave her ice and water and tried to revive her. But later Mexican tourist police released the girl to a man who claimed to be her fiance or boyfriend.

    Dana Rishpy traveled to Mexico for a break in March 2007 after visiting the United States to look for graduate schools. While there, she accepted the invitation of an American to stay at a cabaña in Tulum, a smaller beach town south of Playa del Carmen on the Yucatan Peninsula, according to witnesses and e-mails she sent her family. She was seen by many people at a party in Tulum in late March but then disappeared.

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    https://www.fbi.gov/wanted/kidnap/da...@@download.pdf

    DANA RISHPY
    March 30, 2007
    Tulum, Mexico


    Date(s) of Birth Used:
    May 26, 1982
    Place of Birth:
    Israel
    Hair:
    Brown, Long, Wavy
    Eyes:Blue
    Height:5'7"
    Weight:120 pounds
    Sex:Female
    Race:White
    Nationality:Israeli
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    Dana Rishpy is a dual citizen of Israel and Germany
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    http://forward.com/news/12352/backpa...-mexico-01038/

    Backpacker Mysteriously Vanishes in Mexico
    Marc PerelmanDecember 26, 2007

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    Dania Rishpy places little hope in the latest Mexican gestures, given that the man whom the Israeli consulate and the Rishpy family wants for questioning — an American who was last seen with Dana — has never been interrogated by the Mexican authorities and has left the country and now lives in the United States.

    Dana Rishpy grew up in a well-heeled Haifa family with three older siblings. Her father was an El Al pilot who worked for the Ugandan dictator Idi Amin during the 1960s.

    After her army service Rishpy toyed with a number of artistic careers; during one stint, she helped dub children’s cartoons from Japan. Before flying to Cancun in March of this year, she had been in California, looking at potential schools where she could study computer animation.

    Two days after arriving in Mexico, on March 26, Rishpy sent an e-mail to her family, saying she had met foreign tourists and was planning to take a boat trip to a nearby island. This would be her last communication with them.

    The next time Dania and Dror Rishpy heard about Dana was April 7, when the phone rang at the Manhattan apartment where they live for a few weeks a year.

    Dania says she answered and a man who identified himself as “Mati” told her that Dana had left her backpack with him. Dania told him to leave her daughter’s belongings at the reception of the hotel with a note for her. She then wrote her daughter an e-mail urging her to get in touch and passing on the message that Mati had called and left her bag at the hotel lobby.

    After several follow-up e-mails went unanswered, Dania went into Dana’s e-mail account and saw that she had not used it in two weeks. She also came across an e-mail from “flower power.” The author was Mati, and the e-mail was sent a few hours after he had called the Rishpys in New York. In the e-mail, Mati informed Dana that he was leaving and that he had left her bags at the hotel.

    The Rishpys now believe that Mati’s phone call and e-mail from April 7 were meant to serve as an alibi for Mati, whose real name, according to the Israeli consul, is Matthew Walshin. But at the time, they saw him as a helpful hand and wrote back, urging him to get in touch. He answered by e-mail that he had not heard from Dana since March 31, when she told him she was going to visit the Mayan ruins of Tulum, possibly with some young people from Quebec. The parents then asked him for the name and location of the bungalow where Dana had stayed. His April 21 answer was the last contact the Rishpys had with him.

    The parents eventually called the local Mexican police, who found the hotel and Dana’s backpack April 24 with her belongings, her money and her passport. They also found her diary. The last entry was dated March 30. Dana wrote in Hebrew that she had come back to Tulum from the island with two Swiss and an American. The American, who she identified as Mati, offered to share his cabin.

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    Dramatic turn of events in case of Israeli girl missing in Mexico

    Mexican Authorities: Dana Rishpy, who vanished in 2007 at age 25, was buried in an archeological pit in Southwestern town of Tulum • Rishpy's boyfriend, U.S. citizen Matthew Walshin, was the last person to see Dana alive • He remains a prime suspect.

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    On Thursday, Mexican state authorities said that their investigation provides evidence that the body of the young woman, who was 25 when she vanished, is buried in the archeological beach town of Tulum.

    Rishpy, an Israeli citizen, was last heard from on March 28, 2007, while vacationing in Mexico. In an email to her parents, she wrote that she had arrived in Cancun and was planning to travel in the area for several weeks.

    The Mexican website SIPSE reported that a deep pit was discovered during excavations that had begun Tuesday night after new evidence regarding Dana's disappearance came to light. Authorities suspect Rishpy was buried illegally and the pit may hold her remains.

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    Development in Dana Rishpy Case
    Police in Mexico may have found the remains of Dana Rishpy, an Israeli backpacker who went missing at the age of 24 in 2007. Investigators told local television, Thursday, that a homeless person claimed to have witnessed her murder and led them to the place she was buried, outside the city of Tulum. The remains they found are undergoing DNA analysis.

    The testimony of the homeless person apparently confirms the report of private investigators hired by the Rishpy family that Dana was kidnapped by a gang of organ traffickers and brutally murdered.

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    Good grief!
    Poor girl and her family, have they made the formal identification through DNA, what about the boyfriend, did he possibly set her up for that?!
    If so, has he been arrested, or remains a suspect, because if a guy could ( allegedly) do something like that to her, then perhaps others have met a similar fate.
    imo, speculation.

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    According to this translated article from June 22 2016, there apparently is another POI..

    http://www.semanariopolemica.com/?p=36164
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    TULUM.- A person of Hungarian origin residing in Tulum, linked to the disappearance of the Israeli tourist Dana Rishpy, which occurred on March 30, 2007 and prosecuted for drug trafficking in 2008, he disappeared mysteriously with everything and vehicle in recent days , so your partner and opened the only folder investigation by the ministerial authorities.

    The Hungarian who was involved in the disappearance of Dana Rishpy, arrested as suspected drug trafficker probably disappeared last June 15, although it may have been arrested by any police unit, to have outstanding accounts with justice.

    They were met eight years of incompetence and arbitrariness in relation to the disappearance of Dana Rishpy, Israeli girl missing since March 2007, according to the file number T-386/2007 formally presented by probably criminal acts (HPCD).

    Where Matthew Ryan Walshin, an American, was the prime suspect of the facts together with the Hungarian Zsolt Fejer currently about 45 years, now allegedly disappeared, since according to the investigations of the authorities at the time, were he saw them together when they left a party in a hotel-restaurant called "Mezzanine" located in the vicinity of Tulum National Park

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    This poor girl! This is horrific. Thanks for posting this, dotr!

    It's hard to piece this together, as the articles are out of order and 5-9 years old. If DNA analysis were being done 5 years ago on the body found in Tulum, wouldn't the results be in by now?

    Some articles refer to the suspect as her "boyfriend," but I think it was a mistranslation. I think she met him one night, he let her stay the night, and she was last seen at a party with him the next night? He contacted her family about a week later to tell them he had her backpack but she hadn't returned to claim it. The family called the authorities, and they launched an investigation. Then the local LE sort of buried the investigation to avoid bad publicity for Cancun and its booming tourism. The family hired a PI, a local reporter wrote a scathing article on the LE's poor handling of the case, etc.... and it was reopened. A PI showed up at the suspect's place in MX, and found his CA driver's license. <If he found his CA DL, wouldn't we have a better picture of him than the one above, posted by dotr and on the FBI's most wanted site?> The PI found him in NorCal, got into a fight with him, and the suspect spent a night in jail (where he previously spent 6 months on a sexual assault violation in the 90's). Meanwhile, a family from Houston claims that they found her passed out on a beach some weeks after she went missing, and a man claiming to be her boyfriend took her back. The suspect claims that she left with 2 French Canadians to go to Tulum the 2nd night he knew her, and that's the last time he saw her (there are apparently other witnesses to back this up). Then there is the claim that the PI learned she was murdered for body parts. But I didn't see where that theory came from.

    Forgive me if I've misunderstood any of this. It's all so confusing! Going to have to start googling...

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    IMO the remains were not confirmed to be her's. The FBI has an open case for her and she is, still, presumed missing.

    I will keep checking and see what I can find.
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