Missing Delray Beach woman's sister breaks silence about trip, questions what happened to her sister
7:33 PM, May 30, 2017
Isabella’s sister, Dayana said she has many questions about what happened to her sister. She said life has been hard to bear the last couple of weeks. She recalled the first time she saw Isabella’s husband, Lewis Bennett, after her sister went missing. “He was calm, he wasn’t crying or anything. When I saw him I ran to him and I hugged him and I said where is Isabella? And he said I don’t know,” said Dayana.
“Her phone broke, probably like four days after they left. I don’t know how or I don’t know why, so we didn’t have contact through her phone everything was through Lewis’ iPad,” said Dayana.
Dayana said in the days after picking up Bennett he did not say much about the boating accident. The uncertainty stirred inside her so she began to ask him questions about what happened. "Why didn’t you stop the boat and drop the anchor to do something about it? And he said he needed to keep the boat on track, so his priority was to keep the boat on track,” said Dayana. “I asked him, do you think she’s alive? Do you think she’s dead? And he said ‘I think she she’s asleep.’ That was his answer.”
On Sunday he returned to pick up the baby and two hours later Dayana said he came back with a Boca Raton police officer demanding the baby’s things. The Department said Bennett contacted them for a civil assist, to keep the peace between him and the family. The encounter turned emotional for Dayana and her mother. "He said move, move I’m leaving and you’re not going to see the baby again and my mom passed out on the floor,” said Dayana. Dayana said she was told Bennett has left the country with the baby. He has dual citizenship in the UK and Australia. She said her mother is heartbroken by Isabella’s disappearance and now the possibility she may not see her grandchild. “Why are you taking her, why don’t you at least give us time to heal?” asked Dayana