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American woman remains missing from Isla Mujeres hotel

Isla Mujeres, Q.R. — An American woman remains unaccounted for on Isla Mujeres after she was reported missing by a friend Tuesday.

The Attorney General confirmed that they have received reports of a woman seen entering the sea on the east seawall near Hotel Rocamar.

An intense search during the early morning hours of Tuesday by Public Safety, Civil Protection and members of the fire department along with a boat from the Fifth Region Naval, came up empty handed.

Director General of Public Safety, Jaime Ongay Ortiz, explained that around 2:00 a.m. a call was received at Public Safety by someone who reported that while walking along the seawall, noticed the reflection of a person who fell into the sea at the height of Hotel Rocamar. A search team was immediately deployed.

Cristian Montenegro Aragón, Coordinator of the Prosecutor’s Office in Isla Mujeres confirmed the missing person’s report and stressed that they are still investigating the whereabouts of the woman. He says that to date, they have been presented with several versions but have been told that she was seen in an Isla Mujeres bar.

The woman, who has been identified as 38-year-old Caley Roberta Manning from Pennsylvania, was reported missing by a friend she was staying with at Mia Reef hotel. Authorities say they have met with managers of the hotel where they found her passport.

Authorities are asking for the public’s help in locating the missing woman. A missing person’s alert has been issued by the state.