Family of NY couple who died in DR start GoFundMe to bring man’s body home

Orlando Moore (GoFundMe)

Family and friends of Orlando Moore, a tourist in the Dominican Republic who turned up dead in the ocean, days after he and girlfriend Portia Ravenelle were supposed to catch a flight home to New York, started a GoFundMe campaign to bring his remains back to the United States.

“The family of Orlando Moore has made the decision to return him to the United States,” the page titled “Justice for Orlando” says.

“This must also be coordinated through the Jamaican Consulate, since Orlando was traveling on a Jamaican Passport.  Returning a body to the U.S. is a complex and expensive process,” the family explains on the GoFundMe page. “The family of the deceased is responsible for all costs associated with this process.”

The synopsis notes that money raised would be used for a funeral, investigation, and to help Moore’s three children. The fund’s immediate goal is to…

Original published: 2019-04-11 20:14:02 Read the full New York City News here


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