Six Haitian soccer players mysteriously disappear from USA Special Olympics games

The 2022 Special Olympics USA Games kicked off Sunday in Orlando, Florida only to be clouded in mystery the next day as six Haitian delegates reportedly went missing.

Of the missing nationals, only 18-year-old Anderson Petit-Frère was an athlete, competing for the Special Olympics Haiti unified soccer team. WFTV reported that following a soccer match, he was joined by five other delegates in turning in the keys to the hotel located at the ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex.

In a statement published Tuesday on their website, the Special Olympics expressed, “The well-being of these delegates is our foremost concern. Local authorities have indicated they have no reason to believe the health and safety of any of the individuals is at risk. To expand the reach and effectiveness of law enforcement’s efforts to locate these individuals, they have been reported as missing persons.”

They went on to indicate that the missing athlete has an intellectual disability and that the five men believed to be accompanying him are not competitors. Their identities were released by the Osceola County Sheriff’s Office (OCSO) in missing person’s notice as Nicholson Fontilus, 20; Steevenson Jacquet, 24; Oriol Jean, 18; Peter Mianovich Berlus, 19 and Antione Joseph Mithon, 32.

Authorities explained that all of the belongings of the six men were left behind in their hotel rooms. The OSCO posted a statement on Facebook that explained they are coordinating with other agencies, but that they have no reason to “suspect foul play.”

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“The Osceola County Sheriff’s Office is actively investigating a missing person’s case involving members of the Haitian delegation participating in the 2022 Special Olympics USA Games. We are in communication with Walt Disney World, Special Olympics, and our Law Enforcement and Federal partners. At this time, we believe this is an isolated event and do not suspect foul play.” They added, “We are asking anyone with information to please contact the Osceola County Sheriff’s Office.”

Christy Turner reported for WFTV, “It’s possible the reason for the disappearance is defection.”

After speaking with professionals in the field, she went on to explain, “If that’s the case an immigration attorney says their visas are likely valid for six months. All they have to do is write a letter to the U.S. government asking for asylum before that time is up.”

WFTV also reported the number of Haitians attempting to enter the U.S. illegally tripled from 2020 to 2021.

As the investigation is still underway, it is unclear if Petit-Frère was a willing participant in leaving the event. It is worth noting that the athlete from Port-au-Prince was featured on the team’s Instagram account expressing his delight at being able to represent his country, “It’s a big joy and honor to be part of the team. I will do my best to help the athletes in the USA Games Orlando 2022.”


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