Over three months to the hunt for missing British woman Sarm Heslop at the U.S. Virgin Islands, authorities have declared small progress from the instance -- and they have not gone within the yacht in which she had been last seen.
The couple has been seen in people together hours before, leaving a pub and restaurant approximately 10 p.m.
Bane reported her lost around 2:30 a.m.
Along with also the U.S. Virgin Islands Police Department now lists 23 active missing persons cases on its own site, such as Heslop's.
Jerry Forrester, a former FBI agent and private investigator who has worked widely in the Caribbean, said the amount of lost people is unusually high for the U.S. Virgin Islands' population of over 100,000 -- but in addition, he noted that researchers do not assume all those lost are dead.
"That is a great deal for this hundred million people, however they are not that worried about it are that they, the authorities?" "Maybe there is a reason they are missing, not perishing. Perhaps they just abandoned. They moved someplace else or they only wanted to get lost somewhere. But there is no evidence they were murdered."
However, he said it appeared"not ordinary" that local authorities hadn't searched Bane's ship -- in which Heslop was believed to have been spotted living.
"They've enough likely cause, I believe. She is missing, and she had been on that ship. ... They are simply not doing their job"
Bane hasn't yet been named a defendant or person of interest in Heslop's vanishing, and authorities said that he declined to allow them hunt the Siren Song and hired a high-profile attorney.
The readily accessible water could be connected to a lot of disappearances -- where sufferers may have drowned unintentionally, been hurt or killed by forces of nature, Forrester said.
"There is so many things that may happen to you," he explained. "I simply don't feel that [all ] the men and women that are lost are missing since they got killed."
But foul play does occur.
Stretching back into the mid-1970she explained, he had heard of at least three instances where a husband murdered his spouse by devoting her oxygen source whilst scuba diving in a variety of areas of the Caribbean. But these instances are rare and difficult to establish, he explained.
There also have been, on infrequent occasions, fatal encounters with modern day pirates,'' he explained.
And local authorities may eliminate interest in missing persons cases as time passes, according to Forrester.
"If it is open for a little while, they are not gont fix it," Forrester said. "Unless someone confesses."
However, he said, he believed the area"fairly secure" for travellers -- and he has been working for a long time.