U.S. Diplomat Missing In Curacao

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CaribWorldNews, WILLEMSTAD, Curacao, Thurs. Oct. 1, 2009: The search last night continued for a U.S. diplomat who has been missing from his Curacao home since last Friday.

James Hogan, 49, was reported missing Friday morning by his wife after apparently going for a walk the night before, Curacao media reports indicate.

So far only blood-spattered clothes on Baya Beach have been found by passersby and reported to searchers. A spokeswoman for the prosecutor`s office told Radio Netherlands Worldwide that the clothes match descriptions given by his wife.

The U.S. State Department on Wednesday said it is working closely with Curacao authorities as they try to locate Hogan. Hogan has been in the Dutch Caribbean territory since August 2008 on a two-year assignment.

Four sniffer dogs and sonar-equipped robotic device are being engaged in the search.

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