“Local law enforcement is working to locate an adult reported missing on June 11 from Haiti’s delegation participating in the 2022 Special Olympics USA Games. The reason for their departure from the Games is currently unknown,” the statement from the Special Olympics said.
The sheriff’s office sent out a bulletin looking for Antione Mithon, Nicholson Fontilus, Peter Berlus, Anderson Petit-Frere, Steevenson Jacquet and Oriol Jean. The missing individuals are all men between the ages of 18 and 32 who were in the US for “a soccer competition,” the bulletin said.
“The individuals are all adults, five of whom are not Special Olympics athletes and one who is an adult with intellectual disability,” the Special Olympics said in a statement to CNN.
“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.”
The Osceola County Sheriff’s Office tells CNN the investigation is active and ongoing.
CNN’s Amir Vera, Chenelle Woody and Travis Caldwell contributed to this report.