It seem that the Dominican Republic seems to be getting a bad rap recently. Afterall, relatively healthy tourists dying of mysterious heart attacks. Rumors of poisonous alcohol, pesticides. Now, comes word in the New York Post about the mysterious disappearance of a US Citizen from Florida who went missing on a vacation down there. What happened to Darryl Fornatora? He went down there to surf with a friend. And does that friend know more about Darryl’s disappearance thn he is letting on?
It was October 1984 when a father and son went for a walk in the area of 120000 block area of Baltimore Avenue of Beltsville, Maryland when they discovered the decomposed remains of an unidentified man. The unidentified victim had been dead for about three months. The victim had been shot multiple times and was unidentified for over 30 years. In May of 2017, he was eventually identified through advanced technology and revealed to be twenty seven year-old ex-Marine Bennett Louis. According to a NBC New 4 Washington news story, Louis, had been honorably discharged from the Marines. He was originally from New Roads, Louisiana but was last seen sometime in 1983 while he boarded a bus in Berkeley, California that was headed for North Carolina. Louis lived in the town of Jacksonville. Police are curious to know what he was doing in Maryland.
If you have any information about this murder is asked to call Law Enforcement at 301-772-4925. There is a reward of as much as $25,000 for information in solving who killed Bennett Louis.