Former Marine, 36, and his Canadian girlfriend, 52, are found dead in a sugar cane field in Belize after vanishing from a bar one week ago

A former US marine and his Canadian girlfriend have been found dead in a sugar cane field in Belize a week after going missing from a bar.

  • Drew De Vorunsey and Francesca Matus vanished a week ago near Corozal
  • Matus was due to fly home to Canada on April 26 according to her friends 
  • Her car was found abandoned in a sugar cane field on Sunday evening 
  • Police found the couple's bodies in the sugar cane field on Monday afternoon  

Drew De Voursney, 36, and Francesca Matus, 52, were last seen a week ago leaving Scotty’s Bar and Grill in Corozal, Belize, near the mother-of-two's home.
She was due to fly home to Ontario on April 26, but there was no sign of her when a friend came to collect her and bring her to the airport.

Her car was found in a sugar cane field abandoned near the village of Paraiso on Sunday and the couple's bodies were recovered the following day.
An autopsy is due to be carried out on the couple today.
Friend Joe Milholen told CBC News: 'When I arrived there to pick her up, the gate was closed and the car was gone.'
The couple met in Belize in late 2016.

De Voursney was due to return to Atlanta, Georgia according to his family.
He enlisted after the 9/11 terror attacks and served two tours of duty in Iraq and Afghanistan.
His friend Brendan Barfield said: 'Drew is no longer with us. Someone had killed a United States Marine, my brother in arms, who survived Fallujah, Iraq and Afghanistan.'
 contacted Belize police for an update on the investigation.