Police Find Missing American Woman’s Phone in Ocean During Bahamas Search

June 28, 2024 by No Comments

A phone belonging to Taylor Casey, the American woman who went missing while attending a yoga retreat, has been found in the ocean, according to a local media report. 

Casey, 41, remains missing Thursday after last being seen at the Sivananda Ashram Yoga Retreat on Paradise Island in Nassau on June 19.  

Royal Bahamas Police Force Chief Superintendent Chrislyn Skippings said Wednesday that Casey’s cellphone has been found in the ocean, but her other belongings are still at the retreat, reports. 

“We have spoken to a number of persons at the retreat and we are going to continue,” Skippings noting that investigators have met with members of Casey’s family that have since traveled down to the Bahamas. Drones, a canine unit and divers have been deployed in the search for Casey, The Nassau Guardian adds.

 

Casey’s family has said they are “deeply concerned” for her safety and well-being as the search continues. 

“I believe Taylor is in danger because she was eager to share her yoga retreat experience with others upon her return,” Taylor’s mother, Colette Seymore said in a statement earlier this week. “Taylor would never disappear like this.” 

“Taylor is an intelligent, deeply caring, thoughtful, and joyful person. She has been practicing yoga for 15 years and went to the Sivananda Ashram Yoga Retreat as part of a long-term goal to deepen her yoga practice,” the family also. “She was excited to be participating in the yoga teacher training program and looking forward to sharing her experience with others when she returned.” 

 

In a recent Seymore said “We want Taylor home. We need Taylor in our lives. We miss Taylor.” 

“You know, a mother’s intuition and answers I was getting just didn’t correlate, just wasn’t what I wanted to hear,” Seymore added. “A young lady called me and said, ‘have you heard from Taylor?’ And I’m like, I’m looking at the phone because I know she was from the yoga retreat … and then she said ‘Taylor hasn’t showed up for yoga classes.'” 

“Taylor always calls me, keeps in touch. Taylor sent me beautiful pictures from the Bahamas, Taylor in the ocean,” Seymore also told ABC News.