A Florida couple was kidnapped while on a trip to Haiti and is being held for ransom, according to their relatives and church. Jean Dickens Toussaint and his wife Abigail Toussaint of Tamarac were allegedly kidnapped on a bus ride from Port-au-Prince while visiting family and attending a festival in Haiti. According to a family member, the kidnappers initially demanded $6,000 to release the couple and their 1-year-old son.“Once we sent that money, they tried to up the price to $200,000 per person and we don’t have that type of money,” she said.
The State Department confirmed to The Daily Beast that it is aware of reports of two US citizens missing in Haiti but declined to comment further. “When a U.S. citizen goes missing, we work closely with local authorities to assist them in their search efforts, and we share information with families in any way we can,” a spokesperson said.