Toronto area woman and US friend missing in Belize

A Toronto-area woman, Francesca Matus, and her American companion, Drew De Voursney, are missing in Belize, according to friends of the two. Global News says Matus, 52, and De Voursney, 36, were last seen driving home from a Scotty’s Bar and Grill in the town of Corozal about 11 p.m. Tuesday, according to their friend Nancy Rifenbark, who lives in Corozal. She said Matus was having a drink with friends and saying goodbye as she was due to catch a flight back to Canada the next day. Global further says that a friend who drove to Matus house the next morning to give her a ride to the airport found her gate locked and her vehicle missing. She didn’t check in for her flight. Belizean authorities conducted air and ground searches of the area to no avail. Global Affairs Canada confirmed that a Canadian citizen is missing but wouldn’t confirm the identity. Matus LinkedIn page says she is a real estate investor and property manager from the Toronto area. Friends say she has homes in both Canada and Belize. Facebook references expressing concern for the woman suggest she lives in Keswick in the town of Georgina on Cook’s Bay south of Barrie. Many friends express concern