Abducted American Nurse and Daughter Freed: EL’Roi Haiti Confirms Safe Return
According to their employers, American nurse Alex Dorsenville and her daughter were abducted and then freed in Haiti.
“EL’Roi Haiti confirms the safe release of our friend and staff member Alex Dorsenville and her child, who were taken hostage in Port-au-Prince, Haiti, with gratitude and great delight. Today, we thank God for hearing our prayers, according to the statement.
The group has asked that no one get in touch with Dorsenville or her family. The statement said, “There is still much to address and correct in this circumstance.
Dorsenville was working for the Ministry of Community when she and her daughter were abducted from their home in Port-au-Prince. For financial gain, gangs in the city frequently kidnap members of the community and demand a ransom.
While locals are the majority of the victims, foreigners have also been the target in the past. On a road trip in the capital in 2021, a local gang kidnapped 17 missionaries from the United States and Canada and imprisoned them for more than a month.
From January to June of this year, 1,014 kidnappings were reported in Haiti by officials, including 256 women, 13 girls, and 24 boys.
The U.S. Department of State voiced worry about the security situation in the nation on the day that Dorsenville and her daughter were abducted, and on July 28 they ordered non-emergency government officials to leave Haiti.
According to outdated video on the organization’s website, Dorsenville, a nurse from New Hampshire, travelled to Haiti at her husband’s invitation to offer nursing treatment for children at a Haitian school.
In a 2021 newsletter, Sandro Dorsenville’s former school, Laster Christian High School in Montana, announced that the couple wed in Haiti in January 2021.