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US Woman Vanishes In Bahamas While Attending Yoga Retreat

Taylor Casey was last seen on Wednesday.

A 41-year-old American woman has been missing since last week after traveling to the Bahamas to attend a yoga retreat. NBC NewsTaylor Casey was last seen around Paradise Island on Wednesday after she “mysteriously disappeared” following a visit to the Caribbean nation to attend a Sivananda Ashram yoga retreat. In a statement, her family said they were “deeply concerned” for Casey’s safety and well-being. They believe Casey, 41, is in “danger” as “there is no way she could have just disappeared like this.”

“We are deeply concerned for Taylor’s safety and wellbeing and believe she is at risk as she was eager to tell others about her experience at the yoga retreat when she returned home,” her concerned mother said, and the family appealed for anyone with information to come forward. Exit“There’s no way Taylor could just disappear like this,” she added.

On Tuesday, the Sivananda Ashram Yoga Retreat in the Bahamas also confirmed Cayce’s disappearance and said it had asked police to investigate. The retreat said the 41-year-old had not attended a Thursday morning class since she was last seen the previous evening. “The ashram asks anyone with information about Cayce to contact local police and will cooperate with authorities in their investigation,” the retreat center said. CBS News.

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Casey’s family is due to travel to the Caribbean this week to assist with the search effort. Casey’s family has described her as 5ft 10in tall, black American, with fair skin, thin features and natural, well-covered hair. They said she was “intelligent, compassionate, thoughtful and cheerful” and had been practicing yoga for 15 years.

Notably, Casey’s disappearance came shortly after the U.S. State Department warned travelers to exercise increased caution in the Bahamas, including Nassau, due to high crime rates. “Violent crimes, including theft, armed robbery, and sexual assault, occur in both tourist and non-tourist areas,” officials warned.