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Old 01-18-2008, 10:53 AM
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Leta Lynn Cordes vanished while vacationing on the small Caribbean island of Saint Maarten. The Mission Viejo woman has not been seen since Friday when she left her vacation home to go gambling, according to Cordes' husband of 20 years.
He says she had been drinking and decided to walk to a nearby casino with only her ID and $100 in cash, but when he woke up the next morning she had not returned home.
"My first reaction was, I was scared to death because it's not like her. That was my first reaction because she's never not come home all night -- never ever," said Cary Honstein, the missing woman's friend.

Cordes' friend, who spent the holidays with the couple in the Caribbean, says it's not like her to simply disappear.
Cordes husband is staying in Saint Maarten to help with the search.
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Leta Lynn Cordes of Mission Viejo, Calif. Cordes, 49.
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Today I saw a new article about it on SXMpages a local St. Maarten News and Information website, this is the link:

http://www.sxmpages.com/index.php/La...ily-cries.html

I live on St. Maarten and I hope they find her or a trail of her soon.

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Old 10-16-2008, 09:25 AM
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Missing American's husband arrested in St. Maarten Wed Oct 15, 7:52 PM ET



PHILIPSBURG, St. Maarten - Police in St. Maarten have arrested the husband of a missing Southern California woman on suspicion of involvement in her disappearance.



Prosecutor Taco Stein says Frank Cordes was taken into custody in the Dutch territory on Tuesday and is considered a suspect. Cordes has not been charged with any crime.

Stein declined Wednesday to give more details. He did not say what prompted the arrest nearly 10 months after the disappearance of Leta Lynn Cordes, of Mission Viejo, California.

Frank Cordes has told police he last saw his 49-year-old wife when she went to a hotel to gamble after a night of drinking. The hotel says she never arrived.

Extensive searches have turned up no sign of the missing woman.

http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20081015/...ing_american_1
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Hmm.. sounds like he wanted to gamble alone. Well good for them, I hope they find her.
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The husband of a Mission Viejo woman missing since January on the Caribbean island St. Maarten has been arrested by local authorities as a suspect in her disappearance, law enforcement officials said Wednesday.

Frank Cordes was arrested Tuesday at his island home by detectives, said St. Maarten police spokesman Ricardo Henson.

Cordes' wife, Leta Lynn, 49, left the couple's vacation home Jan. 11, reportedly telling her husband she was walking to a nearby casino. She has not been seen since.

"Right now, he is being held in connection with his wife's disappearance," Henson said. He said prosecutors announced that they had uncovered new evidence, but declined to elaborate.

The Daily Herald, an island newspaper, reported Wednesday that prosecutors alerted local media two weeks ago that there was new evidence in the case but offered no further details.


The paper said detectives removed bags of clothing and other personal items from Cordes' home when he was arrested.

The arrest was confirmed by Orange County Sheriff's Department homicide Det. Brian Sutton.

He said the department assisted St. Maarten police by interviewing associates, friends and relatives of the couple in Southern California.

"My understanding of their legal system is that they can keep Cordes for 48 hours and then show a judge that they have good reason to hold him longer," Sutton said.

In an interview about a week after his wife's disappearance, Cordes said they had spent the night drinking with friends and returned home by car. Cordes said he went inside the house and fell asleep but his wife remained in the vehicle, asleep in the back seat.

According to Cordes, his wife awakened him shortly before 11 p.m. and asked for money for gambling and the car keys. He said he tried to persuade her to stay home, but that she left on foot for the Westin St. Maarten Hotel, about a 10-minute walk.

A hotel spokeswoman said surveillance tapes from that evening show that she never entered the hotel or casino.

An Orange County sheriff's spokesman said deputies responded to a domestic violence call at the Cordes' Mission Viejo home in January 2007, but no arrests were made.

Cordes said he called authorities when his wife became violent after arguing over life insurance. He said she chased him into his home office with a hammer.
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