Kathleen Feeney, American Tourist Missing in St Maarten Since March 1, 2007 (Update Found Safe)


FYI: Many people have been searching for info on the most recent missing female American tourist in Saint Maarten and coming to an older missing person case. However, the link below provides information on the case of missing Leta Lynn Cordes.


 50 year old Kathleen Feeney, an American tourist visiting St Maarten is missing. She was last seen by her mother when Feeney arrived on St Maarten on the Carnival Cruise ship Imagination.


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Police spokesman Ricardo Henson said on Monday that Feeney had been seen last by her mother on March 1, after she arrived on the Carnival cruise ship Imagination.


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She was in the Philipsburg area, but when it was time for the ship to set sail she was nowhere to be found. Authorities say she was wearing black short pants, a black T-shirt, a black straw hat and white sneakers when she was last seen. (The Daily Herald)

UPDATE I: Missing cruise visitor found in good health

Fifty-year-old Kathleen Feeney of New Jersey in the United States of America (USA) told The Daily Herald just hours after she was found by police that the story of her going missing on the island was “just a mix-up.”

Although there was no crime involved and the missing New Jersey woman was found safe, another disturbing thing was brought up during this investigation. Exactly how was an individual allowed to move around without a passport? Isn’t this the reason why upgrades to passports were recently made. Sure Kathleen Feeney was just a victim of circumstance; however, I am sure there are others with the worst of intentions taking note of what she was able to do without having a passport.

She said she had simply missed her cruise ship the Carnival Valor on March 1 when she arrived on the island and after several failed attempts at getting an airline ticket at Princess Juliana International Airport (PJIA), she had rented a hotel room and stayed while trying to sift through the different pieces of information she had been given about how a person in her position would be able to travel, considering that her passport had been left on board the ship.

Posted March 6, 2007 by
Missing Persons, Travel | 16 comments

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  • Comments

    16 Responses to “Kathleen Feeney, American Tourist Missing in St Maarten Since March 1, 2007 (Update Found Safe)”

    1. Richard on March 6th, 2007 12:31 pm

      Our toll in the Caribbean mounts, day by day, year by year…. And our government does now what it did before ….


    2. vicki on March 6th, 2007 12:39 pm

      This is crazy…americans are going missing alot….I pray Kathleen is ok. PPL think cause they are grown nothing can happen to them.

    3. Jerry from Ohio on March 6th, 2007 1:16 pm

      I can still remember that in 1962 when I was in 8th grade
      We had an excellent History teacher that made quite an impression on me and that at that time that was not easy .
      Mr Martz was trying to impress on us just how strong our Government was and how the US GOVT would stand behind every American citizen and I can still see him strideing the isles
      with his pointer telling us that the US with embassys all over the world and all .
      That NO ONE’s Govt would even think of or DARE to harm or allow harm to come from their citizens to an AMERICAN CITIZEN or that the US
      would come down on that Govt and it’s people with SUCH WRATH ! (His words) with both economic and stratigic consequences that An American citizen was safe almost anywhere in the world .
      I remember that class and admired this teacher so much for his powerful deliverly, and now some 40 years later to find out that Being a US citizen now is more of a liability then an asset >.
      Look at NH ,Dog Chapmen and his crew , The Smith man killed on a cruse ship possably with the help of his new wife and the many others that have been victimized and
      And OUR Own GOVT will still do little or nothing to stop these high crimes against our people that are touring leagelily and as someone pointed out our own citizens from NY and Boston Mass STILL after seeing these things becomeing common place still go there Knowing full well that if they are acossted, Kidnaped, Raped or at worst MURDERED they still go for what they consider the great LOW prices .
      I do not know about anyone else but I have been all over the USA and still have NOT seen all the great places that we have on our own soil as of yet .
      and if harm does and has come to visitors to our great country we always put our best crime investagators on the case and we most often DO get answers and results or at least make every Honest attempt to do so .
      Why Our Govt has let places like Aruba and St Martins do this to Americans is very beyond my thinking and understanding . I attened a Country One Room school til 7th Grade. Please excuse my spelling
      This is also a reason that I am very proud to be associated with the likes of RED ,TOM, KLASS. Texas Equa search ,Dana Pretzer and all the other Scared Monkeys who in reality I would put my or my loved ones chances of being found or represented by these folks to investagate rather then my own Govt . This is my opinion alone and I speak for my own self and any others feel free to join me in my opinion are most welcome to do so .
      Thanks for your time fellow citizens
      Ol Jerry from Ohio

    4. LilPuma on March 6th, 2007 1:18 pm

      Bud Larsen, Amy Bradley, Natalee Holloway, Joel Gove and now Kathleen Feeney. I don’t know what’s going on in the Dutch islands, but this isn’t just “crime happens everywhere”. There is crime everywhere, but people don’t vanish, disappear, never to be seen again, like they do in Dutch territories. Our government, from Condi to our FBI and DEA, need to find out what’s going on.

    5. dennisintn on March 6th, 2007 1:21 pm

      i think aruba’s sending over one of it’s finest to decide how to sell this “vanishment” as another american insurance scam.

    6. bleachedblack on March 6th, 2007 2:28 pm

      Very very little information out there on this latest missing woman. Seems strange that would be the case if anyone were looking to find her? By-the-way one of the above posts mentioned Jpel Gove. His remains were found at the bottom of a ravine aloong a hiking trail in Saba, but your point is understood, and well taken.

    7. Dayhiker on March 6th, 2007 2:28 pm

      LOL Dennis. Let the lies begin. She was drunk and caused her own death, her 80 year old mother wanted the insurance money, she was with a blue-eyed Dutch boy earlier in the week, and there was a bushy-haired stranger lurking in the bushes near the beach. And if you want to find her just go down to Carlos & Charlies. She’ll show up for ladies night. Oh, and don’t forget, their laws are different.

    8. Richard on March 6th, 2007 2:44 pm

      In re Joel Gove … the family is convinced they know where his body lies. But they have to raise $75,000 to finance a PRIVATE search effort, because the Dutch and the island government can’t be bothered.

      Ever wonder why tour operators don’t tell you things like that?

    9. WorldJOURNIER on March 6th, 2007 2:55 pm

      Please Pray for Ms. FEENEY, & her Loved Ones.

      It will be interesting to see if VAN SUSTEREN covers this, or, if she is truly the singleminded TV-ratings hooker she seems to have become in the last 10 months.

      The Natalee Holloway Timeline Detailing Persons, Known Crimes Suspects & Outright Lies:


    10. Miss-Underestimated on March 6th, 2007 3:09 pm

      Where the Vander Sloots visiting?

    11. azsunshine on March 6th, 2007 6:22 pm

      According to cruisecal.com the only ships in St. Maarten were the Carnival Valor and the Carnival Triumph. Kinda of odd that the local newspaper got the name of the ship wrong. No wonder that can’t find missing passengers. The Imagination does not go to St. Martin at this time.

    12. Richard on March 6th, 2007 11:05 pm

      We know that crew members on the ship Rhapsody of the Seas were instrumental in the disappearance of Amy Bradley.

      I’m wondering: did anyone on the ship or land see this lady associating with any fellow passengers or cruise crew?

      The crew are strictly forbidden as a rule from fraternizing with passengers. But there could have been an arrangement to meet on shore. It would be good to have more details.

    13. glad2bAmerican on March 7th, 2007 1:25 am

      Forbidden from fratenizing with passengers may be a rule but it is broken all the time. A known fact it happens!

    14. Patti on March 7th, 2007 2:42 am

      Jerry from Ohio:

      I loved your post. I remember those days, as well. Those were simpler times. There were fewer things to get us in trouble and there was a genuine concern for our fellow-countrymen. Now, many times, it takes a special effort by very special people to keep the memory of the missing alive. It takes more than just our government to put a sense of humanity back into a case that, if not solved within the first 48 hours is deemed a problem. Perhaps, it is our own memory of old promices that keep up going. Or, perhaps, it is our drive to make those promices a reality. Whichever it is, there is only one thing that sustains the momentum and that is love.

      There are few people that will take the time out of their own busy schedules to lend a hand to a friend in need, especially if that friend is a stranger. If there is anything that the Natalee Holloway case has done, it has shown that, in spite of the everyday hum drum of life that can quickly turn into a churning pot of turmoil, there are still the ones that take that time, to reach out and to try to help in the search for a lost love.

      That is what Scared Monkeys is about. Those are the values that Red, Tom, Klaas and the countless number of people at this site have tried to reflect in their efforts to support the family and friends of Natalee Ann Holloway.

      I pray that Kathleen Feeney be returned to her family. I pray that she can find her way home. But for the family of Kathleen Feeney, it is nice to know that there are those that are here with a helping hand should you need help.

      World Journier: Thank you for taking the time to document your knowledge of the Natalee Holloway case, that others can learn by it; but more than that, thank you for sharing it with us all.

      Klaas: Thank you for your patience.

      And, all you monkeys out there, old and new: We love all that you do.

    15. leigh on March 8th, 2007 10:23 am

      hmm.. no body seems to have commented since she was found alive and well and merrily trotting around our island sightseeing on her own – not having contacted the ships agent – who would helped her fly out and meet up with the ship at its next port. She had also booked herself into an hotel for a month!? why- because it is beautiful here and she was having a great time! she was very embaressed when finally presenting herself to the port agents for carnival and so she should be! you must all be exhausted from jumping to conclusions!

    16. Richard on March 8th, 2007 2:52 pm

      You have a point, Leigh … and indeed, it is a happy ending (at least, compared to what it might have been, and what we all thought it was).

      However, you can’t say that our rush to judgment was totally irrational. (I’m not going to suggest that her statement about simply missing the boat might not have been the full tale, because I have no reason to.)

      I for one am glad that I was wrong. But our fears seemed much more likely than the actual result.

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