While hiking the Pianista trail near Boquete, Panama in April 2014, Dutch tourists Lisanne Froon and Kris Kremers vanished, seemingly without a trace. Searches by local and Dutch authorities turned up nothing, and hope began to fade that the girls would ever be found. Until June, when Lisanne’s backpack was uncovered, containing a working camera, the girls’ cell phones…and a lot of questions.
After this, some remains of Froon and Kremers were sadly discovered along the Culebra river, but to some, the remains didn’t answer the mystery of what exactly happened to Lisanne and Kris.
How did the girls get lost on a seemingly well-marked, well-traveled trail? Why did a local guide tell authorities that he was scheduled to take the girls on the Pianista trail April 2nd…the day after they walked it themselves? Did something tragic happen to Lisanne, Kris, or both, prompting a series of emergency calls from their phones that never connected to cell reception? What is up with the eerie nighttime photos found on Lisanne’s camera? Did the girls succumb to an accident, the elements…or foul play?
We try to cover all the theories, and put forth some of our own. Hopefully you’ll find we’ve tackled this case respectfully–our thoughts are with the families of Lisanne and Kris.
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