6 Special Olympics participants in Haiti missing in Florida, deputies say

Six members of the Haitian delegation participating in the 2022 Special Olympics U.S. Games in Orlando have been reported missing, according to the Osceola County Sheriff’s Office.

It was clarified by a 2022 Special Olympics USA spokesperson that the individuals are all adults, five of whom are not Special Olympics athletes and one is an adult with a developmental disability.

Deputies said the missing men were last seen around 2:30 p.m. Monday at 710 S. Victory Way in Kissimmee, near the ESPN Wide World of Sports complex.

They have been identified as:

  • Antione Joseph Mithon, 32 years old
  • Nicholson Fontilus, 20,
  • Peter Mianovich Berlus, 19
  • Anderson Little Brother, 18 years old,
  • Stevenson Jacquet, 24 years old
  • Oriol Jean, 18 years old

They were in town to compete in the Games soccer competition, which kicked off Sunday in Orlando. Authorities said they all returned their room keys and left behind their bags and personal belongings.

“We are in communication with Walt Disney World, Special Olympics and our law enforcement and federal partners,” a spokesperson for the sheriff’s office said in a statement. “At this time, we believe this is an isolated event and do not suspect foul play.”

Local authorities said they had no reason to believe that people’s health and safety were at risk. If you see the six men, you are asked to immediately call the sheriff’s office at 321-697-4546, or call 911.

Naomi C. Amerson