The U.S. State Department has joined the search for Garrett Hand and Jamie Neal, an American couple who disappeared in Peru, Fox News reports. The couple left the Bay Area in November on a biking expedition across South America.
Garrett Hand and Jamie Neal were chronicling their adventures with regular status updates and photographs on Facebook. Those updates ceased on January 25.
Garrett Hand and Jamie Neal were last seen on January 26 getting into a cab in Lima after taking a bus from Cuzco. There is a Facebook page set up for the missing couple.
The State Department and the U.S. embassy in Peru sent out a travel advisory about a potential kidnapping threat in the Cuzco and Machu Picchu area.