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New Bedford man who went missing while on vacation found deceased



A New Bedford man that had gone missing while a tourist has been found deceased.

28-year-old Alex DaLomba Tavares arrived with his girlfriend in Puerto Rico on May 3rd while on vacation.

According to WORA-TV in Puerto Rico, Tavares’ body was identified on Friday morning after being swept up by the Gozalandia River in San Sebastian last Wednesday.

Reports state that Tavares was surprised by the sudden and rapid surge of water.

He had been to Puerto Rico previously.

Services for Tavares have not yet been announced.



  1. Lourdes De Jesus

    May 10, 2024 at 5:09 pm

    Why? Did his girlfriend took the first Plane Out, Back to New Bedford. My Neighbor worked with Mr. Tavares and Him and Co-workers are Wondering if the girlfriend knows more than what she said.I was told Mr.Tavares girlfriend was very Abusive to him. This matter looks very Suspicious. He’s a Native of the Island, He must’ve known his rivers. Looks Nefarious! Please Investigate this matter

    • Zeke

      May 10, 2024 at 8:00 pm

      It’s sad that rather then allowing the families to mourn, you are trying to push a negative narrative. Everyone has their difference in opinions in their relationships. If they were so unhappy how you are making it seem, then why were they on a vacation together? Rather then being so intrusive into someone else’s lives, allow the police to do their job and investigate on their own. We need to do better as a society. I hope God blesses you.

      • Kristina Ransom

        May 10, 2024 at 11:12 pm

        How about you stfu and let people have their opinions Mr f****** perfect. Must be a crakkkka

        • Sandy

          May 11, 2024 at 12:03 pm

          Racist much. Unnecessary

          • Pamela Denny

            May 13, 2024 at 11:25 am

            Definitely. So sad, and unnecessary.

        • Denise

          May 11, 2024 at 11:12 pm


          • Pamela Denny

            May 13, 2024 at 11:30 am

            Do you find something amusing about this article? The whole situation is very sad. A young man lost his life and you find reason to laugh about it? SMH.

        • J

          May 12, 2024 at 5:06 pm

          What’s a cracker

          • Pamela Denny

            May 13, 2024 at 11:24 am

            It’s an ignorant, racist comment. It’s what some call white people and refers back to the days when this country allowed slavery to exist. The guy who would oversee the slaves would crack a whip at the slaves, this the word cracker. Nobody should be using that word any more than they should be using any other racist terminology.

        • Riri

          May 21, 2024 at 8:19 pm

          What would make u say something so ignorant and racist? So un called for??? Grow up. I

      • No name

        May 12, 2024 at 6:41 am

        This person I mean know what she’s talking about… Maybe that’s why she suggested to go there People are just trying to help while it’s early in the investigation

    • Patty

      May 10, 2024 at 8:38 pm

      Well after your comment here, I’m sure the investigators will be getting right on it.

    • Jack

      May 10, 2024 at 10:53 pm

      Lourdes de what? You are talking nonsense. Secondly he is CapeVerdean not Puerto Rican. Stop starting stuff and you and your neighbor need to get a life and stop talking about other peoples lives

    • Keyla

      May 11, 2024 at 12:12 am

      I hate when people talk without knowing the girlfriend never left puerto Rico to go back to New Bedford yet stop making up stories and mind your own business. Get a life you nosy neighbor.

      • Susan

        May 11, 2024 at 10:32 am

        Why do people always have to be so rude. That’s part of the problem in our country! Nastiness and hate are destroying us. So be angry but no need for nastiness!

  2. Victoria Ann Furet

    May 11, 2024 at 9:24 am

    Lourdes I’m with you. This is a suspicious death. And it should be investigated thoroughly. You are absolutely correct, the girlfriend will and should be the first suspect. This is not an opinion. That’s how it should go if someone is on vacation an dies.

    • Yaritza Lopez

      May 11, 2024 at 9:06 pm

      Dumb people are going to talk dumb stuff. If you read on the news, Puerto Rico had severe weather a lot of rain and it a flooding that caused his death. It wasn’t malicious in any way. Just read the news. There is Google. Nowadays we used for Stupid shit stuff so used it to get the what’s going on the world before jumping into conclusions. Siempre habla que menos puede. Always speak the one. Stupid dumb ignore people. Ignorance at its finest!

    • Patricia Depina-Law

      May 18, 2024 at 9:26 pm

      This is a sad case. Like any other death it must be investigated.

  3. You’re a liar.

    May 11, 2024 at 9:53 am

    First off weirdo. She was not abusive to him. And granted she has told the story exactly how it went. There was 3 … THREE WITNESSES that saw what happened. She was not there when he went under she was looking for the rescue team while he was clinging onto the rock! Mind your business stop spreading false narratives. That’s how unnecessary rumors are made on a sad situation like this. Shame on you and those who are putting out LIES!

  4. Andrea

    May 11, 2024 at 9:58 am

    First off liar, the girlfriend is still in Puerto Rico way past the date that they were supposed to be back home ! She has cooperated with police officers through out this. There were witnesses ! LET PEOPLE MOURN ! If they were so unhappy and supposedly “abusive” why would Alex go to Puerto Rico with her. You guys are spreading rumors when someone is legit mourning the loss of their partner. You guys are EVIL.

  5. Mmmm

    May 11, 2024 at 11:00 am

    I wouldn’t trust anyone I say investigate further

  6. DJ Dearmond

    May 11, 2024 at 12:09 pm

    This is just so sad. Such a young life. I trust He has left his mark. My sincere condolences to family & others who loved this young person.

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