3 students believed found in Haiti still missing


Published: Thursday, January 14, 2010 at 11:59 p.m.
Last Modified: Thursday, January 14, 2010 at 11:59 p.m.

BOCA RATON, Fla. — A South Florida college says three students who were believed to be safe in Haiti actually remain unaccounted for.

The president of Lynn University in Boca Raton says the private contractor the school hired to help find the missing students had received "bad intelligence."

The students are Stephanie Crispinelli of Katonah, N.Y.; Courtney Hayes of Boca Raton, Fla.; and Britney Gengel of Rutland, Mass.

They were among 12 students and two faculty members traveling with the aid group Food For The Poor.

Eight of the students have been evacuated to the Dominican Republic after a 7.0-magnitude earthquake struck Haiti on Tuesday.

One other student, Christine Gianacaci, of Hopewell, N.J., remains missing, as do faculty members Patrick Hartwick and Richard Bruno.

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