The wife of a prominent Florida radiation oncologist who disappeared from his boat Aug. 10 filed for divorce on the day of his disappearance, according to county records.
dr Chaundre Cross, 49, was last seen leaving hospital on August 10 Naples Bay Resort & Marina alone on his 33-foot Sea Ray boat, the “Vitamin Sea,” according to a U.S. Coast Guard Southeast tweet Friday.
That same day, his wife, SarahJo Cross, filed for divorce in Collier County.
The USCG located and salvaged Cross’s boat off Sanibel Island on August 11 without seeing the missing doctor.
In the days after USCG Southeast located the boat 16 miles south of Sanibel Island, crews covered an area of approximately 13,100 square miles over the course of 100 hours before calling off their search.
“It is always a difficult decision to suspend a search and rescue incident,” St. Petersburg sector commander Capt. Michael Kahle said in a statement on Sunday. “Our deepest sympathy and condolences go out to the family and friends of Dr. Cross at this difficult time.”
In a statement posted to Facebook on Monday, Kathy Cady, Cross’s stepmother and a Naples-based nurse, thanked the U.S. Coast Guard and Collier County law enforcement agencies, as well as Cross’ “friends and the citizens of Naples who are selflessly supporting their.” sacrificed time and boats in search of him.”
“Please pray for support and respectful privacy for our family at this time of grief,” she wrote. “Although we have a void now, it will be filled with love, positivity, hope, patience, prayer and, by the grace of God, comfort. Chaundre’s three children and their mother, father, stepmother, brothers and their wives, sister, grandmother, aunts, uncles, cousins and longtime close friends thank you for all you have done in the Chaundre rescue effort K. Cross was done. MD”
Cross is described as 5-foot-11, weighing 150 pounds, with a bald head and brown eyes. He was last seen in a purple shirt and black pants.
Cross is President of the Board of Directors of the Cancer Alliance of Naples and has previously served on the boards of Collier County PLAN and the American Cancer Society of Naples. He holds degrees from Northwestern University and the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, and is a resident of Harvard Medical School, according to his biography on GenisisCare.com.
Authorities are asking anyone with information about his disappearance to contact CCSO at 239-252-9300.
https://nypost.com/2022/08/18/florida-doctor-chaundre-crosss-wife-filed-for-divorce-on-day-he-disappeared/ Florida doctor Chaundre Cross’s wife filed for divorce on the day of his disappearance