Authorities Search for NY Man Missing in Mexico

Harry Devert, 32, a former financial trader from Westchester County went missing while on a motorcycle trip in Mexico last month

By Ida Siegal
|  Monday, Feb 10, 2014  |  Updated 9:20 AM CDT
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Authorities have launched a search for a New York man missing in Mexico. Harry Devert, 32, a former financial trader from Westchester County went missing while on a motorcycle trip in Mexico last month. Ida Siegal reports.

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Authorities have launched a search for a New York man missing in Mexico. Harry Devert, 32, a former financial trader from Westchester County went missing while on a motorcycle trip in Mexico last month. Ida Siegal reports.

Authorities have launched a search for a former financial trader from New York who went missing on a motorcycle trip in Mexico last month.

Harry Devert, 32, of Westchester County, was last heard from Jan. 25, when he called his girlfriend to say the Mexican military was escorting him out of Michoacán, a state in the southwestern part of the country that they told him was too dangerous. Devert told his girlfriend he would contact her later, but wasn't heard from again.

"I don't know if he's been kidnapped, I don't know if he skidded off the road, I don't know what's happened to this master communicator who has gone off the grid," said his mother, Ann Devert.

She said her son, an experienced traveler, had planned to write a book about his trip. She said the area he visited was supposedly controlled by a drug cartel.
   
Devert's family said American and Mexican authorities are working to find him. Devert's friends have also set up a Facebook page titled "Help Find Harry" to aid in the search.

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