The five children of Mesac Damas — Michzach, 9, Marven, 6, Maven, 5, Megan, 3 and 11-month-old Morgan — are seen in a photo taken from Mesac’s Hi5 page. The five children and Mesac’s wife, Guerline, were found dead in their North Naples apartment Saturday night.
Collier County Sheriff’s Office investigators said Damas left Miami International Airport on a flight bound for Haiti about 10 a.m. on Friday. He is considered “a person of interest” but not a “suspect” at this point. A family member became worried after they hadn’t heard from anyone in the home and asked authorities to do a welfare check on Friday. Their knocks went unanswered, but nothing indicated anything was wrong.
On Saturday morning, the family member filed a missing persons report, and authorities requested from property management a key to the house and authorization to enter. When they did, they discovered the bodies of 32-year-old Guerline and her five children.
“I can tell you that in no uncertain terms this is the most horrific and violent event this community has ever experienced. This is the worst of the worst,” Collier County Sheriff Kevin Rambosk said at a news conference on Sunday. Foren Dieu said police told him his sister and her children all suffered slit throats.
According to authorities, there had been a “handful” of domestic disturbance calls to police since 2000 involving the Damas couple, with Mesac Damas being arrested in January, although he pleaded no contest to the misdemeanor battery against Guerline in June.