American Bookie William Sean Creighton Found Dead a Year After He Was Kidnapped in Costa Rica

American Bookie William Sean Creighton Found Dead a Year After He Was Kidnapped in Costa Rica

American bookie William Sean ‘5Dimes Tony’ Creighton has been found dead in Costa Rica nearly a year after he was kidnapped. He was 43.

Creighton’s remains were discovered in a cemetery, buried in an unmarked grave in Quepos, The Costa Rica Star reported.

His cause of death is not known at this time.

The U.S. State Department confirmed Creighton’s death in a statement to ESPN and casino.org saying, “We can confirm Costa Rican authorities identified the remains of a U.S. citizen in Costa Rica.”

“We offer our sincerest condolences to the family on their loss. We are closely monitoring local authorities’ investigation into the cause of death. We stand ready to provide all appropriate consular assistance. Out of respect to the family during this difficult time, we have no further comment.”

Creighton, who founded 5Dimes a casino that offers players a “unique online gaming experience with sport betting,” in 1999 is believed to have been abducted on Sept. 24, 2018, according to ABC News and The Costa Rica Star.

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5Dimes did not immediately respond to PEOPLE’s request for comment.

At around 10 p.m. on the day of Creighton’s disappearance, he left work without a bodyguard and got into his Porsche Cayenne Turbo to drive home, according to the outlets.

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While driving through the neighborhood of Granadilla de Curridabat, two men wearing Costa Rican traffic officer uniforms pulled him over, ESPN reported.

As they approached his vehicle, four men in a gray pickup truck then arrived on the scene and abducted Creighton, according to police, ESPN Reported.

The next morning, Creighton’s family received an alarming call, demanding a $5 million ransom, according to Costa Rica’s Judicial Investigation Agency (OIJ), ESPN reported.

OIJ revealed a $1 million ransom was paid, however, it was too late as Creighton never made it back to his family, ESPN reported.

The cemetery is located three hours away from where

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Bachelor in Paradises Connor and Whitney Have Broken Up We Rushed into a Relationship

Bachelor in Paradises Connor and Whitney Have Broken Up We Rushed into a Relationship

Bachelor in Paradise alums Connor Saeli and Whitney Fransway have called it quits after two months of dating.

“We rushed into a relationship,” Saeli tells PEOPLE. “And we realized that we just weren’t connecting anymore.”

The 24-year-old investment analyst first hit it off with Fransway, 28, at the June wedding of BiP stars Chris Randone and Krystal Nielson in Mexico.

“There was something mutual that we both felt,” says Saeli. “There was a spark between us and we both wanted to explore it.”

Back on the beach, Saeli began dating fellow contestant Caelynn Miller-Keyes, but after she left him for Dean Unglert, Saeli was alone — and hoping Fransway would show up in Paradise.

In a twist of fate, Saeli made the decision to leave just before Fransway arrived. When she learned that he was gone, Fransway left the beach to pursue Saeli.

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“I was so excited to see her show up at my room,” says Saeli. “After that we got to spend a couple of days together in Mexico to get to know each other, and it was really cool.

Initially, the couple’s future seemed rosey.

“After Mexico, I ended up flying to LA (Fransway’s hometown) with her,” says the Texas native. “I got to meet a bunch of her friends and it was cool to see her life there.”

“Things were going really great,” Saeli shares.

But by the end of August, “we realized the relationship was moving really quickly,” explains Saeli. “We almost skipped over those beginning of relationship steps, like really getting to know each other. We were basically thrown into a long distance relationship, and the fact that we had to be private about it (as the show was airing) made it even harder.”

By the time the couple attended former Bachelorette Rachel Lindsay‘s wedding to Bryan Abasolo on Aug. 23, “we started having some serious talks in terms of seeing a future,” says Saeli.

And ultimately, when they were together in Los Angeles last week, “we both agreed breaking up was the right thing to do,” Saeli explains.

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“It was 100 percent mutu

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You Want Socks with That McDonalds Is Giving Away Free Loungewear for 1 Day Only

You Want Socks with That McDonalds Is Giving Away Free Loungewear for 1 Day Only

Get ready, McDonald’s fans, because a new surprise is headed your way — and you’ll be loving it!

The fast-food chain recently announced that they were teaming up with Uber Eats to celebrate its third annual Global McDelivery Night on Thursday, Sept. 19.

The purpose of the evening is to encourage customers across the world to have a relaxing night in where they can enjoy their sweatpants and McDonald’s — all without having to go out to get their menu favorites.

To make things even better, McDonald’s is giving away free merch to anyone who orders at least $10 worth of food through Uber Eats from their participating locations, beginning at 5 p.m. local time.

Since customers will be enjoying their McDonald’s from the comfort of their homes, the majority of the free gear will be comfortable apparel and accessories, which are all perfect for lounging.

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Some of the limited edition clothing items include burger and fries sweatpants, yellow sesame seed bun slippers, McDonald’s fuzzy socks, t-shirts, sweatshirts, and fleece shorts.

There are even blankets, headphones, hair scrunchies, playing cards, and a giant, zip-up sleep sack all being offered by the fast-food chain to spice up your night in.

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Customers will be granted one free item with their order to try to ensure that there’s enough to go around.

And it’ll certainly be necessary, as their McDelivery Night will also be occurring across 50 countries and six continents.

Those interested in ordering McDonald’s on Sept. 19 for McDelivery Night can do so here.

Read more: https://people.com/food/mcdonalds-giving-away-free-merch-uber-eats-mcdelivery-night/

Mike Johnson Opens Up About Peter Weber Being Cast as the Next Bachelor Hes White Right

Mike Johnson Opens Up About Peter Weber Being Cast as the Next Bachelor Hes White Right

Mike Johnson has some thoughts about Peter Weber being named the next Bachelor.

A day after Weber was announced as the new Bachelor during Tuesday night’s Bachelor in Paradise finale, Johnson opened up about the decision to Entertainment Tonight and admitted why he felt like having a black or Asian Bachelor was long overdue.

“I think of diversity more than just black and white,” Johnson, 31, explained to the outlet. “And yes, Peter has a Cuban mom, but let’s just be honest: he’s white, right? And that’s just being completely transparent.”

“I think that there should be an Asian lead, an Indian lead … diversity is not just black and white. It’s not just salt and pepper,” he continued.

When asked why he thought ABC chose Weber, 27, over him, Johnson said he had “no idea” but pointed out how they were “two completely different people — both good people, kind-hearted people.”

“I do feel that I’m a bit more outspoken than Peter. I’m a bit louder than Peter is,” he explained. “I have tattoos, and the obvious — I’m black — so we are very diverse and different in that regard, as well.”

“After 24 Bachelors, a black Bachelor should have been cast,” Johnson added. “But at the same time, ABC has been successful. They know what they’re doing for their audience. They know what they’re looking for. I wasn’t the guy they were looking for at the moment.”

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Johnson’s comments come on the heels of former Bachelorette Rachel Lindsay expressing her disappointment in the franchise for seemingly passing over the San Antonio, Texas-based portfolio manager as the next lead.

“I think Peter seems like a very nice guy. He seems lovely. This is absolutely nothing against him, but how many Peters have we seen before? What season are we on? 24. So, we’ve seen 24 Peters,” Lindsay told Entertainment Tonight. “I’m bored. And it’s nothing personal against him.”

Lindsay, who became the first (and so far, only) black Bachelorette in 2017, said her frustrations stem from the franchise’s lack of diversity and called on them to make some serious changes in their casting practices.

Had Johnson been cast, he would have

Read more: https://people.com/tv/mike-johnson-on-peter-weber-being-next-bachelor/

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