SarahJo Cross, wife of a prominent Florida radiation oncologist who went missing from his boat on Aug. 10 filed for divorce the day he disappeared, according to county records — a fact that is bound to raise some suspicions.
Online court records list the petitioner in the case as Sarah Jo Cross.
There are other divorces listed in the court system for Dr. Cross.
What we know about, SarahJo Cross, missing Florida doctor’s wife
She lives in Naples, Collier County, Florida where her mother JoLynn Kay Reinhardt is also based.
She is originally from Waverly, Bremer County, Iowa, USA.
She went to Waverly-Shell Rock Senior High in Waverly.
She is 9 years younger than her husband Dr. Chaundre Cross.
From 2003 to 2004, she attended the La James College of Hairstyling in Mason City, Iowa where she studied cosmetology and related personal grooming services.
From October 2010 to August 2015, he worked as a stylist at her own salon in Waverly called JoMarco Boutique and Salon.
On October 6, 2016, she registered to vote in Collier County. She is affiliated with the Republican Party of Florida.
Disappearance of Florida doctor
Dr. Chaundre Cross, 49, was last seen Aug. 10 leaving the Naples Bay Resort & Marina alone on his 33-foot Sea Ray boat, the “Vitamin Sea,” according to a tweet Friday from the U.S. Coast Guard Southeast.
Interestingly, August 10 was also the day when Cross’ wife SarahJo Cross reportedly applied in Collier County to get a divorce from him.
The USCG located and recovered Cross’ boat off Sanibel Island on Aug. 11 without any sign of the missing doctor.
In the days after the 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 suspending their search.
“It is always a difficult decision to suspend a search and rescue case,” Capt. Michael Kahle, commander of Sector St. Petersburg, said Sunday in a statement. “Our deepest sympathies and condolences go out to the family and friends of Dr. Cross during this difficult time.”
In a statement posted Monday to Facebook, Kathy Cady, Cross’ stepmother and a Naples-based nurse, thanked the U.S. Coast Guard and Collier County law enforcement, as well as Cross’ “friends and the citizens of Naples who unselfishly gave their time and boats in the search for him.”
“During this time of grief, please offer prayers of support and respectful privacy for our family,” she wrote. “Although we now have a void, it will be filled with love, positivity, hope, patience, prayer, and through the Grace of God comfort. Chaundre’s three children and their mother, his father, stepmother, brothers and their wives, sister, grandmother, aunts, uncles, cousins, and long-time close friends thank you for all that was done in the rescue efforts for Chaundre K. Cross, M.D.”