Court asked to declare Isabella Hellman, wife missing at sea, dead

In July the husband of a woman who disappeared at sea indicated that he wanted his wife declared dead.

A hearing on that request will take place October 19 after court documents were filed in the case.

Isabella Hellmann was lost at sea after the boat she and Lewis Bennett were on began taking on water in the middle of the Florida Straits in May.

Bennett's attorney will ask a judge to declare that Hellmann is dead.

Bennett will most likely not attend. He is being held in the Broward County Jail after being charged with being in possession of stolen coins.

He has pleaded not guilty.

He will go on trial in December.


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