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Isabella Hellmann's husband deletes Facebook post from U.K.

Posted at 7:31 PM, Jul 04, 2017
and last updated 2017-07-05 09:57:00-04

The husband of a woman lost at sea broke his silence on social media. He went on Facebook to tell the world he and his wife's baby girl have moved to England.

Now, that post is gone. It appears Lewis Bennett removed it just days after posting it.

It's been more than a month since Isabella Hellmann disappeared while on vacation with her husband, Bennett.

Bennett said their boat hit some kind of object in the ocean off the coast of the Bahamas. When he looked for his wife, she was gone.

His latest Facebook post let Isabella's family know exactly where her baby girl is and now they have a new campaign to bring Emelia back.

In a recent post in Spanish, Isabella's sister shared a flyer that reads "We need your mom and we need you! You are all that we have now."

Isabella's family is not happy that Bennett left the U.S. with the baby. His Facebook post said that he returned to the U.K. to seek comfort from his family and friends to begin the healing process.

Bennett wrote on Facebook that he's encountered negativity and hopes "in the future a reconciliation will occur for all parties concerned, if not for my sake, but for Emelia's."

Many people responded to the post, but Bennett has since removed it. According to Isabella's family they have not spoken to him since he picked up the baby from their home right before leaving the country.

Bennett is a part of an FBI investigation into Hellmann's disappearance. The FBI has never called the investigation a criminal one, but did execute a search warrant at the couple's Delray Beach condo last month.

Isabella's close friend said because the investigation is still open, they still have hope they will learn exactly what happened at sea.

Bennett's post also said that contrary to media reports, he and Isabella loved each other very much.

The FBI has not released any new information on the investigation.