The American boyfriend of the missing British woman Sarm Heslop has been described by his ex-wife as quick to anger and narcissistic – as it is revealed that he and his yacht have now left the spot in the US Virgin Islands where she disappeared.
Heslop, 41, was last seen two weeks ago on her 44-year-old boyfriend Ryan Bane’s yacht on the island of St. John in the US Virgin Islands.
Bane does not cooperate with the police investigating the former flight attendant’s disappearance and refuses to allow them to search his yacht.
The yacht left St. John at one point at night and it is not clear where Bane is.
It comes as his ex-wife, Corie Stevenson, said Fox news that he was unpredictable and would often argue with women.
Bane was in prison for 21 days in 2011 for assaulting Stevenson after he dragged her out of a truck and hit her head on the floor, breaking one of her teeth.
Sarm Heslop, 41, was last seen two weeks ago on her 44-year-old boyfriend Ryan Bane’s yacht on the island of St. John in the US Virgin Islands.
Bane (pictured this week on his yacht) has not cooperated with police investigating the former flight attendant’s disappearance and refused to allow them to search his yacht. The yacht left St. John at one point at night and it is not clear where Bane is
Stevenson said that Bane would shove her on a regular basis and often called her ‘b *** h’ or ‘c ** t’ and that he ‘will lie about everything’.
“He’s very aggressive towards girls, but he doesn’t really want to argue with guys,” she said.
The couple was married for six years before divorcing in 2014.
She said he would “fly off the handle” any moment and that she “never knew what would discourage him.”
If you just met Ryan at the bar or somewhere else you’d think he’s great. Everyone loves it. It’s what they don’t see behind closed doors, ”she said.
“I want people to know about Ryan’s behavior, and then maybe they can keep looking for the girl.”
Bane declined to comment when DailyMail.com confronted him on a remote beach when he made landfall in Great Cruz Bay, St. Thomas on Wednesday.
We asked the Michigan resident if he would finally let the police search his 47ft catamaran – or if he was willing to reveal more about the night Heslop mysteriously disappeared.
His ex-wife, Corie Stevenson, (pictured above with Bane) described him as unpredictable and said he would often argue with women. Bane was in prison for 21 days in 2011 for assaulting Stevenson after he dragged her out of a truck and hit her head on the floor and broken one of her teeth.
Heslop’s friends insist not to ‘point fingers’ at Bane, but call on the American, who moved to the Caribbean in 2015, to ‘provide as much detail as possible’.
Heslop, from Southampton, England, met Bane on Tinder eight months ago. She disappeared from Siren Song, which was moored 30 yards from Frank Bay at the far western end of St. John on March 8th. The couple is in the picture together.
The charter boat skipper turned and walked away inland with his pet Labrador.
In the hours following Sarm’s disappearance on March 8, Bane told authorities she had disappeared without a trace while the pair were anchored in picturesque Frank Bay.
Two weeks later, however, the case comes to a halt after the wealthy Bane was a lawyer and blocked detectives from conducting a search of his $ 500,000 ship.
Authorities need a warrant to board but should not get one yet because Sarm’s disappearance is not classified as a criminal investigation and Bane is currently neither a suspect nor an interested party.
DailyMail.com previously revealed that Bane had taken refuge aboard Siren Song, which was still in St. John until Thursday.
A reporting team from DailyMail.com followed him in a powerboat and caught up with Bane tying up his dinghy before heading up a path to a supermarket.
Bane declined to answer and his attorney made a statement saying, ‘At this time, we are not dealing with any other requests for interviews / statements’.
Heslop’s friends insist they don’t “point fingers” at Bane, but call on the American, who moved to the Caribbean in 2015, to “provide as much detail as possible.”
Ryan Bane today declined to discuss the disappearance of his girlfriend Sarm Heslop when DailyMail.com confronted him on a remote beach in the U.S. Virgin Islands
Bane’s luxury 47-foot catamaran, Siren Song, is located in Frank Bay on St. John in the US Virgin Islands