The fishermen also reported seeing a vehicle at the bottom of the sea, but because of rough conditions, divers have not been able to identify the vehicle, Durán Mejia said.
Police are still working to identify the body they believe is Moore’s, but they say they are sure both bodies of the missing pair have been found.
On March 31, the body of a man fitting the description of Moore was found at sea near Sans Souci, Durán Mejia said.
Authorities are hoping Moore’s brother can identify him by photographs of his tattoos. One tattoo, authorities said, is a right arm tattoo that reads “Milan.”
Moore’s friend Francesca Figueroa told CNN she confirmed to the police on Tuesday that Moore has a tattoo with his daughter’s name, “Milan,” on his arm.
“Everybody is devastated. Everybody is devastated,” Figueroa said. “His daughter is devastated, everybody is devastated, as I am, as my husband, as the mayor, as everybody in this town is because he’s well known in this town. You go on the corner, and everybody knows Orlando.
“Moore and Ravenelle were friends who worked together and decided to take a trip to the Dominican Republic, Figueroa said. They arrived in the country March 24.
Cheryl Freeman said she and her boyfriend spent time with Moore and Ravenelle while on vacation in the resort town of Samana.
Freeman said Moore and Ravenelle had a 2 a.m. flight and were driving a rental car to the airport.
Ravenelle repeatedly asked Moore if he was sure they had enough gas to make it to the airport, Freeman said.
She kept checking to make sure their phones were charged enough to use the GPS, Freeman said.
The two were due back in New York on March 27, but airport surveillance shows they never made it into the airport building.
Police now believe an accident caused them to drive off the freeway and into the ocean. Authorities said there was no evidence of foul play.
The case has not been closed, and Durán Mejia said there are still many unanswered questions around the circumstances of the accident.
The car the pair were in still must be examined, he said.
Traffic police investigators are conducting a review of the area around of the accident site, Durán Mejia said.
No police report was filed with respect to the location and there is no indication the pair’s vehicle hit another vehicle there, he said.
Autopsies of both bodies are underway, with results expected next week, Durán Mejia said.