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I am finding this whole story SO AMAZING. I don't know if they are reporting it in the states but it's all over the place on the BBC and other British news outlets (which is what I mostly follow).

Long story short:a man went canoeing 5 years ago and disappeared. His family reported him missing and after some time passed he was pronounced dead and his wife claimed the insurance money. About a week ago the man walked into the police station and said he was "a missing person". The police go to alert his wife and it turns out she has recently sold off her house and moved to Panama, but tells the police and media that she's thrilled to hear the news...then their vacation pictures FROM LAST YEAR surface. Uh, WTF?! Read about it here. I hate that I love sensational stuff.


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olamina
Dec. 6th, 2007 09:38 am (UTC)
Yeah... but I am waiting for the reveal of the Big Double-Cross that saw him walking into the police station to hand himself over. I am hoping for drugs, sex, and more intrigue. It probably won't unfold that way, buta girl can dream, no?
grrrlishgrin
Dec. 6th, 2007 10:26 am (UTC)
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/main.jhtml?xml=/news/2007/12/06/ndarwin106.xml

just like with the piano dude! what's with all the mysterious fakers who wash up on the british shore and don't even keep up their story for more than a week or two!
spqr_ragazza
Dec. 6th, 2007 11:54 am (UTC)
It had to be a double cross. Otherwise, he's just a dumb git if he decided to walk in there and declare himself alive.
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olamina
Dec. 6th, 2007 01:12 pm (UTC)
Yeah I thought it was fishy from the start, too! I am glad my ability to sniff out bullshit is still in good working order!
pivovision
Dec. 6th, 2007 03:56 pm (UTC)
do you think the darwins could win a darwin award
nevermind i just answered my own question.

i knew someone who lived with a lady whose husband had vanished.
i think she was dead broke waiting for the time period to pass to have him declared dead, because they couldn't find him anywhere. so all of their money was frozen, it was crazy.

Edited at 2007-12-06 03:59 pm (UTC)
uberdionysus
Dec. 6th, 2007 07:38 pm (UTC)
Eh, I love stories like this. Reading all the back-stuff now.
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