In a world unique, New Idea can reveal a crack workforce of US-based investigative journalists have tracked down Patrick McDermott to a small city in Mexico – offering image proof that main personal investigators declare is the lacking man.
It’s been greater than a decade because the LA-based cameraman vanished at sea throughout a fishing journey off the coast of California, leaving many to take a position he had orchestrated the frilly charade to flee mounting money owed.
The 2005 disappearance has lengthy haunted Olivia, who as soon as tellingly revealed it had been ‘very hard’ and ‘human to wonder’ about what actually occurred to Patrick.
Now it seems the legendary Aussie performer can breathe a sigh of aid with this newest growth and eventually transfer on from the thriller that has little question performed behind her thoughts for years.
News companies, together with Coleman-Rayner – who’ve been monitoring Patrick for 5 years as a part of a gruelling investigation – inform New Idea they first uncovered the undated of Patrick one month in the past within the sleepy Mexican fishing city of Sayulita. The picture exhibits a person who bears placing resemblance to Patrick and seems to be round 60 years previous – the age Patrick can be if he didn’t drown 12 years in the past – lounging with an unidentified girl, absorbing the beachfront view.
Charlie Parker, who appeared within the 2012 film The Imposter after exposing con man Fredric Bourdin for impersonating lacking teen Nicholas Barclay, confirms it’s extremely prone to be Patrick – though authorities formally closed the case and declared him useless in 2008.
‘The widow’s peak is precise. The eyes are very related and the ears lengthen down on the pinnacle in the identical distance. I imagine it’s him,’ Parker says, including he decided a 90 per cent match between the lately uncovered image and previous photographs of the previous cameraman.
There have been a number of sightings of Patrick in Sayulita since he vanished from an in a single day fishing journey simply 30 minutes earlier than the boat was resulting from return to shore, leaving his invoice absolutely paid and private belongings stacked neatly on his mattress. Making the all of the extra intriguing is that it was discovered simply final month on a noticeboard on the run-down El Palmar del Camaron seashore campsite, the place locals imagine Patrick first stayed when he made his daring escape from the US greater than a decade in the past.
The query of whether or not Patrick died, or wished folks to imagine he was useless, has baffled authorities and members of the family for years – main many decided investigators, similar to Coleman-Rayner, to seek for the lacking man.
Most notable was Philip Klein, employed by main US TV present Dateline to trace Patrick down. Philip claimed they’d ‘concluded beyond a reasonable doubt that Mr McDermott is alive,’ monitoring him to the city of Puerto Vallarta in Mexico. But there had by no means been photographic proof – till now. The bombshell will little question shut the guide on the thriller for 69-year-old Olivia, with buddies of the star revealing she’ll be rocked by the brand new picture – however is able to transfer on.
For the total story, and to see the explosive picture, please see this weeks problem of New Idea – out now!