The media hoo-rah surrounding South Carolina governor Mark Sanford’s “disappearance” brought to my mind some far stranger voluntary disappearances, most of them involving the very same thing that supposedly drove Gov. Sanford into the arms of his Argentine mistress: True love. Or, in some cases, the lack of it.
Parts I & II: Agatha Christie
Part III: Aimee Semple McPherson
Part IV: Dar Heatherington
Part V: Other Notable Cases (Jacqueline Gay Hart, Audrey Seiler, Jennifer Wilbanks, Karen McConnell-Hancock, Don LaRose, Furqan Muhammad-Haroon)