CA CA - Patrick McDermott, 48, San Pedro, 1 July 2005

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  1. mindi77

    mindi77 Love your children....

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    http://www.newsoftheworld.co.uk/story_pages/showbiz/showbiz2.shtml


    GREASE star Olivia Newton-John's long-term lover has VANISHED during a boat trip—and officials say he may have faked his own death.



    Singer Olivia, 56, fears Patrick Kim McDermott—her boyfriend of nine years—is dead after he failed to come home from a fishing expedition nearly TWO MONTHS ago.



    She clings to the hope that he is still alive because his body has not been found. And the uncertainty is making her frantic—especially as coast guards won't rule out the possibility that the 47-year-old American dad of one has faked his death and done a runner.





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  3. Jovin

    Jovin New Member

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    I haven't heard of this before, but I'm not up on all the entertainment news.
    What an awful time she's had, in her personal life, anyway.
     
  4. Bobbisangel

    Bobbisangel New Member

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    I wonder why LE suppects that he might have faked his own death. There doesn't seem to be any reason for him to do that and he does have a teenage son. I'm curious to what the others on the boat had to say.

    No one on the boat notified the Coast Guard that he was missing? The article says that the Coast Guard was called by family when he didn't show up for a family event a few days later. Sounds suspious to me but not like he faked his own death. Maybe foul play?
     
  5. emma l

    emma l UK GIRL

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    http://www.lapdonline.org/press_releases/news_view.php?id=106
    August 10, 2005

    LAPD and Coast Guard Looking For Missing Man

    Los Angeles: Coast Guard Investigative Service is asking for the public’s assistance in locating 48-year-old Patrick Kim McDermott, of Van Nuys, who has been missing since July 1, 2005.

    According to investigators, McDermott told his friends that he was going on an overnight fishing trip out of the city of San Pedro and would be returning on the evening of July 1, 2005. On July 6, McDermott failed to show up at a family event and his family became concerned. On July 11, his family began a search and discovered his car in the parking lot of the 22nd Street Marina in San Pedro. His personal items were also found inside the fishing boat. McDermott’s family contacted the Coast Guard immediately after this discovery.

    The investigation revealed that Mc Dermott was last seen aboard a sport fishing vessel which departed out of the San Pedro Harbor on June 30, 2005.

    The Los Angeles Police Department’s Missing Persons Unit is assisting Coast Guard Investigators.

    Anyone with information is asked to call Coast Guard Investigator Dennis Nebrich at 310-732-7344. On weekends and during off-hours, call the 24-hour toll free number at the Detective Information Desk at 1-877-LAWFULL (1-877-529-3855).
     
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    KatherineQ Former Member

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    NewMom2003 Former Member

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    I wonder why this article has a picture of Olivia rather than him since HE is the one who's missing? :waitasec: He's been missing since the end of June and this is the first I've heard of it. Interesting.
     
  8. jaybird

    jaybird Pop Culture Princess

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    It is interesting. I'd always heard she was a lesbian....hmm. I hope they find him!
     
  9. mysteriew

    mysteriew A diamond in process

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    With few clues, however, authorities are also not sure if Patrick Kim McDermott did not meet a grisly end on an overnight fishing expedition off the coast of California.

    The last time McDermott, who was in a nine-year relationship with Newton-John, was seen was when he boarded an overnight fishing vessel on June 30 at San Pedro Harbour, south of Los Angeles.

    The 48-year-old boarded alone, but the vessel was packed with crew and other anglers, who did not know McDermott and who were all looking forward to 24 hours of fishing.

    Despite interviews with the crew and numerous anglers aboard the boat after McDermott's family declared him missing on July 11, authorities have no substantial leads.

    Authorities are not sure if McDermott walked off the boat when it docked at San Pedro on July 1 or whether he jumped from the boat, was pushed or vanished by other means while at sea.

    McDermott's personal items, such as a backpack and fishing gear, were left on the boat. His car also remained in the parking lot near the San Pedro marina until it was found by concerned family members on July 11.
    http://www.nzherald.co.nz/index.cfm?c_id=6&ObjectID=10341975
     
  10. mysteriew

    mysteriew A diamond in process

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    Ok, this is pretty odd. Newton-John supposedly had an intense and committed relationship with the man. He goes to an overnight fishing trip on 06-30. On 07-06 "family" became concerned when he didn't show up for a "family" (which includes his 15 yo son) gathering. His car was found in the parking lot on 07-11 and the "family" then reported him missing.
    So no one apparently missed him between 07-01 when he would have been expected to get off the boat and 07-06 when he missed the family gathering.
     
  11. concernedperson

    concernedperson Former Member

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    lookieloo New Member

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    On Rita Cosby just now she asked what I wondered: why did it take so long for this guy to be noticed and reported missing?? Found out Olivia was in AU. and said she didn't know (still strange - she wasn't concerned after not hearing from him for a few days?) and it was his ex-wife who finally reported him missing 11 days later. There was a sighting of him getting off the boat. Wallet left on the boat. Probably Greta will have more at 10, but I'm not waiting up!
     
  13. Shadow205

    Shadow205 New Member

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    Hmmmmm....something really doesn't sound right with this. Even after he doesn't show up for the family gathering on 07-06, he is not reported missing until his car is found on 07-11. I wonder if it was common for him to go off by himself for days at a time without letting anyone know? I would also like to know if he frequently went on these fishing trips or if this was his first.
     
  14. SewingDeb

    SewingDeb "Sorry, I'm not qualified to land the plane."

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    This is very odd! I hope if I ever go missing that I will be missed long before that much time has passed, especially if I am in a long term relationship.
     
  15. ketel0ne

    ketel0ne The artist formerly known as 'Absolut'

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    First time I had seen that as a possibility in this case.
     
  16. T'sNana

    T'sNana Nana Extraordinaire

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    Wow!!! I know if my husband/boyfriend were missing...I would have notified LE ASAP!!! Sheesh...what's going on with people?!! :doh:
     
  17. englishleigh

    englishleigh Authentic Southern Belle

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    I wonder if he wanted to end the relationship with ONJ but just was afraid of repercussions or problems about it? Seems an extreme way to do it, though. I really hope this is all it is.
     
  18. kez

    kez Former Member

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    Olivia NJ was in Australia at the time he went missing, I think it was the opening of her new business venture here. I don't know whether she knew straight away either. She's got a PI that she hired looking for him. It sounds like she's still over here, but the news reports are a bit unclear on that. Here's one of the latest nws reports from here:
    http://entertainment.news.com.au/story/0,10221,16355674-7484,00.html

    Another news story with more info, apparently he was seen leaving the boat when it docked.
    http://www.thecouriermail.news.com.au/common/story_page/0,5936,16367078%5E1702,00.html
     
  19. Trino

    Trino Active Member

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    One interesting item is the missing cash. Wallet, credit cards, coins all there but no cash.
     
  20. Sassygerl

    Sassygerl Active Member

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    It was said that it was his ex who reported him missing 5 days after he was to have returned, not Olivia. He was having financial difficulties as well as some problems with his ex and alimony. (On Abrams I think!)

    Sounds fishy to me!
     
  21. Trino

    Trino Active Member

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    Do you think he committed suicide? Why was the cash gone?
     

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