The thought has crossed my mind more than once, and it's what I'm really starting to believe in my gut. I know missing white woman syndrome is a real thing that still happens in the media, but i can think of at least a few missing young men off the top of my head that have had very extensive coverage from LE and their family - Jesse Ross, Bryce Laspisa, Josh Guimond, Brian Schaffer. Tyler's story has been picked up more lately but comparatively it's really nowhere near the level of the other men's. If i'm correct, the reason it's even known that Tyler is missing is because of BD posting about it on reddit, there was no initial word from LE. Hypothetically, if he is intentionally missing but got in touch somehow with LE and his parents to let them know he wants to be left alone, does LE have any obligation to tell his wife? I understand not telling her his location or giving any such details they may know, but if they know he's alive and gone of his own free will, would they tell her that?