In time, the couple had two sons, Matthew and Doug. And the family were financially secure, enjoying life in a large house and taking holidays together to exotic destinations. Indeed, on the surface, they seemed to have it all.
On February 10, 1993, however, everything changed. Linda was at work when she received a phone call from her husband. He told her that he was feeling unwell and that, as a consequence, he had to go to hospital.
And although Linda tried to persuade Richard to wait so that she could go with him, he refused. It turned out to be the last that she would hear from her husband. Subsequently, she called several local hospitals in an attempt to track him down, but Richard seemed to have vanished without a trace.