Naturally, Linda was left baffled by his sudden disappearance. “[His toothbrush] was still there,” she remembered on 20/20. “He didn’t pack any clothes. It was cold. It was in February. He didn’t take a coat.”
Matthew, who was nine at the time Richard disappeared, thought that his father would soon return home. But the mystery deepened when Richard’s car was discovered at Indianapolis International Airport – despite the fact that he had left his passport at the family home.