Daughter’s distress as father-of-five who vanished 16 years ago and was pronounced legally dead reappears alive and well having started a new life as a gay man
A married father-of-five who went missing 16 years ago and was legally pronounced dead has reappeared alive and well having started a new life for himself as a gay man.
In a report broadcast on ABC’s 20/20, the man, Eric Myers, is described as having lived the American dream.
The Arizona man married his high school sweetheart Anne, and they started a life having two daughters, Kirtsen and Erin, and adopting three boys from Vietnam.
(keep this in mind for later in the story -bfh)
Things seemed to be going well for Myers, who was working for his father’s booming property business.
But according to one of his friends, Myers complained about being in debt.
Added to that stress was the fact that his marriage was on the rocks.
Anne wanted to go to college, and that didn’t fit into deeply religious Myer’s idea of the ideal Christian housewife.
Though he tried to find reasons in the bible to keep her from pursuing her education goals, he couldn’t find a valid excuse and felt trapped.
They talked about divorce, but Myers wanted to do the Christian thing and stay married.
Soon after, Myers attended a real estate seminar in San Diego and never came back.
At first authorities suspected foul play, but they couldn’t find any evidence of a crime. Myers had completely vanished.
They did find that he checked out of his hotel the first day of the conference, but kept going to the meetings.
No one knew where he was or where he went.
According to Myers, he was robbed the last day of the conference, so he spent the night in a seedy motel with only a few hundred dollars in his pocket.
The next morning he crossed the border to Mexico and took a bus to Cabo San Lucas.
It was there that he decided to unwind on the sandy beaches and escape from his life for a little bit.
Myers said he was dealing with the stress of keeping a long-hidden secret: the fact that he was attracted to other men.
The guy who adopted three Vietnamese boys ended up with this homo -
Just livin’ the dream, eh Chester the Molester?