Patrick McDermott, Olivia Newton-John‘s former boyfriend who inexplicably disappeared 11 years ago, has reportedly been spotted in Mexico with a new woman.

Patrick McDermott Spotted

McDermott, who dated Newton-John for nearly 10 years, vanished after going away on a fishing trip in 2005. Two months after Newton-John reported him missing, during which time investigators launched an exhaustive search, it was suspected that the cameraman had faked his own death and that he was likely living in Mexico.

Evidence that pointed to McDermott faking his own death included the fact that he had filed for bankruptcy shortly before going missing. At the time, he had unpaid debts in excess of $30,000. Further evidence included a withdrawal of his life savings from two separate bank accounts, and the request of a second passport in his birth name, Patrick Kim.

Now there is more conclusive evidence pointing to McDermott setting up a new life with himself in Mexico.

“It’s rumored he was with a German national. I spoke to people there. The girl he was traveling with was described as having a German accent,” investigator John Nazarian told Women’s Day. Nazarian added of the early theories about McDermott’s disappearance, “To come up with the conclusion that he fell off the boat, and allegedly no-one saw him fall off the boat, is the most preposterous thing I’ve ever heard in my life.”

Private investigator Philip Klein, who had been working on behalf of Dateline, previously revealed that he had received a faxed letter sent on McDermott’s behalf that claimed that McDermott had not done anything illegal and that he wanted the search to end.

Pat has asked that I portray to you his innocence. Pat has committed no crime. Pat simply wishes to be left alone,” the letter allegedly said, according to the Daily Mail. “Let him live his life in peace and harmony. He is safe and has started anew again in a new place both physically and mentally. Stop this search immediately.”

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