Two days after California man Samuel Pharis was caught pilfering prescription pain killers from his father’s house… he vanished.
That was three years ago.
Authorities suspect foul play is involved because of how Sam’s vehicle was found and because it wasn’t in his nature to just bolt town and leave his family behind.
Hell, he was 21-years-old and engaged to be married.
And there’s something else that added intrigued to Sam’s disappearance — a “twisted taunt” on a riddle turned into the lead detective of the case.
You think I’m gone, Oh, how wrong! You’ll see me soon, right around noon.
But it’s not believed to have been typed by Samuel Pharis, even though it was signed SP.
The person detectives claim to have wrote the message is shocking.
Investigators are naming the dad, Rex, as a person of interest in his son’s mysterious disappearance because of his reportedly odd behavior during the search for Samuel.
Describing said behavior, Rex allegedly gave detailed areas of where law enforcement should focus their search for his son. And in some instances, he was purportedly thwarting search efforts.
Samuel’s fiancé at the time says that she went over to Rex’s house after Sam vanished from the scene to see how her would-be father-in-law was holding up. To her surprise, she found Rex golfing and relaxed. He didn’t seem distraught, she claims.
Yet there’s more strange behavior, and it involves the billboards around town that Rex had commissioned.