This is odd. Has the man made himself disappear or was he helped?
On September 13, 2001 our Army doctor, Jon E. Baldwin went missing in Germany. (we were stationed in Heidelberg. Baldwin was a Major in the U.S. Army and there were many theories concerning his disappearance. Some who knew him thought he had committed suicide because he was thought to have been depressed.
Others who were in his Bible Study thought his wife was overbearing and may have run him off or been involved in his disappearance. But they had three young sons and one was a newborn baby. His car was found a couple of weeks later at a local train station with his billfold, all of his ID cards, money and credit cards inside.
His wife it was said had discovered his car at the out of the way train station and worked extremely hard to look for him. She had flyers that she placed everywhere but some said that the flyers were made almost immediately after his disappearance which was curious.
The doctor and his family lived in an area around Heidelberg that had a large Muslim population and some people were actually threatened by some Muslims in the days after September 11th.
My husband had been treated by Dr. Baldwin about four months before his disappearance and had received great care while he was in the hospital. Dr. Baldwin was careful that my husband not have too much pain meds (he had a kidney stone) and worked hard to send him to Landstulh and then on to Walter Reed when there were complications.
But I saw him a month before he disappeared for a problem and he seemed very distracted and disinterested in my care. I was shocked at the difference in his personality.
I did hear that Dr. Baldwin was very upset about September 11th and was heard to say, “Fuck that shit!” when told that doctors were going to have to prepare for a possible deployment to Afghanistan.
I also heard others say that Baldwin might have left his wife and children for a German woman and assumed a new identity.
Another curious thing that happened was that I thought I saw him months later in a train station in Stuttgart, Germany. I only got a glimpse in the rush of people and when I went home and told my husband he didn’t encourage me to tell the MPs. I think I probably should have though.
By the time we moved back home to the states in the summer of 2002 Baldwin had not been found.
The disappearance of the prosecutor made me think of this mystery.