A routine audit of police cold cases led to the discovery of a Canadian man who had been missing for nearly 4 decades and had started a new life in Oklahoma. Police in Ontario, Canada said that 32-year-old Ronald Stan was reported missing after a barn fire in 1977. Canadian courts declared Stan dead in 1986, and he left behind a wife and two children. The routine check of records found that Stan had been living under the assumed identity of Jeff Walton for 37 years. His American family, including a wife and son, were unaware who Stan really was. Police said they used tools that were not available in 1977 to connect the dots and find him. They did not reveal why Stan had gone missing or where he was living now. They did say that they had no plans to pursue criminal charges. Stan’s American wife filed for divorce when she learned about his past, but Stan’s American son said, “I’m still trying to put all the puzzle pieces together myself. It’s been tough on me, but he’s still my father. It doesn’t change the man I knew for 35 years.”—Jim L. Wilson and Jim Sandell
Canadian Man Ronald Stan, Missing For 37 Years, Found In Oklahoma, by Simon McCormack, http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/08/26/ronald-stan-missing_n_5718535.html?utm_hp_ref=weird-news&ir=Weird News, Accessed August 27, 2014.
Psalm 139:7-10 (HCSB) Where can I go to escape Your Spirit? Where can I flee from Your presence? (8) If I go up to heaven, You are there; if I make my bed in Sheol, You are there. (9) If I live at the eastern horizon ⌊or⌋ settle at the western limits, (10) even there Your hand will lead me; Your right hand will hold on to me.