Why? “Had financial problems” and “Wanted to run away with a mistress” seem to be the two leaders, though neither one makes much sense. (Dude couldn’t run away with a mistress without faking his own death?)
This piece from the British tabloid News of the World seems to have kicked off the frenzy.
The Nevada Appeal has a more likely theory about the hubbub: “The British love the Americana that Nevada can offer — brothels, Las Vegas and elaborate conspiracies.”
We agree it’s a fascinating case — and we love disappearing acts — but let’s not be silly.