Tonight they had the story of Perry and Janet March from Nashville. According to the husband, his wife just took off one night after a fight, for a "12 day vacation." She never came back. They had two small children and an expansive "dream home."
It's been 8 years and they still haven't found her, dead or alive. Nashville cops hope to charge the husband for murder some day, but evidence is sparse and totally circumstantial (he had his car tires changed, the hard drive of his computer went missing, etc.) Because he waited two weeks to inform the authorities, he had plenty of time to dispose of evidence. He's since moved to Mexico with his children and has remarried. There's an ongoing custody/visitation battle between him and Janet's parents, who successfully sued him for wrongful death.
A fascinating case and another well-done show. I hope for the sake of her parents and her children that they do find Janet or her body some day.
eta that I did a little online sleuthing on Perry March and found he's been accused not once, but twice, in Mexico of bilking people out of money down there. In fact, that's why the authorities had picked him up -- one of his accusers has been campaigning to have him deported. Wonder why 48 Hours didn't mention that? Probably because he'd sue them. Sounds like such a nice guy, eh?
Edited by Celina, Jan 4, 2005 @ 6:59 PM.