Every Monday, I'm presenting a new mystery. Some have been solved...some remain unsolved to this day.
Today's mystery fascinates me because it involves a normal family man. 45-year-old John Glasgow was a respected accountant in the construction industry. He was the top accountant at CDI Construction in Little Rock, Arkansas.
|John and his wife, Melinda|
CDI was undergoing an audit by one of the company's owners, Dillard's. The audit put so much stress on John, he took a ski trip to Colorado. His brother noticed he seemed uncharacteristically depressed. However, a quick talk seemed to cheer him right up.
He returned home and worked nonstop, trying to catch up on the other work that had fallen behind during the audit. He worked the entire weekend of January 27th and had a great dinner with friends on Sunday evening.
On Monday, January 28, 2008, his wife woke up to find he wasn't in the house. She went to work, assuming he'd simply left the house before her. That afternoon, John's co-worker called to say he hadn't shown up for work that day.
A neighbor said he saw his car pull out of the driveway at 5:15 a.m. That was unusually early for him to go to work.
They found a list of important numbers by the phone, including the combination to their home safe. It had been set out on the counter where it could be easily seen. The handwriting was confirmed to be John's.
|Image credit: Investigation Discovery|
They traced John's cell phone and found on that date, it traveled from his house to Conway County, Arkansas. Soon after, John's car was found at the top of nearby Petit Jean Mountain, in the parking lot of Mather Lodge. It was unlocked. His laptop, credit cards, and cell phone were in the car.
They searched the nearby trails for years and found nothing...until 2015. Police confirmed they'd found bone fragments they had identified as John Glasgow's in a remote part of the nearby mountains. While the remains were only a mile from the car, getting to them involved steep trails and almost insurmountable boulders.
There were no signs of trauma to the skull, nor were bullet fragments found. That doesn't rule out foul play, but it still leaves quite a few questions. Why was John Glasgow in the woods--was he on a simple hike when something happened? He was known to "walk it off" when he was stressed. Or did he meet someone at the lodge who forced him into the woods? Was it suicide or murder?
What do you think happened to John Glasgow?