On Tuesday, December 21, 2010, Bill Ulmer returned from “looking for Barbara” to his home in Tamarindo. Whereas he stated that he was going to look for her in the Caribbean and/or in Jaco, he was seen surfing in Malpais which is near neither place. (Bill and Barbara’s friends did not know where Bill had been “looking for Barbara”–the fact that he was actually surfing in Malpais came to light in recent years.)
The most peculiar part of Bill’s “search” for Barbara is that, although “the search” was unsuccessful, he came back in a much better mood than the one he left in. Room mates remember that he seemed “happy” for the first time since Barbara “left” him. Strange, for someone who spent days unsuccessfully searching for a missing person who was so close to him.
But, six years later, we all know why he felt so much relief. He had a plan in place to vanish, too.
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