On the morning of December 23, 2010, the owner of the tour office where Bill worked woke up to discover that his company’s bank accounts had been frozen due to unusual activity the previous day.
At some time on December 22, 2010, during hours when the shop was closed, several thousand dollars were charged to Barbara Struncova’s credit card at the tour center. Security cameras confirm that directly after these charges were made, Bill Ulmer withdrew a large amount of money in cash at the ATM across the street from the shop, using the corporate ATM card that was in his possession. He reportedly withdrew roughly $5,000–part of this money belonging to the tour company, and part of it belonging to Barbara Struncova.
At this time no one knew where Bill had gone, only that he was last seen sitting at a bus stop.
On this day, six years ago, the owner of the tour office where bill worked was the first person to suggest that Bill had harmed Barbara and fled. It seems obvious now, but at the time, shock and disbelief stupefied everyone. Both Bill and Barbara were gone and no one knew the whereabouts of either.
Bill and Barbara’s room mates went into their bedroom. To their horror, they found all of Barbara’s things in their places, untouched.
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