When Joshua Rubin disappeared on Halloween in 2011, the Brooklyn café owner’s friends and family mounted a frantic effort to find him, and the media joined in. Worried that he was lost and needed his medication, these concerned parties revealed his private medical information; open rumors about his financial problems and alleged involvement with drugs soon followed.
A look in photos at the disappearance of high-school senior Natalee Holloway, who vanished on May 30, 2005, while on a school trip to the Dutch Caribbean island of Aruba. Her fate remains a mystery.
Our shorthand guide to going off the grid in eleven easy steps…
On June 5, 2005, Aruban cops arrested security guards Nick John, 30, and Abraham Jones, 28, on suspicion of murder and kidnapping.. Three days later a judge ordered the two men held on suspicion of kidnapping and murder. Under Dutch law, the police could hold the men for up to 116 days without charging them.