All of his close friends believe he is not alive, but nobody has any proof one way or the other. Every few months they ask me to try and do a missing persons search on him and we always turn up nothing. At Kowalski's funeral, it was the No. 1 topic of conversation and his friends were all sayin they didn't believe he was alive.
But again, we have no proof of that. Maybe he's a secret witness or something given a new identity.
Who thought the Radicalz would end up like this. Dean, I hope you're watching yourself
I remember Meltzer writing shortly after the Benoit murders/suicide that people were trying to get ahold of him and were turning up nothing. And, additionally, that they'd made attempts to get ahold of him well before that and turned up nothing.
So this isn't new. He's basically been "missing" - if we want to call it that - for at least a year and a half to two years, if not longer.
If there is not sufficient evidence that death has taken place, it may take somewhat longer, as simple absence does not necessarily prove death. ... Most countries have a set period of time (seven years in many common law jurisdictions) after which an individual is presumed to be dead if there is no evidence to the contrary.
If he has truly walked off in the desert or something, and not just cut all ties with wrestling, it will be a long time before anything happens.