Olivia Newton-John and former boyfriend Patrick McDermott in 2005. Photo: AP
Olivia Newton-John and former boyfriend Patrick McDermott in 2005. Photo: AP

Olivia Newton-John's missing ex found in Mexico

THERE have been startling new claims that Olivia Newton-John's former boyfriend, who mysteriously disappeared on a fishing trip over a decade ago, has been found secretly living in Mexico with a new lover.

There are fresh reports from Woman's Day which claim Patrick McDermott, who dated the Australian star for nine years, has been found alive and well after vanishing 11 years ago.

The magazine claims that fresh evidence confirms previous reports that McDermott is living in Mexico, having settled down with a European girlfriend, according to the news.com.au website.

UK newspaper The Mirror said according to independent investigation, the former cameraman - who was 48 when he went missing in 2005 - has relocated to a remote part of the country with a new German lover.

According to Woman's Day, Investigator John Nazarian said: "It's rumoured he was with a German national. I spoke to people there. The girl he was travelling with was described as having a German accent."

Although speculative theories at the time of his disappearance ranged from self-harm to accidental death, Mr Nazarian described them as "preposterous".

"To come up with the conclusion that he fell off the boat, and allegedly no-one saw him fall off the boat, is the most preposterous thing I've ever heard in my life," he said.

McDermott was 48 at the time he went missing from the fishing boat Freedom, which had set off from San Pedro Marina for a fishing trip on June 30, 2005.

None of the 22 passengers saw McDermott go overboard, and he was not reported missing until a week later when Ms Newton-John contacted authorities after he failed to show up for a family gathering.

The star had been in the middle of a promotional tour in Australia when McDermott vanished.

It has been claimed McDermott - who is of Korean descent and was presumed dead - reportedly withdrew life savings from two bank accounts and secured a passport under his birth name Patrick Kim.

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