This is a sympathetic story and I never imagine it. But always ready to receive the shock that people’s actions bring by the day. Read on to see the unimaginable.
A man who had been declared missing for 25 years and later declared dead in Indiana has been discovered living with a new family in Pasco County, Florida.
Terry Jude Symansky appeared to lead an ordinary life in Florida. He had a wife and a teenage son, owned property, and “worked odd jobs,” according to the Tampa Bay Times.
The only problem, police say, was that Terry Jude Symansky was not really Terry Jude Symansky. He was actually Richard Hoagland who vanished 25 years ago.
Before he began the process of assuming a new identity, Hoagland left his old life, which included a wife and four children, behind in Indiana.
Hoagland, now 63, was arrested on Wednesday and charged with fraudulent use of personal identification. How exactly Hoagland came to assume the identity of Terry Symansky still remains a complicated mystery.
As Terry Symansky, he married Mary Hossler Hickman in 1995 and they had a son a couple of years later. The couple lived in Zephyrhills. He also fashioned a medical card to obtain a private pilot’s license as Terry Symansky from the Federal Aviation Administration. His former wife in Indiana told police that Hoagland had three businesses related to insurance.
Source: Tampa Bay Times