PI Tracking Down Olivia Newton-John's Missing Boyfriend
01/27/2009 AT 02:45 PM EST
Former cameraman Patrick McDermott apparently slipped out of sight to escape debts and let his son cash in a $100,000 life-insurance policy, believes investigator Philip Klein.
Though devastated at the time, Newton-John did move on after McDermott was presumed to be permanently gone. In summer 2008 she married natural-health businessman John Easterling.
But, Klein told the NBC news program, the singer regularly logs onto the PI's Web site for updates on McDermott, who has been sighted nearly 20 times along the Mexican and South American coastline.
– Stephen M. Silverman
2000: Olivia Finds Love Again with Patrick McDermott