Hm, I would think -
We had a friend named “Liadan” who was in our Pennsic household. We camped together and hung out in computer space for about 4 years. Then she suddenly found ‘love’ with a man who was a minister. It was the classic whirlwind affair, a matter of a couple months until they were married, and he whisked her off to Texas from Oklahoma where he supposedly had a brand new job ministering to a church. Where all we had was her old email address and her cell phone number. He restricted her from contacting anybody, including her 19 year old son. Suddenly, she died and was buried. We found out when we called her cell to see if she would be going to Pennsic that summer [the whole whirlwind courtship, marriage and loss of contact took from September until Feb] so we could do the usual planning. We had emailed her several times and finally tried calling her. Her husband answered and told us she had died. So we contacted her son, who told us he had been totally shut out by the new hubby. He finally called the police in the town they had moved to - seems the guy ran one of those odd fundie churches out of a trailer in a trailer park and had used her money to buy the trailer and rent the lot, there had been no congregation waiting, and oddly enough she had been cremated … so this 53 year old diabetic with no history of heart troubles had a heart attack … :dubious:
If that isn’t a totally manipulated relationship, I don’t know what it was. Seems like someone was after Liaden’s insurance money from her husband’s estate, and her insurance pay out … the whole cutting someone off from their friends and family is absolutely a warning sign that something rather odd is going on, and moving them away from everything they had known for their entire life is definitely a flag that something is fishy, and dying suddenly should really be a flag. Unfortunately there is not a body to exhume to check for poison or anything else.