A judge has declared a couple from South Carolina missing for more than a year and a half dead. John and Elizabeth Calvert were last seen March 3, 2008. The Island Packet of Hilton Head reports a judge declared the two deceased this week during a hearing in Georgia.
Investigators say the day the couple showed up missing was the same day they met with an accountant who kept the couple’s books. These investigators think that accountant, Dennis Gerwing, embezzled $2.1 million from the Calverts and seven other companies. Gerwing killed himself a week after the Calverts showed up missing and after authorities questioned him about the couple’s disappearance.
Family members of the Calverts are planning a public memorial service in Georgia on November 15.