Nicholas Francisco left his job, pregnant wife and car behind when he ditched Washington.
UPDATE: A source says they know which state Francisco lives in. Details after the jump.
On February 13, 2008, Nicholas Francisco vanished after leaving his Queen Anne graphic design job. The father of two had just told his five-year-old daughter he'd be home in time to bake Valentine's Day cookies. Five days later cops found his red Toyota Paseo abandoned outside a condo complex. There was no sign of foul play.
Now, nearly two years later, the question of where Francisco disappeared to has been (partially) solved. And the answer comes with a twist.
A video released by friends and family of Francisco asking for help in finding the missing man.
According to the King County Sheriff's Office, Francisco has been found "alive and well" living in a new state under a new name.
No word yet on which state Francisco is actually living in or under what assumed name he goes by now. (Francisco Nicholas, mayhaps?) But although it may be shocking to find out that a man presumed dead has been found alive almost two years after he disappeared, maybe we should have seen this coming.
The King County Sheriff's office, meanwhile, isn't saying what else their investigation revealed. They've closed their case. Because while it might be a sin to ditch your pregnant wife, there's nothing on the books that says it's illegal.
UPDATE: According to someone with knowledge of the case, Francisco now lives in California.
Meanwhile, Daily Weekly's attempts to reach his ex-wife Christine have thus far been unsuccessful. She's apparently remarried and, according to this note on her Etsy account, moved cross country. We'll let you know more when we find out.