UPDATE: Just moments ago, the Gadsen County Sheriff's Department in Florida told CNN they've found a man they believe to be Marcus Schrenker. He was found with marks on his body consistent with a suicidal act. They say he has been taken to Tallahassee Memorial Hospital and will be brought to Gadsden county jail or a federal detention center.
There are new details tonight on the case of missing pilot, Marcus Schrenker. Authorities say he had quite a plan to disappear.
They believe he took off from Indiana but parachuted out of his plane near Birmingham, Alabama and landed near a hotel that was a short walk to a rented storage facility where he stored a motorcycle to use for his get-away.
Investigators say when they got to the location the motorcycle was gone and damp clothes were left on the ground.
If you recall, Schrenker ran into cops Sunday in Alabama and claimed he was in a canoe incident. They helped him get that hotel room, where they say he checked in under a fake name and paid the tab with cash. When they heard about the plane crash they went back to the hotel and Schrenker had vanished.
Schrenker's plane traveled farther south without him into the Florida panhandle where it crashed into a swamp.
Meanwhile, back in Indiana, authorities have filed felony charges and issued a warrant for his arrest. They say Schrenker defrauded investors through his three financial firms.
One of Schrenker's friends, Tom Britt, said he got an e-mail from him. The e-mail said Schrenker would never abandon a plane and let it crash.
Britt said the end of the e-mail was the most disturbing part.
It read "by the time you read this I'll be gone".
"I interpreted that as a suicide note," said Britt.
We'll have the latest on the search for the missing pilot.
We'll also have breaking developments on the war in Gaza. Israeli troops appear to be tightening their grip on Gaza City. And, we'll have the raw politics of Hillary Clinton's confirmation hearing for the Secretary of State post.
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