However, Eileen later claimed that John had managed to track her down in the Golden State, and she maintained that she feared for her children’s safety. Subsequently, the apparently scared mother decided to drop off the map. “He kept calling me, saying, ‘I know where you are,’” Eileen told U.K. newspaper The Sunday Times in 2011. She added, “I was frightened, and I didn’t want to go back.”
With that, Eileen and the children simply disappeared from John’s life. And although Eileen claimed that she kept the authorities informed about where they were living, she admits that John was kept in the dark. In her absence, moreover, Eileen was charged with custodial interference at a court in New Mexico in June 1995.