For the next 13 years, John had absolutely no idea where his children had gone. Not knowing where else to turn, then, he continued to file suits against Eileen in American courts. As a result, the Clark children were listed on the FBI’s website as missing. Yet with no leads to go on, John began to consider the very real possibility that he might never see Chandler, Hayden and Rebekah again.
Then in 2008 John was at work when he received a call that would change things. It seemed that the authorities had finally managed to track down Eileen and the children. By that time, however, they weren’t living in California or indeed anywhere in the U.S. In fact, they had traveled some 5,000 miles and started life afresh in the university city of Oxford in southern England.