Airman ‘missing’ for 40 years found in Florida, arrested for desertion (VIDEO)

A man who disappeared from an air force base in North Dakota more than four decades was recently found alive and well. In fact, the man wasn’t missing, but rather living a double life in Sanford, Florida, under an alias.

Jeffrey Michels, 64, who has more recently been known as Jeffrey Lantz, was arrested last week on charges of desertion.

Michels failed to report for duty at the Minot Air Force Base on July 6, 1977, and has not been seen or heard from since, resulting in the addition of his profile to the National Missing and Unidentified Persons database. Michels was found after his photo was posted to the Facebook group Veteran Doe.

Records show Michels – or rather Lantz – is the owner of the Seminole County-based construction company Atlantic Development Corporation, for which he obtained a business license in 1998 under the name Lantz.

[ Action Jax News ]