The Police called yesterday, to tell us that a close relative has been reported missing.
Naturally we're all devastated. I think it's fair to say that I've been hit particularly hard, as I'm the one who's disappeared.
I hope you'll be able to understand my absence from work, both because we'll all need time to get over this sudden shock and also because my whereabouts is unknown.
If you need anything while I'm away, you can contact Lindsay and Lou.
We can only pray that I turn up soon - we just want some kind of closure.