NEW YORK (AP) — The son of a man who was reported missing in New York but later turned up in South Carolina says he wasn't part of any plan concerning his father.
Jonathan Roth spoke to media outlets from an undisclosed location. The 22-year-old says he had nothing to do with the actions of his father, Raymond Roth.
The elder Roth vanished a week ago after a swim at Jones Beach, and his son reported him missing.
He was later spotted in Florida and pulled over for speeding in South Carolina.
On Friday, Roth's wife told reporters he had staged the disappearance without her knowledge. She distributed copies of emails he had sent to his son.
New York State Park Police Capt. Bruce Marx said authorities still don't know where exactly Roth is.