“One morning, we woke up, and Carl wasn’t in the house. We checked in the garage and both yards. Hubris even had the sense to look in the glove compartment of the car, but we couldn’t find him. The next day, I got married to David and started shopping for new curtains for the house. You know how these things go, dear.”
So … he just vanished at some point?
Nothing like going under mysterious circumstances…