ATLANTA - After penning a rambling confession to financial regulators and writing notes to his family, a south Georgia bank director boarded a ferry in Florida and disappeared.
Now local and federal investigators are trying to determine whether Aubrey Lee Price killed himself, as his lengthy confession would have them believe, or whether he slipped away with $17 million of investors' money. His family has told authorities they believe he's dead, but federal investigators aren't so sure and have offered $20,000 for information leading to his arrest."My depression and discouragement have driven me to deep anxiety, fear and shame. I am emotionally overwhelmed and incapable of continuing in this life," says the confession letter investigators believe was written by Price.
"I created false statements, covered up my losses and deceived and hurt the very people I was trying to help," the letter says.