He managed to forecast the current collapse in oil prices, and then he went missing. It’s been a year now.
His name is David Bird, and he is a reporter who covered energy markets for The Wall Street Journal. First, some background.
According to the blog Wall Street on Parade, Bird told his wife on a wintry afternoon about a year ago that he was headed out the door for a walk. He left his Long Hill, New Jersey, home in a red jacket with yellow zippers. Despite this colorful outerwear, and despite the searching by hundreds of volunteers and law enforcement officers, as well as the FBI, Bird disappeared without a trace.