02/27/2009 05:12 am ET | Updated May 25, 2011

PI Tracking Down Olivia Newton-John's Believed-Dead Boyfriend

Olivia Newton-John's onetime boyfriend, who disappeared in 2005 and was presumed to have drowned at sea, may be alive after having faked his own vanishing act, according to a private investigator hired by Dateline NBC.

Former cameraman Patrick McDermott apparently slipped out of sight to escape debts and let his son cash in a $100,000 life-insurance policy, believes investigator Philip Klein.

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