ATLANTA (AP) — Federal authorities have released new photos showing a missing south Georgia bank director on the day he disappeared last month.
The FBI added the new photos of Aubrey Lee Price to its wanted poster late Wednesday. The surveillance images show Price at the Key West, Fla., airport and ferry terminal on June 16 wearing a white long-sleeved T-shirt, tan shorts, sneakers, baseball cap and backpack. He appears to have changed his baseball cap at some point along the way as he's wearing a maroon cap in the photo from the airport and a white cap in the photo from the ferry terminal.
Price is believed to have arrived at the Key West Airport and then left by taxi around 12:30 p.m., said FBI spokeswoman Adrienne Senatore. He visited a local dive shop and post office from about 12:45 to 1:30 p.m. and arrived at the ferry terminal around 2:10 p.m., she said.
Authorities have accused him of embezzling millions from a small south Georgia bank after he became a director when a company he controlled bought a controlling share of stock in Montgomery Bank & Trust. The bank was seized by federal regulators earlier this month.
Federal prosecutors in New York have charged Price with wire fraud, and a federal grand jury in Savannah indicted him on charges of bank fraud. The Securities and Exchange Commission has also filed a civil complaint in federal court in Atlanta saying he defrauded investors.
Investigators have said Price left his home in south Georgia on June 16, telling his family he was headed to Guatemala for business. A few days later, Price's family received letters saying he was going to Key West to board a ferry headed to Fort Meyers and planned to jump off somewhere along the way to end his life, investigators have said. In a rambling letter to federal investigators that investigators believe was written by Price, he confesses to losing millions through bad investments but denies stealing any money.
His family has told investigators they believe he's dead. FBI investigators have circumstantial evidence that leads them to believe Price is still alive, although they aren't completely ruling out suicide, Senatore said.
Investigators had previously said Price was known to travel to Venezuela and Guatemala. The updated wanted poster says he has been known to fund, finance, and build churches in South America and to do mission work there. The poster also lists several boats and personal watercraft that Price is known to own.