Family desperate to find missing husband with mental illness
OKLAHOMA CITY — An Oklahoma City woman is hoping for the safe return of her husband who’s been missing for over two weeks.
Mark Wilson Anderson, 60, is the owner of the Improv comedy club in Tempe, Arizona that recently went out of business.
His wife, Holly Drummond Anderson, said he’s now dealing with a mental illness that makes him believe he and his family are in danger.
She last saw her husband on Mother’s Day and said business stress gave him a breakdown while paranoia is keeping him on the run.
“We truly believe he needs help but at the same time it’s very difficult to find him because he’s doing everything he can to evade anyone finding him,” she said Monday afternoon.
Holly said Anderson claimed he had incriminating information about people involved in his business and went to Dallas to build a legal case against them with attorneys.
“He (thought he) was in great danger, extremely paranoid and he believed that I had been killed and replaced by an actress,” she said.
In a voicemail Anderson left for his wife, he said, “It’s not all wrapped up yet and I need for you all to stay away from the house tonight.”
In another voicemail, he said, “We’ve got an incredible family and an incredible life and this is just a speed bump on the highway to heaven.”
The family’s private investigator, Thomas Martin, said Anderson is not running away from his life.
“I do not think that this is a husband who is on drugs or alcohol,” Martin said. “I do not think this is a husband who is running away from marital problems.”
Now, comedy giants like Kevin Nealon are helping in the search, tweeting information about the search for Anderson.
“It’s just heartbreaking to think that he’s out there and so in need of help and we cannot find him,” Holly said.
Anderson was last seen at a friend’s house in San Diego.
However, after our interview the family said someone who looked like Anderson was seen at an Oklahoma casino.
Anyone with information is urged to call the Oklahoma City Missing Persons Unit at (405) 297-1129.