Twenty-Three Years After His Disappearance The Mystery Was Solved!

The story of Linda Iseler and her family is a truly strange tale. In 1993, Richard disappeared and was never seen again. Richard abandoned his family, and his wife Linda and their two young sons were left with nothing and no money to pick up the pieces. The police subsequently eyed Linda with suspicion, her family was followed, and she was forced to raise her sons alone. Twenty-three years later something happened that would never have been expected and solved the mystery once and for all. Click through the slides to find out what happened in this unbelievable story!

A Strange Tale


The story of Linda and Richard Hoagland is one strange and sordid tale. The two had a happy marriage and Linda gave birth to their two sons. They settled in Indianapolis, Indiana where everything seemed to be going well for the happy family.

The couple took part in normal, everyday activities with the occasional argument over money or the children, but nothing to the extreme. When their sons, Matthew and Douglas, turned nine and six years old, respectively, the happy family’s life turned upside down. Something was very wrong in the household, and only one person knew about the secretive tumult.