The Calverts vanished without a trace last Monday after leaving a business meeting to go to their live aboard yacht in the Harbour Town Yacht Basin.
The Sheriff's Office has confirmed that Dennis Gerwing, was the last person to see the Calverts together before they were reported missing March 4.
Authorities on Saturday searched the home, business and cars belonging to a business associate of missing couple John and Liz Calvert in relation to the ongoing investigation into their disappearance, the Beaufort County Sheriff's Office reported today.
Gerwing is not cooperating with investigators and has obtained a lawyer, according to Sheriff's Office.
Tonight Tuesday March 11, 2008 employees and friends will hold a candlelight prayer vigil at 7:30 p.m. at the Liberty Oak in Harbour Town, with representatives of Providence Presbyterian Church on Hilton Head Island leading the service.
Employees of the marina are inviting all to attend the vigil as the Beaufort County Sheriff's Office has asked for more manpower from both SLED and the FBI according to the lastest report from the Island Packet newspaper.
More Coverage from the Island Packet: SLED to get More Involved in Search for Missing Couple
While many theories abound, nothing of substance has come of the speculation. Local bloggers have even weighed in, offering thoughts and suggestions for local police and the public to ponder.
Blogs commenting of the disappearance of John and Liz:
Crazy Lady Talk
Under Cover Brother
Posting Goddess at Crime and Justice
and the Island Packet's continuing coverage here: Island Packet
Meanwhile the Beaufort County Sheriff's Office has issued a formal missing person bulletin and now even the mindless three word sentence Nancy Grace has gotten into the media frenzy.
Outside of the nut case comments, one theme I keep hearing and to misquote F. Scott Fitzgerald as one blogger has "The rich are different". This has been repeated over and over again using words like afluent, wealthy, prominent and well heeled, but let me assure you of three things;
First Fitzgerald said "the very rich are different from you and me" and Hemingway's famously dismissive response "Yes, they have more money" is still on target, lastly John and Liz are not what you would consider very rich and they are not so different at all.
They own a business that manages rental property, a very modest boat and modest home in Atlanta (yes 3 bedrooms and 3800 square feet in Atlanta is modest), a dog, a cat, a Porsche and a three year old Mercedes, and an small airplane to get them from Atlanta to Hilton Head without the headache of trying to get home via the back roads of Georgia.
John and Liz are wonderful down to earth hard working normal people, that don't live extravagant lives or beyond their means.
Yes, they were doing alright, which makes it all the harder for anyone who knows them to understand why they would just disappear.
The Sheriff's Office is asking anyone who may have seen either the Calverts, Dennis Gerwing or his vehicles after 5:30 p.m. on March 3 to contact investigators at 843-524-2777 or 843-842-4234, ext. 258.
John Calvert is 47 and 5 feet 6 inches tall with blue eyes and grey hair. Liz Calvert 45 and is 5 feet 4 inches tall with brown eyes and brown hair possibly last driving their silver 2006 Mercedes E320 with Georgia tag GT821B.