Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia- 35 year old software engineer, Abu Panzer has "fessed up" to his wife after spending almost the last month hidden in his girlfriend's downtown apartment.
His wife of 14 years dropped him off at KL International on the 8th of March on the understanding that her husband was flying on MH370 to China for a "business conference."
She was extremely upset when she heard the news about the plane and understandably beside herself with worry. What was initially puzzling to her though was that Mister Panzer's name did not appear on the passenger manifest.
This was explained by Malaysian officials as "strange" but not out of the ordinary. It would not have been the first case of the manifest being incorrect with two men identified as having traveled on that flight with stolen passports.
Mister Panzer decided to come forward after seeing his wife crying on local news.
"I knew that I was in trouble when I saw the first reports of the missing plane," he explained when he spoke to local reporters at a press conference.
"I asked my girlfriend if I could stay at her residence and she reluctantly agreed. After a month of being cooped up like a chicken in her apartment, I realized it was just like living with my wife. I decided to bite the bullet and come forward."
Mister Panzer was located fourteen kilometers from the house he shares with his wife, at least for the immediate future.