For two and a half years, Moscow resident Andrey Gorbov was missing without a trace. During one fine day in the early 2000s, Gorbov left his home without telling anyone and disappeared. Usually, with stories like these, you hope that there’s a happy ending, and hopefully Gorbov disappeared because he was kidnapped and struggled to make it home before he finally managed to escape back to the loving embrace of his family.
Sadly, this story doesn’t have a happy ending.
This is Gorbov a few months before he disappeared.
After over two years, Gorbov’s wife decided it was at least time to sell the garage where Gorbov kept his car. However, nothing could have prepared her for what she found in there.
Instead of being kidnapped, Gorbov had actually committed suicide in the back of his car, which remained undisturbed for the whole time he was missing.
His body was badly decomposed when his wife found him.
Alongside the body, police found four separate, heartbreaking suicide notes left by Gorbov.
This one reads: “Especially Kirill, forgive me. I am very bad father. Please, try to understand me.”
“Natasha, thanks for all. Forgive me. Finally you get rid of me.”
2) Do not take remains if you want
3) I don’t need funeral feast. I insist.
4) Don’t tell my mother.
5) Forget me.”
“For Police Department.
I am Gorbov Andrey in adequate condition turning on the engine of my car. There is no reason to blame somebody. This is suicide. “
He had clearly suffered, but I can’t even imagine the anguish his family went through after this discovery. He did get his wish, though; he was forgotten for those two and a half years, at least.