US Marshals are hunting for a suspected child abuser this weekend who may have faked his own death.
They are searching for Jacob Blair Scott, 42, in Denver where they believe he could be hiding-out with his family.
Prosecutors in Jackson County, Mississippi charged Scott with raping a 14-year-old girl, however, he disappeared days before he was set to plead guilty for the crime.
Investigators said they found a small, inflatable boat floating in the Gulf of Mexico off Orange Beach, Alabama.
In the boat was a gun, conspicuously tied to the boat and a suicide note.
However, investigators said the lack of physical evidence in the boat made them suspicious and now they believe he is alive and could be hiding in Denver.
Scott's mother, who lives in the Denver area, has denied that her son is alive and blames the 14-year-old girl, saying the girl seduced her son.
Investigators discovered he withdrew around $45,000 from his retirement account before disappearing.
"If you take money out of an account, we know where that money goes. You either give it to relatives or you distribute it to friends," said Deputy U.S. Marshal Crouse.
Investigators received a tip that Scott was spotted driving a truck in Jackson County, Mississippi, back in August.
But they now believe he could have returned to Denver in Colorado.
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