Petraeus Mistress Missing?
The woman whose extramarital affair with David Petraeus forced his resignation as CIA Director has reportedly gone missing, according to published reports.
Paula Broadwell’s driver’s license was found Tuesday in D.C’s Rock Creek Park, reports US News. “Broadwell’s attorney, Robert F. Muse, confirmed that Broadwell, a North Carolina resident, lost her driver’s license in the park,” the paper writes.
Park Police notified the FBI of Broadwell’s license, and plan to keep it 90 days before returning it to the North Carolina Department of Transportation, as per policy. The FBI had no comment on the matter.
Rock Creek Park is where intern Chandra Levy’s body was found in May 2002. Levy’s disappearance brought down Democrat congressman Gary Condit, who was alleged to have had an extramarital affair with her. Condit was eventually cleared of any wrongdoing, but the scandal forced him to lose his seat in congress.
FBI agents conducted a “consensual” raid on the Broadwell household on Monday, not telling reporters what they were searching for.
Agents turned on every light in the house during their search, reports WOSC-TV, but witnesses did not report seeing Broadwell at any time during the raid, which lasted about 4 hours. FBI investigators previously had found classified information on Broadwell’s computer during their initial probe, reports the Kansas City Star.
“No one had been in or out of the house until Monday night,” reports the Atlanta-Journal Constitution. Broadwell has spoken to neighbors only through e-mail, explaining that she wanted to keep a low profile and be with her family during the media scrutiny.
“She said the family is together and that they’re doing ok and that they’re at an undisclosed place,” said neighbor Ed Williams.
Another neighbor, veteran David Bixle, said Broadwell also had a text conversation with him on Monday. He said he saw her two weeks ago during a charity event.
As reporters waited outside the Broadwell house on Monday, a FedEx worker knocked on the door with a package. He ended up leaving a note.
Broadwell was last seen Friday night, having dinner with her husband at the Inn at Little Washington, reports Slate. News of the affair broke while the couple was celebrating their wedding anniversary. Diners saw her e-mailing and texting frantically at one point during the meal.
UPDATE (Oct. 14): Paula Broadwell was photographed at the Washington, D.C. home of her brother on Tuesday night, reports Politico.
The family has not returned to their home since the scandal broke on Friday.
The FBI has instructed the Maryland-National Capital Park Police to hold Broadwell’s license “indefinitely.”