At this point the licensed private investigator had to call in some help from his family. Doug enlisted his mother to help him get the info he needed without blowing the investigation’s cover. The Kansas City private investigator had his mother pose as a person gathering historical information and accounts of people who were in WWII. His mother reached out to the Colonel and as eventually got passed his initial skepticism, he began to answer her general questions. Eventually it became clear that he was a strong candidate for being a match to the Colonel from Kay’s mother’s love letter.
Contact Is Made
Doug’s mother gained the trust of the Colonel overtime and eventually set up an interview with the Colonel. Doug and his mother flew down to Florida to meet him on his own turf. The Colonel agreed to do an on camera interview with Doug’s mother the “historian”. In the interview she really honed in on some of the intimate facts that could help establish the connection between him and Kay’s mother Ruth. The Kansas City Private investigator and his mother returned back to Kansas City with what they believed to be enough evidence from the Colonel’s accounts that could link him to Kay’s mother. Doug told us that when comparing the physical resemblance between Kay and the Colonel, it seemed obvious to him that Kay was the Colonel’s progeny. Doug presented Kay with his findings and she concluded from the evidence that the Colonel was indeed her biological father. Now the next step towards reuniting the pair was to confront the Colonel in some capacity and see if he would admit to being the man from Kay’s mother’s letter.
In the next installment of the story we will find out the Colonel reacted to the investigation’s findings. Check back with your Kansas City blog to see how the story unfolds.