While Aussie songstress Olivia Newton-John clings to the hope that her longtime beau, Patrick Kim McDermott who has been missing since June 30, when he vanished during an overnight fishing trip in California is alive, authorities are looking into the possibility that the photographer staged his disappearance/apparent death. "Is there any suggestion he may have run away as opposed to have gone overboard? That's something we're still looking at," says a Coast Guard investigator.