AndyT, I saw several videos of her. She didn't look broken up to me. My understanding is that WhatsApp goes through a cell tower too. But that is immaterial. He could still SMS from there w/o internet. In other words, he could SMS from just about anywhere, he doesn't have to wait for an internet hotspot. If you have a dataplan to use hotspots, then you also have SMS. Is he so cheap that he wouldn't SMS in a situation like this? That doesn't make sense to me. Yes, other army escorts have been provided before when there are "active gun battles" going on. If it's an area where the army is doing a sweep, they will just tell you to turn around. You are right, my analyses is not bulletproof, but right now my spidey senses tell me this is bullshit. I'm going with accident like Mark suggested or intentional disappearing act. I'm with ace on this one.