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The Case of the Missing Georgia Governor

Aides to Georgia Gov. Nathan Deal are not divulging the location of the state’s top elected official.
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Georgia Gov. Nathan Deal gestures while delivering his State of the State Address at the Capitol, Wednesday, Jan. 14, 2015, in Atlanta. (AP Photo/David Goldman)David Goldman / AP

The case of the missing governor seems to be solved.

Aides to Georgia Gov. Nathan Deal simply told reporters they "cannot discuss" his whereabouts on Wednesday, even though he had missed a scheduled event in the state on Monday and had not been heard from since.

The Atlanta Journal Constitution reported that Deal left over the weekend for an economic development trip and that officials with knowledge of Deal’s travels say he is in Great Britain discussing business partnerships.

The paper reported that their suspicions seemed to be confirmed in a Facebook post by the state's economic commissioner: “Back from the UK. Great trip. We’ll go anywhere and everywhere to bring jobs and investment to Georgia!”

Deal's office feared that making knowledge of the trip public could jeopardize the governor's efforts to recruit new business to Georgia.

-- Andrew Rafferty