COB RTC David Miscavige had seemingly disappeared into thin air.
Senior RTC officials quickly arrived from Int Base to take over the search for COB. These officials ordered an “all hands” sweep of the Complex and the surrounding area including all of the bushes, rooftops, and Sea Org facilities. Again, the police were not to be called, at least not at this time.
A private helicopter with Church PI’s was hired to do an aerial sweep of the area. The shore story told LAPD and the FAA was that the helicopter was shooting Church PR footage.
The security video show COB entering the dirty restroom but, due to the large crowd that had formed, the video was inconclusive if COB had exited the dirty restroom.
Even those people present in the restroom with COB could not remember what had happened. It was unusually dark in the bathroom as most of light bulbs were burned out.
And then there was the fact that the fight had started coincident with COB screaming.
Eyewitnesses remembered being hit, kicked, punched, or choked from behind and in the dark. And each of them, every man and woman, turned to savagely fight back as all Scientologists are trained to do.