Raymond Roth, 47, Allegedly Fakes His Own Death, Threatens Son

The son of the man who vanished from Jones Beach says his father threatened to kill him.
3:00 | 08/06/12

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Police say raymond roth and his son concocted the theme. His son says the father is threatening to kill him. Reporter: The son is not the only person afraid of raymond roth. The wife's lawyer says she'll be filing for a restraining order today after exposing the plan at a bizarre press conference on friday. Police and rescuers spent hours and thousands of dollars searching for raymond roth on this long island beach. Five days later, police found him alive, speeding down a south carolina highway. His wife is accusing him of faking his death and asking a court to protect her there her husband. Our goal is to get her an order of protection, make sure she's not in imminent danger. Reporter: It started when raymond's son, jonathan, reported him missing. But his wife got us is suspicious after reading e-mails. He allegedly wrote, there needs to be way for me to find out how things are going. Call me sunday night at 8:00 p.M. At the resort. That resort was apparently in orlando, where she says he was hiding out. The e-mail sent to jonathan, along with others, proved her stepson was in on the plot. Jonathan was at the beach. He called her, he said, dad has drowned. All of his personal belongings were there. Reporter: Jonathan roth said he didn't help hide his taur. He tells "the new york post" his father wants to kill him, telling him in a voice mail, quote, one of us is going to die. Jonathan said he never saw e-mails from his father. He thinks his tad is mad he foiled his scheme. Why did roth allegedly fake his death and run? The attorney says it may have come down to money. He had increased his life insurance. He had withdrawn money from her account. In addition to which, she owned the house from a prior marriage. He induced her to transfer title to him. Reporter: Despite the accusations and anger, ivana roth's lawyer says she doesn't want to press charges. I think she wants to move on with her life, end the marriage, not worry about her safety Reporter: The wife's lawyer says that investigators confiscated computers and other things. Not sure if they will press charges right now.

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