A missing Massachusetts lawyer who vanished in the midst of a nasty divorce in which she owes her ex-husband nearly $1 million warned her friends that trouble was coming, the Boston Herald reported.
In the mysterious e-mail sent to two close friends last month, 55-year-old Cynthia Dziurgot thanked them for supporting her through the 13-year-long breakup of her marriage — but said ominously: "There may be a few more bumps in the road" before the ordeal was over, according to the Herald.
That was the last the pair heard from her — and they are alarmed by her sudden disappearance.
"I'm really worried. This is so out of character for her," one of the friends told the paper, speaking on the condition of anonymity. "It sounds silly, but I thought she was like (Princess) Grace Kelly sometimes."
U.S. Marshals have launched a nationwide hunt for Dziurgot, and there are warrants out for her arrest related to her disappearance weeks ago and her failure to pay her ex-husband the nearly $1 million settlement she owes him.
Her ex, 57-year-old engineer John Farnsworth, filed for divorce from Dziurgot in 1996 after more than a decade of marriage. Papers claimed the relationship "underwent an irretrievable breakdown," the Herald reported.
The divorce was granted in 2008 and as part of the property division settlement, Dziurgot was given two months to pay Farnsworth $750,966.
The Clinton, Mass., woman described by friends as a "prim and proper" do-gooder who volunteered at her local hospital never paid her ex, instead filing for bankruptcy.
The couple's 21-room Tudor mansion, on Central Park in Clinton, has been placed in receivership and is on the market for about $700,000.
Dziurgot's relatives don't know where she is.
"We have no idea what's going on," sister Dolores Karpeichik, 69, told the Herald. She last spoke to Dziurgot on Easter, April 12.
Her uncle Edward Lemanski said he hopes his niece "just wanted to get away from it all."
Clinton Police Chief Mark Laverdure said authorities don't suspect foul play.
Farnsworth and his attorney haven't responded to media requests for comment. The couple has no children.
"It doesn't seem like Cynthia," a friend told the Herald of Dziurgot's disappearance. "She's a very prim and proper woman. I didn't even know she had any money. She just seemed like she was the salt of the earth. Now, I don't know what to think."