However Lyman’s disappearance was unreported to the police for over a year. For nine years after that, the only police involvement was a missing-person report. The estate was never searched, no-one was questioned. The family hired a Boston private eye who concluded that Lyman had been dead since his disappearance. This was used in probate court to enable the estate to be sold.
Cam’s body was found in 1997 in the septic tank on his estate on Rhode Island by the new owners. He left behind 58 dogs and a $1.9 million trust fund. O’Neil was later charged with illegally draining the trust.
- Elizabeth Mehren. “Mystery Shrouds Millionaire's Disappearance : Enigma: Cam Lyman looked and acted like a man. To some, she vanished as a cover for a sex change. But her sisters think she's dead” Los Angeles Times, Dec 30, 1994. http://articles.latimes.com/1994-12-30/news/ls-14698_1_cam-lyman.
- Terrence Petty. “TV show yields possible clues in case of the murdered Boston heiress”. Associated Press, 07/09/99. www.boston.com/news/daily/09/heiress.htm.
- Katie Mulvaney. “’Tons’ of Evidence, No Arrest in Millionaire’s Slaying”. The Providence Journal. Aug 11, 2003. www.projo.com/cgi-bin/bi/gold_print.cgi.
- Deborah Wood. “Cam Lyman”. Missing Cold Case File. www.caninechronicle.com/features/wood/lyman_404.html.