Son Says He Was Not Involved in LI Man's Disappearance

Raymond Roth was feared drowned off Jones Beach but later turned up in South Carolina

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    Raymond Roth, feared drowned off Jones Beach, is now believed to be alive and well in Florida

    The wife of a Long Island man reported missing off Jones Beach who later turned up in South Carolina will seek an order of protection against him Monday, her lawyer said in a statement.

    And on Sunday, the missing man's son said he wasn't part of any plan concerning his father.

    A little over a week ago, Raymond Roth, of Massapequa, was reported missing by his son, who said he had disappeared during his daily swim at Jones Beach. He later called his brother from Florida and, the following day, was pulled over for speeding in South Carolina, police said.
     
    On Friday, Roth's wife told reporters he had staged the disappearance without her knowledge. She distributed copies of emails he had sent to his son.

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    Jonathan Roth, 22, told reporters Sunday that he had nothing to do with the actions of his father.
     
    New York State Park Police Capt. Bruce Marx said authorities still don't know where exactly Roth is.

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