Terry cant find him because his name is unlikely to be correct. And since he has a wife, and we might assume she is alive; should he be dead, she would have a good look at his account, one would think.

Or the wife left him for some guy or girl in Corsica, and he's there chasing her about to win her back.

He may never have lived in Washington or even America, anyway. Hoodlums do odd things.