An old friend- let's call him John Smith- has a temporary problem that requires the most permanent of solutions. He needs to disappear so as to avoid a certain over zealous prosecutor and a few other characters who answer to various names like "Blade," "Hook" and most ominously, "Rip the Current." Last time he tried to fake his death, he pushed his car into a ravine with the intention of setting it own fire. Alas, he forgot to bring a box of matches with him. By the time he got back to the scene to start what he hoped would be a fiery blaze, the police were already there and the whole thing was ruled an accident. If this sounds like a desparate attempt to get a storyline going for a play at my community theatre: it is. Help me out. What would be a realistic way to fake a death?