$800 isn't that significant of an amount. It isn't enough to change a life, whether having it or lack of having it. But it's pretty significant to our family. Austin was thought to have had about $1000 on him when he disappeared, keeping hope alive for some that he could live off of that for a while somewhere.
But last week we got a letter. It was from the payroll company that issued Austin's paychecks saying the last check (for roughly $800) had never been cashed, and soon the money would be lost. We've never found the check, he must have had it on him. But why if you're 'running away' would you not cash that $800 check? Sure, someone could argue that he lost it, but that's doubtful- he had only had it 2 days or so. I don't think he planned on needing any money where he was going.
So.... another blow that took a few minutes to get used to.