Questions Abound Club Owner Death

Questions surround the death of Mark Anderson, owner of Arizona comedy club Tempe Improv.

Anderson, 60, was reported missing May 15, three days after he reportedly left Oklahoma City to travel to Phoenix or Dallas to do business. His body was discovered at a Days Inn in Buckeye, Ariz., by a housekeeper June 6. The room was cleaned two days before the discovery.

Tempe Improv closed June 1 after a 23-year run. Anderson also owned clubs in other cities, including Washington, D.C.

A motor home owned by Anderson was discovered at an RV park in Flagstaff, private investigator Thomas Martin told the Arizona Republic, adding that it looked recently slept in. Martin would not confirm a news report that Anderson checked in to the Days Inn May 21.

The investigator previously told the paper Anderson suffered from mental issues. Anderson once told a paper he spent three years in a mental hospital following a 1996 psychotic breakdown.

Anderson said his decision to close the Tempe club was because of competition from a new competitor.

An autopsy was scheduled for June 8.