To reporters at The Hill, all they know is that their colleague, Senate reporter J. Taylor Rushing, has not been to work since two Fridays ago. He has been at the paper for nearly three years. One dubbed it “missing” and expressed worry.

The mystery is solved — Rushing and The Hill have agreed to part ways, FishbowlDC has learned. “J.T. is leaving The Hill by mutual agreement,” said Managing Editor Bob Cusack.

Not a word has been said to staff from management. In the past, when they’ve parted ways with employees at least they’ve sent out a perfunctory email about “pursuing other opportunities,” one employee remarked.

Rushing has been searching for new employment since last week, including inquiring at one of The Hill‘s competitors, Politico, for any openings.