John White sailing back to England to get his daughter and her daughter Virginia Dare.
The spanish vandalized England and kidnapped the girls. They left they word "Croatoan" to try to trick White into thinking they were taken by the Croatoan tribe.
John White came back to find his daughter and wife gone and England was destroyed. The only clues he could find were the words "Croatoan" so he thought the croatoan tribe took them. He went to the tribe and they didnt have them. He never figured out who took them.