Friday the 15th. Contract started on the 6th.
This was someone with no feedback but I took a risk on them because their proposal seemed promising. Too bad. I've hired several people with no feedback and this is the first time I've had someone sketch out on me completely.
That is unfortunate. I hope that you're able to find someone to complete the job for you quickly. If the agreed date is already past, you are at virtually no risk of not getting your escrow refunded.