Kieran Burke

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Above Images: Burke, circa 2000


Vital Statistics at Time of Disappearance

  • Missing Since: April 5, 2000 from Yosemite National Park, California
  • Classification: Lost/Injured Missing
  • Date of Birth: July 6, 1955
  • Age: 44 years old
  • Height and Weight: 6'0, 180 pounds
  • Distinguishing Characteristics: Caucasian male. Black hair, blue eyes. Burke's hair is thinning. He is an Irish citizen.
  • Clothing/Jewelry Description: A leather bomber jacket.
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    Details of Disappearance

    Burke was a resident of Rothfamham, Dublin, Ireland in 2000. He traveled to San Francisco, California for a two-week vacation in April 2000. Burke reserved a hotel room near Yosemite National Park from April 4 through April 6. His family said he is adventurous and an experienced hiker.

    Burke was last seen in the Yosemite Valley at Curry Village on April 5. He was on a day hike at the time. He has never been heard from again. His rental car was discovered parked in the Curry Village parking lot, but there was no sign of Burke at the scene. He may have been carrying a camera at the time of his disappearance.

    The search for Burke did not begin until April 11, six days after he was last seen. An extensive search of the park produced no evidence as to his whereabouts. His case remains unsolved.


    Investigating Agency
    If you have any information concerning this case, please contact:
    Yosemite National Park Service

    Yosemite National Park Dispatch


    Source Information
    Missing Irish People
    The San Francisco Chronicle
    California Attorney General's Office
    National Park Service


    Updated 3 times since October 12, 2004.

    Last updated September 23, 2017; picture added.

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