David Michael Burney

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Above: Burney, circa 2007

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Vital Statistics at Time of Disappearance

  • Missing Since: June 29, 2007 from Battleground, Alabama
  • Classification: Endangered Missing
  • Age: 46 years old
  • Height and Weight: 5'4 - 5'7, 155 - 165 pounds
  • Distinguishing Characteristics: Caucasian male. Graying brown hair, brown/hazel eyes. Burney has numerous tattoos on his arms, a scar on his right arm and a brown birthmark on the front of his neck just under his chin. He is missing several teeth.
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    Details of Disappearance

    Burney purchased a red 1987 Toyota Tercel on June 29, 2007; he planned to drive to Georgia to meet his two daughters. He was last seen at the Jet-Pep gas station and convenience store on Highway 157 in Battleground, Alabama that day. He has never been heard from again. In late August, the Toyota was found abandoned in Bankhead Forest off county road B15 in Winston County, Alabama. Locals reported having seen it there as early as July 7, a week after Burney's disappearance. It was out of gas and with the battery missing, but there was no blood at the scene and no indications of a struggle.

    Burney's mother, sister and six children all stated he would not have left of his own accord, and they think he may have met with foul play; they stated he had enemies who could have harmed him. His case remains unsolved.

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    Investigating Agency
    If you have any information concerning this case, please contact:
    Cullman County Sheriff's Office
    256-734-0342

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    Source Information
    Cullman County Sheriff's Office
    The Pen N Sword
    Crime Stoppers of Metro Alabama
    NamUs

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    Updated 1 time since October 12, 2004.

    Last updated February 27, 2016; casefile added.

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