Jay Walter Burns

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Above Images: Burns, circa 1984

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Vital Statistics at Time of Disappearance

  • Missing Since: January 25, 1984 from Rochester, Pennsylvania
  • Classification: Endangered Missing
  • Age: 58 years old
  • Height and Weight: 5'10, 180 - 190 pounds
  • Distinguishing Characteristics: Caucasian male. Graying red hair, blue eyes. Burns has a long scar on his arm from a dog bite.
  • Clothing/Jewelry Description: A navy blue jacket, a silver watch, a wedding band and gray eyeglasses with smoked lenses and silver frames.
  • Medical Conditions: Burns is supposed to wear a hearing aid, but it was left behind.
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    Details of Disappearance

    Burns was last on January 25, 1984, after he left his home in Rochester, Pennsylvania to work the 6 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. shift at the J&L Steel Mill in Aliquippa, Pennsylvania. He never arrived there and has never been heard from again. Afer his disappearance, his blue 1974 Dodge was found abandoned on a bridge in Rochester, with the engine still running. There was no sign of Burns at the scene; his case remains unsolved.

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    Investigating Agency
    If you have any information concerning this case, please contact:
    Beaver County Detective Bureau
    724-773-8550

    OR
    Rochester Township Police Department
    724-774-7278

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    Source Information
    Beaver County Crime Solvers
    NamUs

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    Updated 1 time since October 12, 2004.

    Last updated November 4, 2017; casefile added.

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