Jay Walter Burns

Burns, circa 1984

  • Missing Since 01/25/1984
  • Missing From Rochester, Pennsylvania
  • Classification Endangered Missing
  • Sex Male
  • Race White
  • Age 58 years old
  • Height and Weight 5'10, 180 - 190 pounds
  • 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.
  • Associated Vehicle(s) Blue 1974 Dodge (accounted for)
  • Distinguishing Characteristics Caucasian male. Graying red hair, blue eyes. Burns has a long scar on his arm from a dog bite.

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.

After 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.

Investigating Agency

  • Beaver County Detective Bureau 724-773-8550
  • Rochester Township Police Department 724-774-7278

Source Information

Updated 1 time since October 12, 2004. Last updated November 4, 2017; casefile added.