Casey Daniel Burke
Burke, approximately 2003
Date reported missing : 04/14/2003
Missing location (approx) :
Missing classification : Endangered Missing
Gender : Male
DOB : 06/14/1983 (38)
Age at the time of disappearance: 19 years old
Height / Weight : 6'1 - 6'2, 160 - 190 pounds
Description, clothing, jewerly and more : Possibly a blue shirt and baggy blue jeans.
Distinguishing characteristics, birthmarks, tattoos
: Native American male. Brown hair, brown eyes. Burke may wear contact lenses or eyeglasses. He has the words "Native Pride" tattooed on his arm, the initials "N. P." tattooed between his thumb and forefinger, and a cross tattooed on his left finger. Burke may use the last name Buckman.
Information on the case from local sources, may or may not be correct : Burke was last seen at approximately 7:40 p.m. on April 14, 2003, at a video rental store in the vicinity of State Route 155 and School House Loop Road in Nespelem, Washington. Earlier that day he had an argument with his mother, then he left home and returned a few hours later with a gift he'd bought for her. He apologized for their argument and said he'd see her later. He never returned home and has never been heard from again.
After his disappearance, Burke's family received reports that he was murdered by two individuals who later confessed to the crime. According to the stories, Burke was with these two people up in the mountains on the Colville Indian Reservation and they got a flat tire. One of the others asked Burke to get a wrench to fix the tire, and when he gave them the wrong wrench, there was an altercation and two people beat Burke to death. The FBI investigated the story but were unable to confirm it.
Burke's family believes money was a possible motive for his disappearance; he had recently gotten a substantial sum of money and other people were aware of this. He left behind a young daughter. Burke may be in northern California or in the Portland, Oregon area. His case remains unsolved.
Other information and links : ncy
Colville Tribal Police Department
September 2021 updates and sources
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