Tuesday, September 27, 2016

Search for missing Craig man suspended

Scott Burke, 43
MESA COUNTY, Colo - After exhausting all leads Mesa County Sheriff’s deputies are suspending the search for 43-year-old Craig resident Scott Burke.

Burke was supposed to return Saturday from a camping trip, but no one has seen or heard from him since he left Friday.

MCSO deputies search for Burke
Three days of searching the Mesa County desert by air and on the ground has turned up no sign of Burke's whereabouts.

Today sheriff's deputies searched along with the Search and Rescue ATV Team, 3 Civil Air Patrol planes, Centurylink's helicopter, the Bureau of Land Management and local volunteers.

Monday's air search was done by Centurylink's helicopter and one Civil Air Patrol plane.

The exact location of where Burke was planning on camping is unknown, only a general area of the North Desert or the Bookcliff area west of De Beque.

This is a large area and it was searched extensively. Over two days Civil Air Patrol searched the approximate 700 sq miles from Highway 139 to Cameo and up into Garfield County.  ATV search teams went down all access roads into the desert area.

The search area covered 16 Road to 29 Road, the canyons that access the Bookcliffs, the Little Bookcliffs Wild Horse area, Cameo, De Beque and into parts of Garfield County.

Burke's Car
Last seen driving
Mesa County Sheriff's deputies remain in contact with family members and will resume the search if more information or new leads come to light about Burke's whereabouts.

It is believed he may be driving in a white and blue Bronco. These are pictures of his Bronco provided by family members.

Burke is 5'11" and weighs 175lbs with brown hair and green eyes.

If anyone remembers seeing him camping over the weekend or has information about his whereabouts, please call law enforcement at (970) 242-6707.