Friday, July 16, 2021

Candlelight vigil tonight for Sarah Burton, missing three years today

A candlelight vigil for Sarah Burton, who has been missing three years ago as of today, will be held 8 p.m. today at Mercy Park.

As it has done each year since her disappearance, the Joplin Police Department issued a news release this morning emphasizing that it has not stopped working on the case. The news release is printed below:

The Joplin Police Department continues to investigate the missing persons case of Sarah E Burton, 31, Joplin. 

We are again asking for public assistance in the case. Burton is described as 5”07, 160 pounds, brown hair and blue eyes. She was last seen on foot in the area of 10th and Rex on July 16, 2018 and reported missing to JPD on July 20, 2018. 

Detectives with our department have conducted numerous interviews and followed up on leads in Joplin, Jasper County, Newton County, Oklahoma, and Kansas in this case. There are no known vehicles that Burton has access to. 

We are concerned for the safety and wellbeing of Burton and ask anyone that has any information to contact us. 

Anyone with information please contact Detective Sergeant Luke Stahl 417-623-3131 ext. 1885 or Detective Captain Nick Jimenez at 417-623-3131 ext. 1676.

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