Missing Man's Body Surfaces In Ore. River
On Aug. 1, 2009, Justin Burkhart left his apartment in downtown Bend, Ore., to get something to eat -- and was never seen again. For nearly a year, investigators tried to solve the mystery of his disappearance, but their investigation came to a close in June 2010, when someone located his body in the Deschutes River.
Hair (Color, Description, Facial Hair):
- Very short hair cut
Scars and Tattoos:
- Entire left arm covered in tattoos, "sleeve" style
- "JDB" tattooed on right calf
Drake Park in downtown Bend
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Last updated September 8, 2010
Jun 07, 2010
Body Found In River ID'd As Missing Oregon Man
On the afternoon of June 7, 2010, more than 10 months after Justin's disappearance, a Bend city employee contacted police when they found a body floating in the Deschutes River below the Newport Bridge.
Items on the body led authorities to believe that they'd found Justin, but it wouldn't be until two days later when an analysis of dental records proved once and for all that it was Justin that had been discovered.
An autopsy proved he'd drowned, and there were no signs of foul play leading to his tragic death.