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Long Hill Police Continue Search for David Bird

Long Hill Police are continuing their search for David Bird.


David Bird
David Bird (Facebook)

Several leads that came in early Tuesday went no where according to updates on the department’s Facebook page. A ground search is underway again today with and investigators continue to track down leads.

Long Hill police officers, Morris County Sheriff’s Office, Morris County Park Police, Morris County Water Rescue Team, Stirling and Millington Fire Departments are all participating in the search.

“Our family is enormously appreciative of the effort undertaken to find David,” said Chris Fleming, sister of Nancy Bird, David Bird’s told the Daily Record. “We are obviously anxious to receive more information about where he is and we thank the community for their concern.”

Bird, 55, left his Millington home at around 4 p.m. on Saturday afternoon to go for a walk and did not return according to Long Hill Police on their Facebook page. Police began to search for Bird on Sunday.

He is a reporter for the Wall Street Journal, according to the newspaper, and ran the 2013 New York Marathon.

Search for David Bird
Search for David Bird (Long Valley Police via Facebook)

He was wearing a bright red jacket, blue jeans, sneakers and glasses when he last seen.  Bird is a white male standing at 6’1, weighing 200 pounds with blue eyes, balding, grey hair and a grey goatee. He recently had a liver transplant and missed taking his medication on Sunday night. As a result Byrd may be disoriented or confused.

Long Hill’s police chief remains optimistic Bird will be found. “Until we exhaust every possible means we will keep it a search,” Chief Michael Mazzeo told the Daily Record. “We’re hoping for a healthy and speedy return.”

Anyone with information about Bird should call  908-647-1800, Option 1, Ext. 236.


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