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Sarah Burton missing from Joplin, Missouri

Sarah Burton Joplin, Missouri

April 5, 2019 – A dive team searched a pond in front of the home located at 1174 Crane Drive in Newton County while investigating the disappearance of Sarah Burton.  Investigators with the Ozarks Drug Enforcement Team, Newton County Sheriff’s Department and Joplin police served two search warrants at the same on Tuesday night and Wednesday.  The individuals that live in the house are not suspects said the authorities.  Investigators have declined to disclose what they found, if anything.

Original Story:  Sarah Burton, 28, is missing from Joplin, Missouri.  Burton lived on the northeast side of Joplin.  She was last seen on July 16, 2018, near the intersection of 10th and Rex Avenue. She was dropped off by a friend and she has not been seen since. Her cell phone was last used in the area of 10th and Rex Avenue.

Timothy Esterly, a friend of Sarah’s since high school told me that Sarah, “hasn’t contacted her kids or family at all and that’s not like her.”

“We are very concerned for her well-being,” Joplin Police Captain Trevor Duncan told KZRG. “We are desperately asking for anybody that has any information to come forward.”

Sarah Burton
Sarah Burton

Tim also stated that a search is being organized, but could use some help from the public.  If you would like to join please contact her Facebook page.

Further Information

A candlelight vigil and lantern release – “Lighting The Way Home For Sarah” – will be held on Sept. 10, from 7:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. at Joplin’s Mercy Park.

Sarah Burton is 5 feet 7 inches tall, about 160 pounds, with brown hair and blue eyes.

If anyone has information on her whereabouts call Detective Ben Cooper: 417-623-3131 ext 440 or 417-623-3131 after hours or 911 if Burton is located.

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