Joseph "Skylar" Burnley- Mississippi- 2016 Mar 31, 2018 0:31:21 GMT -5
Post by Scumhunter on Mar 31, 2018 0:31:21 GMT -5
(Above: Burnley, circa 2016 & Burnley at a gas station on day he disappeared Photo Credits: Charley Project)
(Above: Three of Burnley's tattoos. Photo Credits: Charley Project)
(Above: Amanda Morris & Travis Brewer. Friends of Burnley, last two people known to have seen him Photo Credits: Charley Project)
Missing Person Profile as of March 31st, 2018: (Based on Charley Project website profile & "Crime Watch Daily" airing)
Missing Since: 6/03/2016
Missing From: Rankin County, Mississippi
Date of Birth: 10/18/1988
Age (at time of disappearance): 27 years old
Height and Weight: 5'9, 160 pounds
Clothing/Jewelry Description: A short-sleeved yellow button-down shirt, blue shorts and a baseball cap; a photo of Burnley in these clothes is posted with this case summary.
Distinguishing Characteristics: Caucasian male. Brown hair, hazel eyes. Burnley has tattoos on his chest, abdomen and both arms; photos of some of his tattoos are posted with this case summary. He goes by the nickname Sky.
TIPS: Anyone having information should contact Crime Stoppers of Central Mississippi at (601) 355-TIPS. You an also submit a tip anonymously to Crime Watch Daily.
From The Charley Project:
Details of Disappearance
Burnley was last seen in Rankin County, Mississippi on June 3, 2016. He disappeared after helping two friends, Travis Lee Brewer and Brewer's girlfriend Amanda June Morris, find Brewer's stolen 1988 Chevrolet pickup truck and his cellular phone, which was inside the truck when it was stolen.
According to Morris and Brewer, they tracked the phone to the woods outside of Brandon, Mississippi, drove there and got out of the car, leaving Morris and Brewer and Morris's four-year-old daughter inside it. Brewer and Burnley split up in the woods and went in different directions to look for the truck. Burnley was videotaped on a gas station surveillance camera in the area at 9:48 a.m.
Brewer eventually returned to the truck without Burnley. He and Morris looked for him on their own and were unable to find him, and finally called 911 to report his disappearance at 1:00 a.m. on June 4, fifteen hours after they realized he was missing. By then, he told the 911 operator, he had found his missing truck along the road, damaged and without the cellular phone. Matthew McCoy was subsequently charged with stealing the truck. Burnley has never been heard from again.
Brewer and Morris were the last people known to have seen Burnley; they were arrested on misdemeanor drug charges after his disappearance. Photos of them are posted with this case summary. Authorities found evidence of drug use at Brewer's home in Pearl, Mississippi, where Burnley spent the night of June 2/3, and they stated all three of them were involved in the drug trade.
Days after Burnley's disappearance, police found Brewer's cellular phone lying on the grass in a wooded area off Bridges Road; they stated it appeared as if the phone had been thrown from the truck.
Investigators stated there were discrepancies in the witnesses's stories and they think Burnley's disappearance could be a potential homicide. He didn't normally carry cash at the time of his disappearance. He kept in regular touch with his grandmother, whom he cared for. His case remains unsolved.
Link to "Crime Watch Daily" story and video segments: crimewatchdaily.com/2018/03/30/where-is-skylar-burnley-mississippi-man-disappears-on-wild-goose-chase-for-missing-phone/
I'm placing Skylar's case in the Missing on TV section since the syndicated crime show "Crime Watch Daily" profiled his disappearance on their show yesterday. The link is above but I'll summarize some of what the show said.
-Travis's phone is not only not only not left in his truck as Brewer claimed, but the phone is found just a few feet from Travis's front yard.
-Skylar is said to have struggled with drugs and may have had a relapse according to the Undersheriff interviewed on the show. The undersheriff believes some sort of drug deal gone wrong may have lead to him being harmed.
-The undersheriff essentially accuses Travis Brewer of walking Skylar in the woods to his demise, but says the problem is at the moment he can't prove it.
-Crime Watch Daily correspondent Jason Mattera attempts to interview Brewer and Morris at their home to respond to the undersheriff's allegations but they decline and tell him to get off their property.
Anyway, as far as my opinion, Brewer and Morris have every right to not talk and refer any questions to an attorney, but it still doesn't explain the alleged inconsistencies in their stories. Hopefully the Crime Watch Daily airing helps get some answers.
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