March 19, 2015 E-MAIL PRINT

RIP, David Bird

From The Wall Street Journal:

David Christopher Bird, a Wall Street Journal reporter who was missing for more than a year, has been found dead near the site of his disappearance, New Jersey police said.

Canoers found a body in northern New Jersey's Passaic River on Wednesday. It was identified as Mr. Bird through dental records on Thursday, the police said.

The discovery marks the end of more than a year of searching for Mr. Bird, 55 years old. He worked for Dow Jones for more than two decades, most recently covering energy markets.

Mr. Bird leaves behind a wife and two teenage children.

"The Bird family would like to thank the many members of law enforcement, especially Chief Michael Mazzeo and the Long Hill Township Police Department, for their tireless efforts to find David," said Carolyn Buscarino, a spokeswoman for the family. "They would also like to thank the countless friends, neighbors and strangers who have prayed for David and for the family over the past 14 months."

Ms. Buscarino said funeral arrangements haven't yet been finalized.


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