YCSO looks for missing man

YCSO looks for missing man

YUMA, Ariz. – A man was reported missing after he left his home and never made it to work.

John Burkett, 56, was reported missing Saturday morning. The person who reported Burkett missing said he left his home at 7 a.m. and never arrived at work, according to Yuma County Sheriff’s Office (YCSO) officials.

Burkett is 5 feet 11 inches tall and about 170 pounds. He has grey hair and brown eyes. According to the press release issued by YCSO, Burkett was last seen wearing a gray “Yuma Carpet” shirt and shorts. He was driving a pink and gray camouflaged Suzuki Samurai with Arizona license plate number BCM1653.


Anyone with any information on Burkett’s whereabouts is encouraged to contact the YCSO  at (928) 783-4427 or 78-Crime to remain anonymous. You can also visit www.yumacountysheriff.org to submit an anonymous tip.

About The Author

Eduardo Santiago joined the FOX 9 and ABC 5 news team in February, 2012. That’s the same year KECY launched its very first local newscast. He has been covering local news in Yuma and the Imperial Valley since his start as a KYMA photojournalist in 2006. During his decade in broadcasting, Eduardo has covered some of the biggest stories in the Desert Southwest – from President Bush’s visit to Yuma, Ariz. to the uncovering of drug tunnels that span the US-Mexico border. One of the most memorable stories Eduardo covered was the 2010 Easter Earthquake that rocked the Imperial Valley, Mexicali, and Yuma. Eduardo, along with his news team, won an award from the Associated Press for best coverage of an ongoing story following the quake. Before he made his move to TV, Eduardo was just a kid born in East Los Angeles, where he spent his early childhood. His parents moved him to Mexicali, B.C. Mexico, where he did most of his elementary school education. He finally landed in El Centro, where he graduated from Central Union High School in 2005. Eduardo is currently a student at Imperial Valley College. You can find Eduardo hanging out in the Imperial Valley and Yuma with his family on any given weekend. His off-screen passion is playing guitar and sports.

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