Ian Burnet ** New York City, New York * 2011

Ian Burnet  **  New York City, New York  *   2011

Ian Burnet

Missing since December 30, 2011 from New York City, NY

132 lbs.
Brown Hair
Green Eyes
DOB: 10/6/1989

Ian was last seen in NYC around 139th street and Riverside Avenue.

Ian left his Richmond, VA residence on December 26, 2011, and traveled to New York City, New York by bus to visit friends.
Ian's parents had their last contact with their son on December 27, 2011 by text.
Ian also made contact with a roommate on December 30, 2011

Contact -

NYPD either Detective Sanchez or Det. Davis, or Sgt Greene at the 30th Precinct 451 W 151st St. 212-690-8842.

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Comment by Brenda on January 22, 2012 at 1:43pm

Comment by Brenda on January 16, 2012 at 1:05pm

Search For Missing VCU Student Continues

Release from the New Kent County Sheriff's Office:

The New Kent County, Va. Sheriff's Office and New York City Police Department continue to aggressively pursue all leads and tips related to the ongoing investigation into the Dec. 30, 2011, disappearance of Ian Hunter Burnet, age 22, of New Kent County. At this time, there is still no evidence to suggest that foul play is involved. Anyone with information concerning Ian is asked to contact the New Kent County Sheriff's Office at (804) 966-9500 or by email at newkenttips@co.newkent.state.va.us.

The New Kent Sheriff's Office has established a new email address, in addition to the telephone number, which is available for the collection of information concerning Ian Burnet. The tip email address is newkenttips@co.newkent.state.va.us.


Comment by Brenda on January 13, 2012 at 10:01pm

7:33 PM
Father Of Student Who Went Missing During NYC Visit Makes Appeal For Help

The father of a college student who disappeared while in the city is making a personal appeal for help.
Mark Burnet says his son Ian was last seen leaving a friend's apartment on West 139th Street on December 30.

He says Ian, who attends Virginia Commonwealth University, was in town to celebrate New Year's.

"He had not been here to New York by himself before. We as part of a family have come through New York City before, but he's traveled in the past. He's been to across country on a trip. He's been to Peru, climbed to Machu Picchu, so he's been traveling before," says Burnet.

Burnet says his son is an Eagle Scout and is knowledgeable in survival tactics.

A candlelight vigil was held in their hometown of Richmond, Virginia this week to pray for Ian's safe return home.


Comment by Brenda on January 12, 2012 at 8:52pm
Comment by Brenda on January 12, 2012 at 11:25am
Comment by Brenda on January 11, 2012 at 1:22pm

Mystery surrounds disappearance of Virginia college student on trip to New York City
By Cristina Corbin
Published January 11, 2012
| FoxNews.com
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This photo, provided by family members, shows 22-year-old Ian Burnet, right.
The father of a missing Virginia college student is asking for the public's help in finding his son, who disappeared almost two weeks ago while on a trip to New York City.

Ian Burnet, a 22-year-old student on full scholarship at Virginia Commonwealth University, was last heard from on Dec. 30 while touring Manhattan.
"This is not something we'd expect from Ian, to just drop off the map," his father, Mark Burnet, told FoxNews.com by phone from his home in Richmond, Va. "We’re mystified."

Burnet said he last heard from his son when he received a text message from him on Dec. 28. His son left by bus for New York City on Dec. 26 and was staying with friends in a subletted apartment on 139th St. and Riverside Drive.

He said his son also sent a text message to his female college roommate on Dec. 30 at around 4 p.m., mentioning sites he had visited in the city -- including Central Park -- and discussing plans upon his return to school. That was the last known communication from Ian, his father said.

There has been no activity on Burnet's credit card or bank accounts since his disappearance, according to his father. His cellphone was left at the apartment -- which his father noted was typical of Ian, an Eagle Scout, who he said enjoys running and walking through parks.

Burnet also said his son, an engineering student who was valedictorian of his high school class, had no history of drug or alcohol abuse.

Deputy Commissioner Paul Browne said Wednesday that the New York City Police Department is working with authorities in Virginia to locate Burnet.

"Friends said he stayed with them in an apartment on 139th St in Manhattan where they said they last saw him Dec 30, and where he left behind his personal belongings, including his cell phone," Browne said in an email.

Burnet's father said hundreds of volunteers from New York and New Jersey have so far assisted in the search, distributing fliers with his son's photograph. The young man's family has established a website, www.FindIanBurnet.com, devoted to the search for him. A Facebook page for him has also been created with more than 1,700 members.

Ian Burnet is described as 5-foot-8 and weighing 131 pounds. He has green eyes and curly dark brown hair. Anyone with information on his disappearance is being urged to call the New York City Police Department at 212-690-8811.

Read more: http://www.foxnews.com/us/2012/01/11/mystery-surrounds-disappearanc...

Comment by Brenda on January 9, 2012 at 9:54am

VCU student from New Kent County missing in New York City

Ian Burnet, 22, has been missing since Dec. 30, according to his family. (Courtesy of the Burnet family)

By Austin Bogues
abogues@dailypress.com 757-247-4536
10:52 p.m. EST, January 8, 2012

NEW KENT— The family of a Virginia Commonwealth University student from New Kent County said that their son has gone missing after traveling to New York City to visit friends. Late Sunday night, Mark and Nancy Burnet, who live in New Kent, said that their son Ian Burnet, 22, has not been heard from since Dec. 30.

The family and friends of Ian Burnet, who is a senior at VCU, have been handing out flyers in New York City for the past week.

Mark Burnet, 56, said his son was staying near 139th Street and Riverside Drive in an apartment he and his friends rented out for the New Year's holiday. Mark Burnet said his son traveled by bus to the city on Dec. 26th and kept in touch with his parents by text message.

Around Dec. 30, his parents said he texted his roommate at VCU around 4 p.m., before leaving the apartment in Manhattan without his cell phone. That was the last time anyone heard from him, his parents said.

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"We’ve had a tough day. I haven’t had much sleep," Mark Burnet said Sunday night.

Nancy Burnet said Ian Burnet is an Eagle Scout and graduated as the valedictorian of his senior class at New Kent County High School. He is majoring in electrical engineering at VCU, she said. A candlelight prayer vigil is going to be held for Ian Burnet Tuesday evening at 7p.m. at Active Life Fitness Center, 11815 Aspengraf Lane & Rt 249, in New Kent.

More than 1,400 people have joined a group on Facebook called FIND IAN BURNET. In a press release, the family asked anyone with information regarding the case is asked to call the New York Police Department and contact Det. Sanchez or Det. Davis, or Sgt. Greene, at the 30th Precinct (451 W 151st St.) 212-690-8842.

Comment by Brenda on January 8, 2012 at 2:02pm

A Virginia family is desperately looking for their son who went missing in the city during the holidays, police reported.

Ian Hunter Burnet, 22, an engineering student at Virginia Commonwealth University, had been staying with friends in a Harlem apartment at West 139th Street and Riverside Drive when he disappeared, according to his parents.

Burnet (pictured here) was last in contact via a text message sent to a friend on Dec. 30.
Anyone with information should call the 30th Precinct Detective Squad at (212) 690-8842.

Read more: http://www.nypost.com/p/news/local/nypd_blotter/nypd_daily_blotter_...

Comment by Brenda on January 8, 2012 at 2:00pm

Candlelight vigil for Ian Burnet, 22, still missing

Richmond man, 22, missing in New York since Dec. 26
Alix Bryan
WTVR.com Web Producer
9:46 p.m. EST, January 7, 2012

A candle light prayer vigil will be held Jan. 10th for Ian Burnet, the missing 22-year-old boy from New Kent County. The vigil will start at 7 p.m. on Tuesday night.

Those attending will meet in the parking lot in the front of Active Life Fitness Center in New Kent. That address is 11815 Aspengraf Lane, at Route 249.

Burnet, a Richmond resident and Virginia Commonwealth University student, has been missing since Dec. 26, 2011.

Ian left Richmond and traveled to New York City on Dec. 26, via bus, said family friend Judy Cogburn. He was visiting friends in the city.

Ian’s parents last had contact with their son on Dec. 27, 2011, by text, and a roommate spoke with Ian on Dec. 30, said Cogburn.

Ian was last seen in NYC around 139th Street and Riverside Avenue, based on information on the website “New York State Missing Persons.”

Ian, 22, is a white male, reportedly weighing 160 lbs. and standing five-foot, 10-inches. He has brown hair and green eyes.

Burnet was supposed to be hanging with a couple of his friends, a few miles from where the ball dropped in Times Square on New Year’s Eve.

“He went to New York City by bus to visit friends, he was staying with them,” said Cogburn. “They came back to their place and noticed he wasn't there, but all of his stuff was."

Burnet is described by friends and family as one of the smartest, hardest working people they know.

"Ian is a responsible boy, he's an Eagle Scout, the valedictorian from New Kent, he would keep up with his parents, and this is totally out of character,” said Cogburn.

The mysterious disappearance of Burnet has prompted action in his hometown of Providence Forge.

“We have one detective and one deputy assigned,” said F.W. Howard, New Kent County Sheriff.

Those officers are chasing down leads locally and relaying what they find to the detectives in New York City.

Cogburn said that Ian’s father and brother are currently in NYC, passing out flyers in the search for their missing loved one.

Ian graduated from New Kent County High School in 2008. He is currently a VCU student, studying electrical engineering, computer engineering, mathematics and physics.

His LinkedIn profile indicates that Ian is a software engineer at Sonoco Packaging Company.

If you have information about Ian Burnet, the contact information for the New York Police Department is either Detective Sanchez or Det. Davis, or Sgt Greene at the 30th Precinct, 451 W 151st St.

The phone number is 212-690-8842.

There is a Facebook group called FIND IAN BURNET (click the link).


Comment by Brenda on January 7, 2012 at 3:10pm


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