Bertha Louise Burke
Missing since February 20, 1970 from Port Angeles, Washington.
Classification: Endangered Missing
Circumstances of Disappearance
Bertha Louise Burke disappeared in late February of 1970 from her Port Angeles home, leaving her three young children in their house. Foul play is suspected. At the time of her disappearance, she was in the process of getting a divorce from her husband, and at the time he was a person of interest to police.
In 2003, FBI experts using ground penetrating radar searched the driveway of Burke's former home on East 13th Street and a parking lot on East Eighth Street, the former site of Burke's husband's business. Cadaver dogs sniffed the locations for human remains but found nothing. Police have no further searches planned.
Investigators Port Angeles Police Department
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Port Angeles Police Department
Peninsula Daily News
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