SPSO Assists NPSO in Search of Missing Person

Sheriff Aaron Mitchell reports on Wednesday, March 16th, 2022, several Sabine Parish Sheriff Deputies and Detectives assisted Natchitoches Parish Sheriff’s Office in the search for Steven Burkett of Marthaville.
Burkett was reported missing to Natchitoches Parish S.O. on February 13th under suspicious circumstances.
Natchitoches Parish Sheriff Detectives and Sabine Parish Sheriff Deputies executed a search warrant at a residence on Preston Hayes Road in the Marthaville area.
Next, Natchitoches Parish Detectives, Sabine Parish Deputies, Natchitoches Parish Fire District 7, Alexandria Fire & Rescue, K-9s, and other volunteers searched approximately 100 acres of property off Preston Hayes Road. The goal was to find clues or evidence in the disappearance of Burkett.
Also back on Friday, February 18, 2022, Sabine Parish Deputies assisted Natchitoches Parish Detectives and other volunteers with the initial search of other wooded property off Preston Hayes Road.
Sheriff Mitchell was obliged he could assist Sheriff Stuart Wright and the Natchitoches Parish Sheriff’s Office with the investigation and will lend help in the future if needed.
If anyone has information about the disappearance of Steven Burkett, please contact Detective Lieutenant Jonathan Byles at 318-357-7830, Natchitoches Parish Sheriff CID.

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