Report: Search for Burns Remains to Resume Today

By: Associated Press Email
By: Associated Press Email

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) - Volunteers searching for a Marshall University student's remains are losing faith in her convicted killer's ability to help them.

Monica Caison said volunteers plan to resume searching for Samantha Burns' body on Tuesday. But if it proves futile, they may give up.

No word where that search will take place.

An FBI spokesperson tells WSAZ.com they are not involved in any serach today (Tuesday).

Caison said frustrated searchers are losing faith in convicted killer Chad Fulks. Fulks told authorities they'd find Burns' remains near railroad tracks along State Route 75 in southwestern West Virginia.

Fulks and Brandon Basham were convicted of killing the 19-year-old Burns and 44-year-old Alice Donovan of Galivants Ferry, S.C., after they escaped from a Kentucky jail in November 2002.

Fulks helped lead authorities in January to Donovan's possible remains in South Carolina.

Fulks and Basham await execution for Donovan's murder.


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