By Tony Moran


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(Marthaville)-On Wednesday morning, March 16, 2022, Natchitoches Sheriff Stuart Wright and over 30 law enforcement officers from the Natchitoches Parish Sheriff’s Office, and Sabine Parish Sheriff’s Office were joined by Natchitoches Parish Fire District #7 members, and a cadaver K-9 from Alexandria Fire & Rescue as they continued to search for clues or any information in connection with the suspicious disappearance of Steven Burkett of Marthaville according to Natchitoches Parish Sheriff’s Office.

Steven W. Burkett, 49, W/M, described as 5'11", 175 pounds, with medium length brown hair, and brown eyes of the 100 block of Eddie Williams Road, Marthaville was last heard from during the early morning hours of February 12, 2022.

Burkett was reported missing to the Natchitoches Parish Sheriff's Office around 11pm on February 13 by a female friend who reported his disappearance as "suspicious".

He was reportedly last seen driving a dark gray GMC 4X4 pickup truck with fender flares and a decal in the rear glass.

Detectives immediately began speaking with family and friends in an effort to gather additional information or any other specific information about Burkett.

Family and friends have not heard from him since his disappearance.

Just a couple of days after he was reported missing, detectives executed a search warrant at Burkett's residence on Eddie Williams Road near Marthaville searching for any additional clues or evidence.

On Wednesday, detectives also executed a search warrant signed by a 10th Judicial District Court Judge at a residence in the 500 block of Preston Hayes Road near Marthaville, La.

The search team on foot, with all-terrain vehicles and the Alexandria Fire & Rescue cadaver K-9 also searched over 75 acres of land off of the Preston Hayes looking for any evidence or clues into Burkett’s whereabouts.

Sheriff Wright extends his thanks to Sabine Parish Sheriff Aaron Mitchell, his deputies and Alexandria Fire & Rescue for their assistance on Wednesday.

Sheriff Stuart Wright said detectives are continuing to investigate Burkett's disappearance and ask that if you have any information as to his whereabouts or disappearance to please contact the NPSO Criminal Investigations Bureau at 318-357-7830 or Crime Stoppers of Natchitoches at 318-238-2388. You may be eligible for a reward.

Case Agent:

Detective Lt. Jonathan Byles

NPSO Criminal Investigations Bureau