http://doenetwork.org/cases/672dfma.html Lynn Burdick Missing since April 17, 1982 from Florida, Berkshire County, Massachusetts. Classification: Involuntary Vital Statistics Date Of Birth: February 4, 1964 Age at Time of Disappearance: 18 years old Height and Weight at Time of Disappearance: 5'4"; 115 lbs. Distinguishing Characteristics: White female. Brown hair; blue eyes. She wears glasses. Clothing: Burdick was wearing a McCann Tech school class ring engraved with her name or initials, with a blue stone. She also may have been wearing her "McCann Vocational Technical High School" jacket and carrying her purse. Dentals: Available. Circumstances of Disappearance Burdick disappeared from the roadside convenience store the Barefoot Peddlar where she worked as a clerk. The store was only a few minutes' walk from her residence. She would normally be in the company of a friend or her cousin who owned the store with her husband, but due to unforseen circumstances she was left to mind the store alone that Saturday night. Burdick's last contact was with her cousin, Suzanne, co-owner of the store. Suzanne normally phoned the store every hour to make sure things were running smoothly. Suzanne's last contact with Burdick was 8 p.m., one hour before closing. In the background, Suzanne heard the bell, tripped by the front door, that alerts the clerk that someone has entered the store. "Can't talk," Burdick told her, "got a customer." A customer walked in 40 minutes later to find the store empty. When police arrived at the store, they found no sign of a struggle. A book Burdick had been reading and a soda she had been drinking were undisturbed on the counter. Her McCann Vocational Technical High School jacket and her purse were gone. So was $187 from the cash register. Working with a paucity of physical evidence, and no witnesses, the authorities concluded that she was abducted. Nothing suggested otherwise. The police reasoned at first that she might have run away but that was soon changed after they discovered there was more cash left untouched under the counter. Lynn would know about this money but her abductor would not. The best lead centered on a man who had tried to abduct a Williams College student about 40 minutes before police believe Burdick disappeared. The woman fought him off. Later, a police officer recalled seeing a car that matched the suspect's headed on Route 2 in the direction of Florida, Massachusetts, but investigators never got more information on the car or the driver. In 1995, Burdick's father was sent an anonymous letter postmarked from Boston, Massachusetts. The writer said his daughter was abducted and killed and named a man from North Adams as her murderer. Burdick's father would like the person who wrote the letter to come forward and reveal what he knows to the authorities.