Missing Tupper Lake man found near stolen vehicle

The missing man, woman and vehicle were located by mid afternoon Friday

— The missing Tupper Lake man, woman and vehicle have been located by State police.

The missing man, Carl R. Burns Jr. 41, was located by State police mid afternoon Friday after aerial search located the white 1999 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo that was reported as stolen from a reported burglary on Lindsey Avenue in Tupper Lake on March 21.

According to New York State Police Captain Robert LaFountain, Burns was reported to be found in good health.

Burns was found near the stolen vehicle, after an aerial search located the white Jeep in a desolate location in Tupper Lake. With the use of ATVs troopers with the were able to get to where it was located and through a search of the area Burns was located.

LaFountain said at this time they cannot say if Burns had taken the vehicle, if Roberts had been with Burns, or if the missing weapon was also found.

The missing young woman from Tupper Lake was found around 8 p.m. on March 22. According LaFountain, 23-year old Angela Roberts was located, alive, in the town of Piercefield walking in Peircefield and had been taken to the hospital and later released.

The search was for the pair was aided by Department of Environmental Conservation Forest Rangers, State Police K-9 units and aerial support.

Police issued the missing person’s report for Burns and Roberts on March 21 after friends and family reported they hadn’t heard from the pair.

Piercefield is also the headquarters in the search efforts for 18-year old Colin Gillis, who was reported missing March 11. Authorities do not believe that the two cases are related in any way.

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