David Bird, a 55-year-old energy reporter at the Wall Street Journal, has been missing since Saturday afternoon the paper says.
Hundreds of volunteers, law enforcement officers and others are searching for Bird. He was last seen leaving his home in Long Hill Township, New Jersey. Bird’s wife Nancy said he left the house wearing a red jacket but without taking his phone at 4:30 p.m. Saturday to go for a walk.
Nancy Bird said her husband had been recovering from a gastrointestinal virus.
Wall Street Journal managing editor Gerard Baker issued the following statement: “Mr. Bird is a longtime member of the Dow Jones newsroom. Our thoughts are with his family and we are working with the Long Hill Township Police Department as they continue their search.”
Bird is an “avid hiker, camper and scout troop leader,” per the WSJ.