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Find Missing Carla Mae Burns!

Find Missing Carla Mae Burns!
Find Missing Carla Mae Burns!

Find Missing Carla Mae Burns!
She has been missing for over two years.
She left behind two children.
Someone is being held accountable in her disappearance.
But where is Carla?

Find Missing Carla Mae Burns!

Find Missing Carla Mae Burns! Carla Mae Burns has been missing since March 8, 2016. She is missing from Harrisburg, Illinois. Carla Mae Burns is classified as an endangered missing person. Her year of birth is 1966. At the time of her disappearance, Carla was 49 years old. Her current age is 52 years old. Carla Mae Burns is a Caucasian female. She is described as 5’4″ tall and 125 pounds. Her hair is brown and her eyes are brown. No other physical description is provided. It is unknown what Carla was wearing at the time of her disappearance.

Find Missing Carla Mae Burns!

Carla Mae Burns was last seen in Harrisburg, Illinois at 3:30 P.M. on March 8, 2016. She has never been heard from again. Less than two weeks later, her estranged husband, Brian Burns, was charged with her murder. Investigators believe he shot her to death, burned her body and spread the ashes.

Carla Mae Burns was a nursing instructor at Southeastern Illinois College. And she lived in Marion, Illinois. Brian was a doctor and lived in Harrisburg. They married in 2009, but were in the process of a divorce when Carla disappeared.

Carla Mae BUrns filed for divorce in 2014. She had cited irreconcilable differences. She later filed multiple petitions for temporary relief and restraining orders. She had claimed that Brian verbally abused her and he feared he would turn violent. She also stated he had taken $63,058, both of their life savings, from their joint bank accounts.

Brian, in turn, accused Carla of “economic blackmail” and “verbal harassment.” And he claimed he’d stolen two handguns and various documents from him, including his passport.

Brian is awaiting trial. In September 2016, he was additionally charged with solicitation, aggravated kidnapping and conspiracy to commit aggravated kidnapping after he allegedly offered to pay an undercover police officer $1,000 to kidnap Mike Henshaw, the prosecutor in his murder case. The new charges could be tried together or separately from the murder case, which is still pending.

According to a press release, he faces first degree murder in his wife’s disappearance.

Carla Mae Burns left behind two sons. They live in Texas. She planned on returning to live in Texas after finishing out the semester at Southeastern Illinois College. Her remains have never been located, but foul play is suspected in her case due to the circumstances involved.

Find Missing Carla Mae Burns!

Carla Mae Burns has been missing for over two years. Hers is a “Murder without a body” cases. She is not classified simply as a missing person. Her husband is behind bars in her disappearance. He probably knows exactly where he is. But apparently he refuses to talk, or else she would not be missing. Carla’s family probably are not expecting to find her alive. But they still need answers and to learn what happened to Carla. They should be able to give her a dignified burial. Where is she? Someone (s) knows something! Do you have any information concerning the whereabouts of Carla Mae Burns? If you have any information, please contact the Saline County Coroner’s Office at:
618-252-6402. You may call 9-1-1 or your local police. Case No. 03162016

NamUs: MP34217

This is an article about the disappearance of Carla Mae Burns and her husband facing murder charges in her disappearance. Click here and learn more.
This is an article about the disappearance of Carla Mae Burns and her husband’s facing murder charges in her disappearance. Click here and learn more.
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The above information is found on Carla Mae Burns’ Charley Project Page. I have adapted and remixed it. It is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution Noncommercial 4.0 International License.


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