The search for a missing Wall Street Journal reporter from New Jersey took a bizarre twist Thursday when a family member said his credit card was used in Mexico, according to a report.
A purchase was made with David Bird’s credit card in Mexico Wednesday
night, four days after the energy reporter was last seen going for a
walk near his Long Hill Township, NJ home.
According to NBC News, a source close to the family confirmed the
purchase, and said his disappearance may be connected to his OPEC
It was unclear if the family believes Bird is in Mexico.
A family spokesman called the NBC report “speculation.”
“There are a lot of rumors going around,” Carolyn Buscarino, a family
friend for 10 years, told the Post. “It’s like he vanished.”
Bird, 55, an avid hiker and marathoner, vanished Saturday afternoon
after telling his wife he was going for a walk, presumably in the woods
near their house.
Bird’s wife Nancy said he left the house wearing a red jacket, jeans and sneakers, but left his phone at home.
His wife said he had been suffering from a gastrointestinal virus, and took medication for a liver transplant.
The prescription, which he left home, is for anti-rejection
medication, and the family said he can’t go on for too long without it.
Bird’s disappearance drew more than 100 cops and volunteers who have scoured the area for a trace of the missing journalist.