Body May have Been Found of 23 Year Old Theresa Burke Missing Since 11/10/13 Last Seen in Pittsfield, MA
23 year old Theresa Burke has been missing since early Sunday morning, November 10, 2013. The young Dalton woman was last seen about 3 a.m. Sunday after she attended a show at Chameleon’s in Pittsfield on Saturday night that included a fundraiser for the Berkshire Band-Itz roller derby team of which she was a member. Authorities are reporting that a body of a woman was found near the American Legion on Monday morning and is believed to be that of Theresa Burke. The body was found in a wooded area near 258 North St. (Rt.9).
23 Year Old Theresa Burke
Burke’s family and friends began posting on Facebook that she was missing on Sunday and her mother, Catherine Burke, contacted police. They also searched the neighborhood and passed her picture and information to convenience stores and other places. She was believed to have her cell phone but did not respond to anyone.
According to Facebook posts, she was last seen in Dalton wearing gray yoga pants, black combat boots and a possibly a gray hooded sweat shirt, and that it would be unusual for her not to contact her mother.
Burke, who has a 5-year-old daughter, Madison, would have been 24 on Thanksgiving Day, according to her Facebook page. She was described as a loving mother and daughter, a cheerful person and a good friend.
On Monday around 9 a.m., Dalton Police were called to the vicinity of American Legion Benjamin Sullivan Post 155 at 258 North St. (Route 9), where they found a woman’s body in a wooded area adjacent to the playground.
“We believe it to be Theresa Burke,” Dalton Police Sergeant Christopher Furlong said Monday.
State police detectives with the Berkshire District Attorney’s Office and the local medical examiner’s office are now investigating the cause of death.