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California man sought since ex-girlfriend disappeared is found in Oregon woods

Tyler Burrow was found with Bailey Blunt’s dog and truck


A Humboldt County man who had been sought since his ex-girlfriend disappeared was arrested in Oregon after a hunter reportedly came across his encampment.

Images from missing-persons flyer for Bailey Blunt.
Images from missing-persons flyer for Bailey Blunt. 

Tyler Burrow, 24, and Bailey Blunt, 28, were each reported missing by their families in late September. According to an October news release from the Humboldt County sheriff’s office, Blunt was last seen on Sept. 22 when she went to retrieve her belongings from a property associated with Burrow near the community of Willow Creek.

Two days later, her pickup truck was detected by license plate readers in Redding and in Central Point, Ore., the sheriff’s office said.

On Oct. 31, a warrant was issued for Burrow in connection with a Trinity County assault not related to Blunt’s disappearance.

The arrest on the afternoon of Tuesday, Nov. 14, near Trail, Ore., came after a hunter who had been in the area contacted Blunt’s sister Steffany Baroni, who had been coordinating a public search, and told her of finding an encampment in the woods.

She passed that information on to sheriff’s investigators in Oregon’s Jackson County, she told the North Coast news site Redheaded Blackbelt, and they found Burrow near the site, about 30 miles north of Central Point.

They also found Blunt’s dog, Hank, and her pickup truck, which had been spray-painted black, Baroni said.

A search party that Blunt’s family had organized for Saturday, Nov. 18, has been called off, Baroni’s Facebook page says.

Anyone with information regarding Blunt’s whereabouts is asked to call the Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office at 707-445-7251.

Sage Alexander can be reached at 707-441-0504.