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Samantha Nicole Burns
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Birth: Apr. 21, 1983
Death: 2002

November 11, 2002 at 9:45 p.m. she phoned her mothers and said she was on her way home form Marshall University Courtyard Apts. she was visiting friends. She lived in East Hamlin and never returned home or has never been heard from since.

Police were able to locate her car on fire in Wayne County on November 12th. There were no signs of her at her car.

Two days later 2 suspects were identified as Chadwick Fulks and Branden L. Basham. The two individuals escaped from Hopkins Jail on November 4th and went on a crime spree. They are responsible for multiple robberies, car thefts and at least 1 burgulary.

Police say the two men abducted Burns, drove her car around and attempted to with some success withdraw money from her account.

Basham in July of 2005 pleaded guilty to the murder of Burns and is serving a life sentence in prision. Both men are on death row in South Carolina. The two men also murdered Alice Louise Donovan of South Carolina on November 14, 2002.

Any information contact the West Virginia State Police at 304-528-5555.

In March of 2013 Federal FBI agents allowed Fulks to be released from death row to help search for the remains of Burns.

The two-page order signed by U.S. District Judge Robert C. Chambers in Huntington, W.Va., allowed the FBI to take custody of Fulks for 18 hours between March 25 and April 12. Federal and state investigators conducted a search for Burns' remains on land near train tracks and an intersection near West Virginia 75. It's a rural area near where Kentucky, West Virginia and Ohio meet. (The Associated Press)

Body lost or destroyed
Specifically: Body has never been found
Created by: Amanda Bishop Burns
Record added: Oct 10, 2013
Find A Grave Memorial# 118471914
Samantha Nicole Burns
Added by: Amanda Bishop Burns
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