Credit Card Data Provides Lead for Missing WSJ Reporter

Credit Card Data Provides Lead for Missing WSJ Reporter

January 20, 2014         Written By Natalie Rutledge

Wall Street Journal reporter David Bird went missing on January 11th after he went out for a walk near his home in New Jersey. Five days later, the first clue of his location emerged when Bird’s credit card was used in Mexico.

Bird’s wife was the last person to see him before his disappearance. Nancy Bird noted that he took his jacket and wallet with him but left his cell phone at home. After a few hours had passed without any word from Bird, she called police to start an investigation.

“I knew this wasn’t right. Something was wrong. He’s a really great dad and a really great husband,” said Nancy.

The credit card was used near the Mexican/United States border. At this time, no other charges have been put on the card or any other financial accounts Bird has.

Bird, 55, is an energy reporter for The Wall Street Journal and has been with the paper for more than 20 years. His family fears that his recent reports about OPEC may have something to do with his disappearance.

Bird takes medication twice a day for a liver transplant. He did not take his medication with him when he left the house.

Hundreds of people have rallied together to search for Bird since his absence. Divers have searched the nearby Passiac River, and a helicopter crew has been on full alert.

The information contained within this article was accurate as of January 20, 2014. For up-to-date
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Natalie Rutledge majored in Communications at Mississippi State University. She was in sales for a number of businesses and spent nine years working as a communications advisor to various entities. Natalie can be contacted directly at
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