Missing Wall Street Journal Reporter Found Dead in New Jersey

David Christopher Bird loved reggae music, the Boston Red Sox, traveling, marathon running and more.

DavidBirdMissingMelanie Grayce West is a Wall Street Journal reporter based in New York. She’s also a wife and mother, and it is on that end of the spectrum that today’s terrible bit of assigned news no doubt resonates most.

Per her item, the body of colleague David Christopher Bird, missing for more than a year, was found this week and has been positively identified:

Canoers found a body in northern New Jersey’s Passaic River on Wednesday. It was identified as Mr. Bird through dental records on Thursday, the police said.

The discovery marks the end of more than a year of searching for Mr. Bird, 55 years old. He worked for Dow Jones for more than two decades, most recently covering energy markets.

Mr. Bird leaves behind a wife and two teenage children.

Our sincere condolences to Bird’s family and members of the Wall Street Journal/Dow Jones fraternity. RIP.

[Flyer image via: finddavidbird.info]