Vital Statistics at Time of Disappearance
Details of Disappearance
Lynn was last seen on April 17, 1982 in Florida, Massachusetts. She vanished from the Barefoot Peddler general store. She was the lone clerk at the store at the time of her disappearance. At around 8:30 p.m., as her shift was ending, Burdick's parents, Rufus and Dorothy, called the store to see if she wanted a ride. When there was no answer, they sent their son, Brian, to check on her. Burdick was gone, as was $187 from the register.
She was a McCann Technical High School senior at the time. Lynn did not date or drive, and she spent her free time raising money for the disabled. She was scheduled to roller-skate in a cerebral palsy benefit in Pittsfield three days later.
Hundreds searched the woods for days, but she hasn't been heard from since.
There was a near-abduction and attack of a student in Williamstown less than an hour before Burdick's disappearance. A dark Ford sedan fitting the description of the vehicle used in the attack was later spotted by a North Adams police officer speeding east on Route 2, toward Florida Mountain and in the direction of the Barefoot Peddler. The sedan was never spotted again.
If you have any information concerning this case, please contact:
Massachusetts State Police
The Berkshire Eagle