In the meantime, officers at the Sheriff’s Department continued to search for Tyler. In a stroke of luck, someone matching his description was seen in Martinsville on Sunday. Police confirmed that it was Tyler and notified Burger.
Burger is thrilled that his grandson has been found safe. It appears that Tyler just picked up and left one day, without a word to anyone. Even his roommate didn’t know where he’d gone. Finally, after two months of fearful waiting and wondering, Tyler’s family can breathe easy.
“I haven’t been able to sleep. It’s been really rough. Why he didn’t call and stay in touch, I don’t know, but I’m just glad he’s alive,” Burger said.
Family members haven’t yet traveled to Martinsville to find Tyler, but the trip is planned for the very near future. It is unclear why he chose to leave without notifying anyone, but for everyone who has been hoping and praying that Tyler would be found safe and alive, your prayers have been answered.
Burger said the family is grateful for the support they have received during the search and they will be reuniting with Tyler soon.
Contact: Amanda Browning 812-663-3111 x7004