Meet Nancy Bird; she is the wife of energy reporter at the Wall Street Journal, David Bird. Unfortunately this is one of those news we don’t like. According to papers, the 55-year-old reporter has been missing since last weekend.
His wife, Nancy Fleming Bird, 52, said the couple was putting away Christmas decorations Saturday afternoon when Mr. Bird put on his red rain jacket and said he wanted to take a quick walk before an expected rainstorm. He left the house at 4:30 p.m. and didn’t take his phone. She also said her husband had been feeling under the weather with a gastrointestinal virus. He was starting to feel better, and she wasn’t surprised that he wanted to get some fresh air.
According to her LinkedIn Nancy works at the New Jersey Sharing Network. She has a BA from the Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania.
A couple of hours later after her husband left, it was raining heavily; that’s when Ms. Bird reported him missing.
“I knew this wasn’t right. Something was wrong,” “He’s a really great dad and a really great husband.”
The couple has two children, Alex, 16, and Natasha, 13. Mrs. Bird said she is grateful for the support from hundreds of officials and volunteers searching and distributing flyers, and others who have attended vigils.
“I’m surrounded by love and I can feel it,” she said. “I’m just praying that David can feel it, too, and it will bring him home.”
Nancy’s husband covers energy issues for Dow Jones Newswires and The Wall Street Journal.
Wall Street Journal managing editor Gerard Baker issued the following statement:
Our thoughts are with his family and we are working with the Long Hill Township Police Department as they continue their search.”
Her husband is known for walking the trails on Hicks Tract in Millington and is also a liver-transplant recipient and takes medication twice a day. His wife said he could become ill without the medication.
Anyone with information call the Long Hill Township Police Department at 908-647-1800.
Sadly on March 19, 2015 New Jersey pulled the body of David Bird from Passaic River. Mr. Bird’s body was spotted by two men boating. His body was identified through dental records. The cause of death has not been released.