- The Washington Times - Tuesday, January 21, 2014

The FBI has joined the search for missing Wall Street Journal reporter David Bird, who was last seen leaving his home in New Jersey for a short walk 10 days ago.

The FBI’s Newark team is assisting the Long Hill Township Police Department in finding Mr. Bird, a 55-year-old avid walker and energy reporter, who disappeared Jan. 11, Fox News reported.

He had a liver transplant nearly 10 years ago and was recovering from a gastrointestinal virus, said Long Hill Township Police Chief Michael Mazzeo.

“We’ve been searching portions of the Passaic River in the event that he may have slipped and fell into the water,” he told Fox. “We’ve also searched all of the roadsides to see if maybe someone hit him with a car because some of these roads are pitch black.”

Expansive searches have yielded no sign of Mr. Bird, and law enforcement haven’t yet ruled out foul play, a law enforcement source told Fox.

Sources close to the family told NBC News that Mr. Bird’s credit card was used in Mexico Wednesday night. The family fears the energy reporter’s coverage of OPEC may be related to his disappearance.