Search to resume for missing student

Published 10:07 am Monday, July 27, 2009

HUNTINGTON, W.Va. (AP) — The identification of a missing woman’s remains in South Carolina has re-energized a group’s effort to find a Marshall University student killed during the same crime spree.

Founder Monica Caison told WSAZ-TV that Community United Effort — Center for Missing Persons plans to return to West Virginia in September to search for Samantha Burns’ remains.

Caison says the identification of Alice Donovan’s remains in South Carolina has given her new hope.

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Chadrick Fulks and Brandon Basham were convicted of killing Donovan during a crime spree in 2002 that started when they broke out of a Kentucky jail. They also pleaded guilty to killing Burns in West Virginia.

Fulks directed searchers to Donovan’s remains. He also has provided information about Burns’ remains.