Police Looking for 29-Year-Old Madison Man Last Seen in Salem

Police Looking for 29-Year-Old Madison Man Last Seen in Salem


Investigators from the Indiana State Police (ISP) in Sellersburg are investigating the disappearance of a 29-Year-Old Madison man after he was last seen walking into a wooded area south of Salem last week. 

On Thursday, July 29, 2021, family members of Dillon W. Burgan, 29, of Madison, Indiana, contacted the Washington County Sheriff’s Department to report Burgan as missing. 

Burgan was last seen walking into a heavily wooded area behind an acquaintance’s house on SR 135, approximately four miles south of Salem, Indiana, earlier that day. 

A search for Burgan began on Thursday evening and continued thru Friday and Saturday. 

Officers and volunteers from the Washington County Sheriff’s Department, the Salem Police Department, Indiana Conservation Officers, The Gibson Township Fire Department, and the Southern Indiana Search and Rescue Association took part in the search.  The investigation included an extensive ground search utilizing off-road vehicles and K9. 

On Saturday evening, ISP detectives assumed the investigation, and on Monday, an ISP helicopter searched the area believed to be where Burgan was last seen. 

Burgan was last seen wearing gray and orange shorts.  A Picture of Dillon Burgan is attached to this news release. 

If anyone has seen or spoken with Dillon Burgan on or after July 29, 2021, please contact Detective Travis Baker at the Indiana State Police post in Sellersburg at 812-248-4374.