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Jeramy Burt Was Having Some Serious Marital Issues When He Vanished

Jeramy Burt

Jeramy Carl Burt


Two Boise men went missing three years apart. Ahren Barnard disappeared in 2004; Jeramy Burt in 2007. Mutual acquaintances still link them together — two lawyers who were good friends, according to police — with theories of a possible hit man, and strings of connections to multiple people. The web of mystery, growing larger over time, have put the cases in cold water for nearly two decades.

Boise, Idaho — Burt's mistress, Jeannie Braun is considered a person of interest. Apparently, during some of the meetings the two had, Burt recorded her admitting to committing illegal acts under her practice.

Jeramy Carl Burt joined the U.S. Navy and served in the Gulf War between 1993 and 1999. While stationed in Japan, he met his first wife Rena. They married, but the relationship quickly ended and she returned to Japan.

Burt was having some serious marital issues at the time of his disappearance on February 11, 2007. In 2003, he married his second wife Kim George and had a daughter. However, their marriage fell apart and they divorced during that same year. In 2007, he and ex-wife remained good friends in order to raise their daughter. They continued to live together at his father's house.

Every friend and family member stated Burt simply loved and cherished his young daughter too much to simply abandon her and never make contact with her ever again. It was also believed that he was dealing with his marital turmoil in an appropriate and mature manner.

Jeramy Carl Burt hired attorney Jeannie Braun to assist in the divorce proceedings involving his first wife Rena, which was finalized in May 2002. They began an affair around the time he separated from his second wife Kim George. However, Burt secretly tape-recorded their conversations about illegal activity she was involved in. Their romance ended when he testified against her in court in 2004.

Jeannie Braun pleaded guilty to forging a judge's signature on documents in a custody case. She was subsequently sentenced to 1 year in the Ada County Jail and 14 years on probation. She was also disbarred from practicing law in the state of Idaho.

On the night of his disappearance, Burt's ex-wife received a suspicious text message from Burt's phone that stated he would be starting a fresh new life and was going to disappear. It was shortly after receiving the message, that Kim George realized her ex-husband had taken her car rather than his own.

On May 18, 2007, a burned red Mercury Cougar vehicle was discovered by cowboys in a remote area of Owyhee Desert in southwest Idaho, 45 miles north of the Nevada-Utah border and miles away from the resident he shared with his ex-wife.

No further clues were discovered when searching the car.

Following Jeramy Burt's disappearance, Jeannie Braun took a polygraph test but authorities did not release her results. She denied her involvement in his disappearance, and claimed they had no contact for months.

The family believes Burt's disappearance is a matter of foul play, but there are still several people that believe Burt did indeed abandon his old life.

On July 4, 2016, Burt's ex-wife, who had since remarried, died of an apparent suicide. Their daughter now lives in Boise, Idaho with her stepfather.

The circumstances of Burt's disappearance is currently classified as missing.

If you have any information regarding the disappearance of Jeramy Carl Burt please contact the Boise Police Department at (208) 321-0588 or (208) 570-6290.

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