SHERMAN, NY – The sister of the Warren County, Pennsylvania man who was last seen early Saturday morning, July 7 at the Great Blue Heron Music Festival is reporting on social media that he has passed away.
Heather Burkett, the sister of 23-year-old Sven Blumquist, made a public post on his Facebook page Friday morning that Blumquist’s body was apparently discovered Thursday night.
According to the Jamestown Post-Journal, Local police began searching for Blumquist in the largely wooded area in and around the Blue Heron Music Festival grounds in Sherman earlier this week after he was last seen walking away from his campsite around 1 a.m. Saturday.
His Family said when last seen, he was in search of music when he left most of his belongings and ventured into the nearby woods. He had not been seen or heard from since.
Because Blumquist is a resident of Pennsylvania, the Conewango Township Police Department in Warren County headed up the investigation, though officers and K9 units from several agencies — including the New York State Police, Chautauqua County Sheriff’s Office and state Forest Rangers — assisted with the search.
Authorities have not yet confirmed that Blumquist has been located.