UPDATE: Missing Atlanta financial adviser took no family gun

Financial planner Chris Burns, founder and CEO of Dynamic Money. Burns disappeared before a deadline to turn in documents to the SEC, police said. (Screengrab)

Family also questions police report that Burns possibly suicidal

Editor’s note: This article has been updated with comments from family attorney

Chris Burns, an Atlanta financial adviser reported missing late last week, did not take any of his family’s weapons when he disappeared, as was first believed, according to an attorney for the family.

An initial police report was mistaken in saying that Burns, who hosted a radio show and has appeared regularly on television news programs, had a handgun, said Kristen Novay, attorney for his wife.

“All the weapons were accounted for,” Novay said.

The family also does not share the opinion of the police report that Burns was possibly suicidal, she said.

A spokesman for the Gwinnett Police Department, which issued the report, told The Atlanta Journal-Constitution on Wednesday that he would defer to representatives of the family as having “better access to the most updated information.”

Burns left home Sept. 24, the day before he was supposed to provide the Securities and Exchange Commission with documents related to his business, his wife told Gwinnett Police. She said he was not told the nature of the investigation.

A spokeswoman for the Securities and Exchange Commission said Monday that the agency does not confirm or deny the existence of investigations unless a decision is made to pursue action against an individual in court or before an administrative judge.

Burns is founder of Dynamic Money and a podcast of the same name. He purchased air time from WSB radio for a weekly radio show and was “not a direct employee,” according to the station. He was also a guest on Fox News programs at least several times in the past few months.

Burns' vehicle was found in a parking lot on Perimeter Center East in Dunwoody. Inside was an envelope with copies of cashier’s checks totaling more than $78,000, police said.

“There is still a lot of developing information that is coming in every day," said Novay, adding the family is working with authorities for Burns' "safe return home.”

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