Laurence Brannum- California- 2009 Sept 8, 2018 0:58:25 GMT -5
Post by Scumhunter on Sept 8, 2018 0:58:25 GMT -5
(Above: Laurence, circa 2009. Photo Credit: National Center for Missing & Exploited Children's missingkids.org website)
Missing Person Profile as of September 8th, 2018: (Based on Charley Project and/or missingkids.org websites)
Full Name: Laurence Kailanii Brannum
Missing Since: 4/15/2009
Missing From: Santa Maria, California
Date of Birth: 6/30/1999
Age (at time of disappearance): 9 years old
Age (as of 9/8/2018): 19 years old
Height and Weight (at time of disappearancd): 4'9, 64 pounds
Distinguishing Characteristics: African-American male. Brown hair, brown eyes. Laurence goes by his middle name, Kailanii.
TIPS: Anyone having information should call 1-800-THE-LOST or the Santa Barbara County Sheriff's Office (California) at 1-805-681-4100
From The Charley Project:
Details of Disappearance
Laurence was last seen in Santa Maria, California at 10:00 a.m. on April 15, 2009. He was camping in the area with friends. While playing on the rocks at the north end of Paradise Beach, near Mussel Rock, Laurence was knocked over by a wave and swept out to sea.
The area where he was is very remote and accessible only by foot, and you had to walk for three hours to get cellular phone reception, so the authorities didn't begin the search of Laurence until after 4:00 p.m. An extensive search turned up no sign of him or his body. The ocean in that area is rough and very dangerous, and others have died after being swept into the water in similar circumstances.
Laurence was adopted by a single woman as an infant; she also adopted his three older siblings. His family describes him as an outdoorsy and adventurous child who loved animals, nature, sports and memorizing Bible verses. He was in the third grade at Harloe Elementary School at the time of his disappearance. He is presumed to have drowned, but he remains listed as missing since his body has never been recovered.
NCMEC link: api.missingkids.org/poster/NCMC/1120672
Thoughts? I realize it seems Laurence in all likelihood sadly died by accident but still wanted to post his case on the off-chance (albeit an admitted longshot) that perhaps at least one day his remains can be found to give him a proper burial.
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