Brooke Henson - South Carolina - 1999 Feb 15, 2014 16:23:08 GMT -5
Post by HeadMarshal on Feb 15, 2014 16:23:08 GMT -5
(Aboce: Brooke, circa 1999. Photo Credit: Charley Project)
Missing Person Profile as of September 3rd, 2014 (based on Charley Project website):
Missing Since: July 4, 1999 from Travelers Rest, South Carolina
Classification: Endangered Missing
Date of Birth: April 17, 1979
Height and Weight (at time of disappearance): 5'4, 104 lbs
Distinguishing Characteristics: Caucasian female. Blonde hair, brown eyes. Henson's ears are pierced and her hair was dyed brown at the time of her disappearance. She smoked Marlboro cigarettes at the time of her 1999 disappearance, and did not normally wear makeup. Her nickname is Brookey.
Clothing/Jewelry: A tan tank top, dark green shorts, black sandals, a silver watch on her left wrist and a silver bracelet on her right wrist.
TIPS: Anyone having information should call the Travelers Rest Police Department at 864-23-CRIME or the South Carolina Law Enforcement Division at 803-737-9000
Authorities are searching for Brooke Henson, who went missing in 1999. Her case was aired in 2007.
Brooke Henson lived with her family in Travelers Rest, South Carolina. On Jul 4, 1999, her parents returned from a concert and saw her on their porch. She left the house a 2:30 AM after a verbal dispute with her boyfriend, Shaun Shirley. She left a note for her boyfriend and left for a store to purchase cigarettes, she was never seen again. Shaun and his friends have been uncooperative with investigators, and most of the people in Henson's life were involved in criminal activity. Investigators have a suspect in this case, but do not have enough evidence to charge him.
The case took a very strange turn when a woman named Esther Reed enrolled for courses at Columbia University, using Henson's name, date of birth and social security number. She applied for a job and her employer looked up Brooke Henson and saw that the name belonged to the missing woman. Esther claimed that she was Brooke Henson and had left home voluntarily. She fled after a DNA test was arranged. AMW profiled her in 2007 and was arrested in Illinois in 2008, making her Capture #974. She was sentenced and released in 2011 (according to the Federal Bureau of Prisons website). Investigators determined that she had nothing to do with Brooke Henson's disappearance.
Thoughts? It seems like authorities may know what happened to Brooke, but there's not enough evidence to bring anyone to trial. Also out of all the identities you can steal, why would you steal an identity of a missing person? You just do a google search and chances are, you'll figure out the history behind the false identity.
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