Brandon Swanson- Minnesota- 2008 Jul 27, 2019 3:02:49 GMT -5
Post by Scumhunter on Jul 27, 2019 3:02:49 GMT -5
(Above: Left: Swanson, circa 2008; Right: Age-progression to age 30 (circa 2019). Photo Credits: National Center for Missing & Exploited Children)
Missing Adult Profile as of July 27th, 2019: (Based on Charley Project and/or NCMEC's missingkids.org website profiles)
Full Name: Brandon Victor Swanson
Missing Since: 5/14/2008
Missing From: Marshall, Minnesota
Date of Birth: 1/30/1989
Age (at time of disappearance): 19 years old
Age (as of 7/37/2019): 30 years old
Height and Weight: 5'6, 120 pounds
Clothing/Jewelry Description: A white t-shirt under a blue striped Polo sweatshirt, baggy blue jeans, a black hooded zip-up jacket with an emblem on the back, a white flat-billed Minnesota Twins baseball cap twisted to the side, white sneakers, a heavy sterling silver necklace and one stud earring in each ear.
Distinguishing Characteristics: Caucasian male. Brown hair, blue eyes. Swanson wears black wire-framed eyeglasses. He has pierced ears and a small scar above his left eye. He is legally blind in his left eye.
TIPS: Anyone having information should call 1-800-THE-LOST or the Lincoln County Sheriff's Office (Minnesota) 1-507-694-1664
From The Charley Project:
Details of Disappearance
Swanson was last seen in Marshall, Minnesota on May 14, 2008. It was the last day of classes at Minnesota West Community and Technical College in Canby, Minnesota, where he was enrolled in a wind turbine program, and he had gone out with a friend to celebrate.
Swanson was on his way home to Marshall when he accidentally drove his car into a ditch, where it got stuck. He wasn't injured in the accident. He called his parents on his cellular phone at 12:30 a.m. and asked for help. His parents were unable to find him, so Swanson said he was going to walk to the nearby town of Lynd, Minnesota, where he could see lights. He was on the phone with his father while he was walking.
Shortly after 2:00 a.m., Swanson suddenly swore and the call ended abruptly. His father tried to call him back several times, but never got an answer. Swanson has never been heard from again. His father spent several hours looking for him, then notified the police at 6:30 a.m.
The following day, authorities using cellular phone records located Swanson's car one and a half miles north of the Lyon/Lincoln County line, off Highway 68 west of Taunton, Minnesota. There was no sign of him at the scene.
An extensive search of the area turned up no sign of him. The car wasn't anywhere near the place Swanson said it was; he had been twenty miles away from there. Apparently had gotten confused about his location.
Although there were some accounts that he'd been drinking alcohol that evening, investigators don't believe he was intoxicated or otherwise impaired when he disappeared. Some authorities believe he blundered into the Yellow Medicine River while he was walking in the dark.
The river, which is up to 15 feet deep in places, was running high and fast at that time. Searches of the river didn't produce his body, however, and there's no evidence to support any theory.
Swanson is a 2007 graduate of Marshall High School. He had made arrangements to transfer to Iowa Western Community College in Council Bluffs in August 2008. He planned to eventually enroll in a four-year university and have a career in the sciences.
He had worked at the Hy-Vee Food Store for four years before his disappearance. Swanson's mother describes him as an avid reader with many interests, and very devoted to his family.
Brandon's Law, named for Swanson, was passed later in 2008. The law requires Minnesota police to begin an immediate search for missing adults under 21, as well as older adults who are missing under suspicious circumstances. Swanson's case remains unsolved.
NCMEC link: api.missingkids.org/poster/NCMC/1097768/1/screen
Thoughts? A few technical notes first:
-I am placing Brandon's case in the Missing on TV section since Nancy Grace covered Brandon's disappearance for a digital series on CNN's website called Nancy Grace's Cold Cases. Some of us like Nancy Grace and some of us don't but I feel like the CNN coverage means this is technically a tv case: www.cnn.com/2010/CRIME/01/18/grace.coldcase.swanson/
-We did have a previous thread on Brandon but it was not properly formatted for the forum. The poster who posted I haven't seen on our site in a long time but just in case he ever comes across our site again, I wanted to let him know he didn't do anything wrong, I just reformatted the thread so it would be easier to read and he is more than welcome to come back and post cases again
Anyway, obviously the circumstances don't sound too promising and it seems like Brandon at the very least died from sort of accident but his family still deserves answers and to know exactly what happened even after over ten years.
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