Do you guys realize how many unsolved murders and missing persons we have right here in West Texas…no just West Texas but right here in our area, like within a 300 mile radius?

I’ll admit I get a little heated and somewhat judgey when it comes to this kind of stuff, I mean solving a crime or missing persons case  with all the technology we have in this day and age should be relatively easy right?

At least that’s my initial feeling.  I understand however, I don’t know the first thing about what goes into a murder investigation or missing persons case so it’s easy for me to say it should be easy.  I just can’t understand some of the things I read when it comes to this kind of stuff.

Much like my feelings about the Hailey Dunn case, it’s just beyond me that cases like this remain unsolved.  Right now I’m looking into the case of a 26 year old father of 4 Brandon Lawson who went missing on August 9th, 2013 after a fight with his wife (common law wife or girlfriend however you want to see it).  He left that evening at 11:53pm to head to his dads house, 45 minutes later he calls his brother saying he has ran out of gas at which time his brother and his fiancé call Brandon’s fiancé who says she’s going to leave the gas can on the porch, take a shower and go to bed.  About 12 minutes later Brandon makes a seemingly frantic  call to 911 that no one knows about for a month and only because Ladessa saw the call on phone records.  His brother reaches Brandon’s vehicle but there is no sign of Brandon, and it’s obvious he’s taken his keys and cell phone with him.  While at Brandon’s vehicle a state trooper shows up in response to a 911 call made by a truck driver who sees the truck unsafely parked on the side of the road.  At some point Brandon calls his brother while he is still there at the truck with the state trooper, he also makes a call to his brothers fiancé that is very hard to understand but from what she can tell he says something about bleeding and hurry and he’s 10 miles up the road.  Brandon makes three calls to his fiancé whose phone is on the charger in her car, he’s called his brother for help, he’s called his brothers fiancé for help and he’s called 911.  How on earth is this man still missing?

Although once a cell phone is turned off or goes dead it can no longer be traced, it can however be traced to the last place is was when it was turned off or went dead.  It’s hard for me to believe that his phone was turned off or died immediately after the last activity that came from it that night.  At the very least the location of the phone could be traced to the last place it was before it died or was turned off.  In that case would law enforcement not go directly to that location and look for evidence? Searches for Brandon weren’t even executed (professional searches) until four months later.  How is that ok?  I’m not trying to stir anything up but this just seems like a situation that wasn’t handled correctly and if it had been we might know what happened to Brandon Lawson.  The sad truth is that we don’t and we may never know what happened to the young father of 4 that night in August 2013.

My heart goes out to the family and friends and I sincerely hope that one day Brandon is found.


If you have any information regarding the whereabouts of Brandon Lawson please contact the Coke County Sheriff’s office.

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