Brandes, approximately 1996
Date reported missing : 09/13/1996
Missing location (approx) :
Missing classification : Endangered Missing
Gender : Male
DOB : 04/16/1949 (72)
Age at the time of disappearance: 47 years old
Height / Weight : 5'6 - 5'8, 140 pounds
Medical conditions : Brandes suffers from unspecified health problems. He has a history of alcohol abuse.
Distinguishing characteristics, birthmarks, tattoos
: Caucasian male. Brown hair, brown eyes. Brandes had a mustache at the time of his disappearance. He walks with a noticeable limp and uses a cane.
Information on the case from local sources, may or may not be correct : Brandes was last seen in Denver, Colorado on September 13, 1996. He has never been heard from again. He had a history of dropping out of sight from time to time, so he wasn't reported missing until November 19, after a relative saw his truck being driven by someone else.
The police later located the truck, but there was no sign of Brandes. He is missing under suspicious circumstances. Few details are available in his case.
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