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    MI - Jody Brant, 16, Erie, 27 May 1994

    Jody Lynn Brant, Missing since May 27, 1994


    DOB: Feb 16, 1978
    Missing: May 27, 1994
    Age at time: 16
    Age Now: 27
    Sex: Female
    Race: White
    Hair: Blonde
    Eyes: Hazel
    Height: 5'3"
    Weight: 122lbs
    Missing From: Lawrenceville, Gwinnett County, Georgia
    Endangered Missing

    Jody traveled alone from Georgia and was heading to Pontiac, Michigan to stay with family. At some point during the trip she contacted her family stating that she was lost. That was the last time anyone heard from Jody. Her vehicle, a 1987 Ford Escort, was located burned in Erie, Ohio.

    http://www.doenetwork.org/
    Case File 1097DFGA
    This case never received a lot of press. Anyone familiar?

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    what parent lets a 16 year old drive that distance alone?
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    I am about the same age as Jody and lived in the same area of Georgia. It is a straight shot up I75. At 16 could not even drive into Atlanta by myself.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Brie
    what parent lets a 16 year old drive that distance alone?

    I agree. That is too far for someone that young to drive alone,
    What a sad story.

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    She has a myspace page now...

    I just put up a myspace page for her on behalf of Lighting the Way Home. If you are on MS please send a friend request.... I need a case manager for this one! Any takers?? I don't have many pics of her but did create a flyer for her.....

    http://www.myspace.com/jodylynnbrant
    The above post is as always MY OPINION ONLY!

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    Her brother just contacted me...

    He did clear up some things for me and I hope he will be joining us here soon. As far as her parents letting her drive to Michigan, it was just her mom and Jody just left without telling anyone. The family is originally from Michigan and the dad still lives there but has nothing to do with his children. He stated she was on her way to visit her cousin who lives in Michigan and never made it. When she did not show up the family was contacted by the cousin and they filed a missing person report the next day and that is when they found out that her car was found charred on a desserted road in Ohio.

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    Quote Originally Posted by georgiagirl View Post
    He did clear up some things for me and I hope he will be joining us here soon. As far as her parents letting her drive to Michigan, it was just her mom and Jody just left without telling anyone. The family is originally from Michigan and the dad still lives there but has nothing to do with his children. He stated she was on her way to visit her cousin who lives in Michigan and never made it. When she did not show up the family was contacted by the cousin and they filed a missing person report the next day and that is when they found out that her car was found charred on a desserted road in Ohio.

    I am so happy to hear that he contacted you. I really hope he will join here. I pray that we will get some answers concerning Jody's disappearance one day soon .

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    Quote Originally Posted by Brie View Post
    what parent lets a 16 year old drive that distance alone?
    that was my first thought too!
    "i'm not going to marry you. i'm going to EAT you."

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    I've never seen this case in the media, just through my own random digging in the Charley Project files. According to the Charley Project, her car was found only 2 miles outside of Toledo, Ohio and barely into Michigan state off a rural road in Ottawa Lake. The area is described as being near I-75. The first call she made when lost was in Erie, Ohio, which appears to be the area just East of the Toledo area. She didn't really get that far.

    http://www.charleyproject.org/cases/b/brant_jody.html

    This sounds to me like she either got lost again or was having car trouble and exited the interstate, then someone took advantage of the situation. I don't know why she would have called and told a friend she'd made it to Pontiac. But, as they mention, maybe the call was made under duress. Or, maybe she just meant that she had it into the state of Michigan at that point (not specifically Pontiac yet) and just stated she had arrived safely figuring it would be smooth sailing from there.

    Anyway, it's unfortunate all the way around. She shouldn't have been traveling alone and we shouldn't live in a world where there are creeps who prey on women in these situations. This definitely sounds like the type of case where they could find more leads by comparing it to other disappearances or attacks in that area, possible serial killer who maybe never came up on the radar as being a suspect.
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    It is a shame so much time has past since she disappeared. She may have even been abducted from a rest stop asking for directions. She would have been an easy target for a predator. Being a teenager lost and so far from home.

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    Quote Originally Posted by georgiagirl View Post
    He did clear up some things for me and I hope he will be joining us here soon. As far as her parents letting her drive to Michigan, it was just her mom and Jody just left without telling anyone. The family is originally from Michigan and the dad still lives there but has nothing to do with his children. He stated she was on her way to visit her cousin who lives in Michigan and never made it. When she did not show up the family was contacted by the cousin and they filed a missing person report the next day and that is when they found out that her car was found charred on a desserted road in Ohio.

    Any new information for this case?

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    bumping

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    I set up a myspace page for her awhile back and really need someone to take it over or at least help me keep it up until someone else can step in. I just checked it and a couple of her family members had sent messages. Let me know if you are interested in helping me maintain this page!

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    Thanks for keeping her story alive Jody was my cousin by marriage. She was a nice girl and her disappearance devistated her mother. Her brother is a great guy and I am sure he is glad people are still looking for her. When I saw Jaycees story it reminded me of her because they look so similiar. Wonder what happend to her.

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