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    MO - Branson Perry, 20, Skidmore, 11 April 2001

    http://www.theyaremissed.org/ncma/ga...hp?A200604987S




    Branson Kayne Perry

    Classification:
    Endangered Missing Adult Date of Birth:
    1981-02-24 Date Missing:
    2001-04-11 From City/State:
    Skidmore, MO Missing From (Country):
    USA Age at Time of Disappearance:
    20 Gender:
    Male Race:
    White Height:
    70 inches Weight:
    140 pounds Hair Color:
    Blonde Eye Color:
    Blue Complexion:
    Light Identifying Characteristics:
    Small faint scar on upper right cheek, small scar on left knee. Clothing:
    Possibly wearing a T-shirt (Size Medium to Large) and shorts (Size 32). Jewelry:
    Possibly wearing necklacees and leather trinkets or chains with arrowheads on them.



    Circumstances of Disappearance:
    Unknown. Branson was last seen at approximately 3:00pm at his residence in the vicinity of the 300 block of W. Oak St. in Skidmore, MO. He left the residence on foot and indicated he was taking a pair of jumper cables to a shed that sat on a lot adjacent to the residence. It is unknown if he ever arrived. Investigative Agency: Nodaway County Sheriff Phone: (660) 582-7451 Investigative Case #: 010201

    Age progressed photograph of Branson done by Pho-Joe.






    "TRIBUTE" TO BRANSON WEBSITE



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    these are the cases that really stump me. where the person just walks a few yards away, in broad daylight, saying "i'll be right back".

    but wuth this case, here's some more detailed info on what may have happened:
    http://www.charleyproject.org/cases/...y_branson.html

    and this guy's a former pastor.. lol. a real sicko too.

    even more info, in a letter from branson's mom:

    http://p069.ezboard.com/Letter-Skidm...picID=35.topic

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    The following is posted with permission from Branson's mother,Rebecca

    Renewed plea.
    My name is Becky. I am the mother of Branson Perry. Branson disappeared April 11, 2001 from Skidmore, Missouri. According to police reports, he was last seen at approximately 3 PM that Wednesday afternoon. Branson is considered an endangered missing person by the law enforcement. I want to tell you about the circumstances of his disappearance and the events of the investigation up to now.

    The circumstances were reported by the last person to have supposedly seen Branson. Bransonís father, Bob (who passed away in March 2004) and I were divorced in November 2000 and I was living in a small town about 20 miles from Skidmore. Bob had been in the hospital and was due to come home that Friday. Branson wanted the house to be clean when his father came home, so a friend was helping him that Wednesday. The alternator had also gone out of Bobís car prior to this day and there were two men replacing it where it was parked on the street in front of the storage shed that sat on an adjacent lot to the house. It is still unclear to me as to who asked them to fix it, whether it was Bob or Branson.

    The events of the day are fairly sketchy to me and often make no sense. I donít have a time line of when they occurred, only sporadic comments that were made. At one point, the friend saw Branson run into the kitchen and take something out of one of the cabinets, then run out the back door. When he returned, she said he wouldnít tell her what he was doing and acted like nothing happened. Later, she said she had taken a shower and when she came out of the bathroom she saw one of the men that were working on the car going through the cabinets in the kitchen. She said she asked him what he was looking for and he told her nothing and went back outside. Then at approximately 3 PM she had been upstairs when she heard the front porch door shut. She looked out the window and saw Branson. She asked him where he was going and he told her he was going to put the jumper cables in the storage shed and would be right back. She never saw him again. The men that had been working on the car claim to have never seen him. No one saw him.

    The friend just thought Branson had gotten sidetracked, so she left after she finished what she was doing. Bob did not come home that Friday, so his mother had come to check on Branson Friday since she hadnít heard from him for a couple days. When she got to the house, all the doors had been left open and the radio was on. She went to check again Saturday, and still nothing. She began to get concerned and started making phone calls to his friends. No one had heard from him. She called Bob on Sunday and he called me that evening. Bob got out of the hospital Monday morning and I met them at the police station to file a missing personís report.

    When the police came to investigate, Bob could not find anything of Bransonís that was missing. Even his wallet was left behind. When they checked the shed for the jumper cables, they were not there. Two weeks after the investigation started, they mysteriously showed up in the shed, just inside the door. Several people were given lie detector tests. Some passed it and some didnít. I was not given details, which I understand. Many leads came in at first. The police searched the river, farms, ponds, even wells. Nothing came up. When the leads became far and few, Bobís family contacted a local psychic. Once again the police followed up on new leads. Still nothing was found. The police had no new leads so to speak so the investigation pretty much came to a stand still. Then in April of 2003 Jack Wayne Rogers from Fulton, Missouri was arrested. During an arrest of a man in Alabama for porn charges, a chat log was found on his computer that led the police to Rogers. In the log, Rogers claimed to have kidnapped, tortured and brutally murdered a blonde haired man from Skidmore. I have read these logs. They are the most gruesome things I have ever seen. At this time Sgt. Merrill from the Missouri Highway Department became the lead investigator of Bransonís case. The numerous searches still did not reveal any concrete evidence that they could charge Rogers for murder with. He consistently denies having ever had contact with my son and claims the logs were only fantasy. He was however, charged with several counts of porn and performing a gender reassignment on an individual in a motel room. He is currently serving 30 years with no chance of parole for these crimes. It was three years of the most extreme emotions I have ever felt. I attended every trial that I knew of that he had. I sat in the same courtroom with him and stood on the court steps as he walked by me.

    Rogers was the prime suspect for several years. The police are not completely ruling out Rogers, but now the investigation has turned towards Skidmore again. They have received new leads there. I suppose time has a way of unraveling secrets. I believe someone in that area knows what happened to Branson. In my heart, I donít believe Rogers is responsible. Despite the nightmare I lived through then, I am thankful that someone with that much evil will never walk the streets again. If it wasnít for that chat log they found on the other computer the police may never have come across that animal.

    I have never been a person to ask for much. I am asking, pleading, even begging for your help in finding my son or finding out what happened to him. I need for this nightmare to end. It is a roller coaster that doesnít ever stop. From the outside I may appear to be fine. Inside, I will never be ok. If you have ever lost someone who has died, then you know that feeling of complete despair. Over time it eases and becomes bearable. You know the cause of what happened and you have been able to put your loved one to rest. You will always have that sense of emptiness and at times it overcomes you, but you are able to put it into perspective again. Parents of missing children never have that feeling ease. It never becomes bearable, only easier to hide. One minute you are ok and functioning, the next minute something triggers inside and you plummet to the deepest ravine you could ever imagine and canít find any way out. It can be something as simple as a smell, a taste, a sound, a touch and all the horror is there again. It never ends.

    Please, please, please find it in your hearts to come forward if you have ANY information. You may think it is insignificant, but it may be the key link to answers. You can remain anonymous if you want. I continue to pray to God that Branson is safeÖ.is happyÖand will come home soon. But I fear the worst has happened. I fear I will never see my sonís beautiful smile again, or hear his voice. If you donít have any information and you want to help, I am trying to get a larger reward to offer. I currently am offering $5000 for any information that leads to the arrest and conviction of the person or persons responsible for Bransonís disappearance. I believe that money will make people talk. What I have to offer isnít enough. I just need help, please. I know that this world is full of wonderful and compassionate people. I witness it everyday. You can even make it a temporary donation that if it isnít collected by a certain time then it is of no value. I am also trying to get billboard signs to put up along the highways coming into Skidmore. I had an individual that wrote in one of Bransonís guest books that had never heard of this case and went to college in Maryville, MO and said he had friends that now live in Skidmore. I donít want anyone to forget my son. It has been so long since he disappeared that I have to get the information out again. I believe if there is a constant reminder there again, that perhaps someone will come forward.

    Skidmore is such a small town. I lived there for 17 years and knew most every one there. I had a greenhouse business there for several years. There are so many good people that live there. Yet so much unrelated tragedy has happened to our family in that town. In October of 2000 Wendy Gillenwater, was beaten to death by her boyfriend. April 2001, Branson disappeared. December 2004, Bobbi Jo Stinnett was found dead and her baby cut from her womb. They are all children that had great personalities and would do anything for anyone if it was in their power to do. They are all children who are missed every second of every day.


    So much sadness and pain, yet I have to continue to believe that Ďeverything happens for a reasoní. Only God has those answers as I will never be able to understand.



    Contacts for Information:

    Sgt. David Merrill


    MO Highway Patrol


    P.O. Box 8580


    St. Joseph, MO 64508


    (816) 387-2345



    Nodaway Co. Sheriff


    Ben Espey (Sheriff)


    404 N. Vine Street


    Maryville, MO 64468


    (660)582-7451

    911 or your local Law Enforcement Agency



    DONATIONS:

    Branson Perry Fund


    Bank Midwest


    4201 North Belt Highway


    St. Joseph, MO 64506


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    Press Release-

    Skidmore , MO óJanuary 21, 2007) All eyes are on eastern Missouri as the families of Ben Ownby and Shawn Hornbeck celebrate the return of their sons. The amazing discovery that both boys were alive, and in particular Shawn, who had been missing since October of 2002, brings hope to other families of the missing.



    Over a year before Shawnís disappearance, a young man named Branson Perry disappeared without a trace from Skidmore , MO. Bransonís mother, Rebecca, feels her hope renewed through the discovery. She knows she must continue to work in her efforts to find her son.



    One of those efforts is a national poster placement campaign known as 18 Wheel Angels. 18 Wheel Angels is a national missing personís locator program spearheaded by nonprofit organization Project Jason. The program enlists the aid of truck drivers and business travelers to place posters of missing persons along their routes as they travel across the country.



    A different missing person is featured every 2 weeks. Participants are asked to go to the 18 Wheel Angels link on the Project Jason website at www.projectjason.org, and to then download and print as many posters as they can place. Anyone can participate. As awareness is key in missing personís cases, it is important for Bransonís face to be seen so that he can be found and reunited with his family.



    In addition to the poster campaign, Bransonís story and information have been published in a national trucking magazine, Through the Gears. Through the Gears is published monthly by JB Scott Publishing of Anniston , AL , has a circulation of 150,000 and can be found in over 2,000 locations nationwide, including Flying J and other truck stops.



    Project Jason was founded by Kelly Jolkowski, mother of missing Omaha , NE youth Jason Jolkowski. The all volunteer groupís mission is to create and increase public awareness of missing people through a variety of outreach and educational activities. Project Jason seeks to bring hope and assistance to families of the missing by providing resources and support.



    About the Case:


    Branson was last seen at approximately 3:00pm on April 11, 2001, at his residence in the vicinity of the 300 block of W. Oak St. in Skidmore , MO. He left the residence on foot and indicated he was taking a pair of jumper cables to a shed that sat on a lot adjacent to the residence.

    Investigative Agency:



    Nodaway County Sheriff
    Phone: (660) 582-7451
    Investigative Case #: 010201



    For additional information about the 18 Wheel Angels or the Adopt a Missing Person program, and Project Jason, please see the website at www.projectjason.org, or contact President and Founder, Kelly Jolkowski, at 402-932-0095. You may also email 18WheelAngels@projectjason.org.





    Family Website: www.bransonperry.com


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    Mom Of Missing Man Pleads For Info In Case

    A Missouri mother is making a plea for information about her son who has been missing for six years.

    The last person to see Branson Perry alive said the 20-year-old left his house at about 3 p.m. to put jumper cables in a shed behind his house. Then, the Skidmore man disappeared without a trace.

    "I really think that somebody has the answers, somebody knows what happened to Branson," said Rebecca Klino, Perry's mother.

    Klino said she has felt stranded since her son disappeared six years ago Wednesday.

    Two years after Perry vanished, there appeared to be a break in the case. The FBI arrested Jack Wayne Rogers, of Fulton, on child pornography charges and found messages on his computers. Investigators said the notes discussed methods of torturing and mutilating children and claimed that Rogers had driven to Skidmore, abducted a blond boy and raped and murdered him. Rogers told authorities that they would never find the body.

    Klino told KMBC's Jim Flink that authorities have received new leads since then that make her believe Rogers was lying.

    http://www.thekansascitychannel.com/...68/detail.html

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    This whole thing just doesn't make any sense. Why wouldn't they test the jumper cables? Why didn't the car mechanics see him? Something stinks in Skidmore!

    http://www.crimelibrary.com/news/ori...son_perry.html

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    I wonder what happend to this boy. Just like so many others he just vanished into thin air. His poor mom. I feel so bad for her.

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    If you go to the website and look at the events surrounding his disappearance, it reeks of foul play.

    Branson was helping fix a car and someone stopped by for jumper cables supposedly...the last time anyone saw him he was rummaging through the cabinets and said he'd be right back...

    obviously jumper cables are not in the cabinet...so i wonder what he was looking for? Maybe drugs? I don't want to speculate, but whatever he was looking for to give to that guy is important to solving this case.

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    Petition started to have the governor get the law enforcement more involved in Bransons case.. 6 years is too long.! This mother needs answers!


    http://www.petitiononline.com/04112001/petition.html




    http://www.bransonperry.com


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    Mom Continues Searching For Missing Son

    A mother continues to push for new leads to find her missing son.

    Branson Perry, 20, disappeared in April 2001 from his Skidmore home. He said he was going to put away jumper cables and hasn't been seen since.

    Perry's face is now posted on two Missouri billboards.

    http://www.kmbc.com/news/15034456/detail.html

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    Man Goes Missing, Adding Another Tragedy to Family

    27 Dec 2007

    SKIDMORE, Mo. -- It's a bizarre disappearance. It's almost like Branson Perry, 20, disappeared off the face of the earth.

    A sweet but shy boy who loved the outdoors. That's how Becky Klino remembers her son, Branson Perry.

    It's been almost seven years, and still she's no closer to having any answers about what happened

    "The police do believe there is foul play involved, but no one is willing to talk or come forward with information right now," said Klino.

    A friend said Branson took some jumper cables out to the shed behind the house and never returned.

    Klino said the holiday's are the hardest time.

    "You put on a face and try to make it through it and don't let your emotions bring everyone else down," she said.

    Over the years it was difficult for his mother to keep her son's story in the news. But then stranger offered to help. Branson's mom calls her an angel. That stranger was a woman named Linda. She set up a new website, sites on MySpace and Facebook. She got Branson on missing persons websites and on the America's Most Wanted website

    "She's been pretty much a godsend," said Klino. "It's not something I can handle doing very long at a time."

    It's almost hard to believe a thing like this could happen in small town America. But Skidmore is known for making headlines. An infamous town bully was murdered in 1981 in broad daylight. The case remains unsolved. And more recently, Bobbie Jo Stinnet, murdered for her unborn baby.

    But Branson's family in particular is close to tragedy. Bobbi Jo Stinnet's husband, Zeb, is Branson's cousin. Another of Branson's cousins, Wendy Gillenwater, was beaten to death by her boyfriend.


    Bobbi Jo Stinnett

    "You almost wonder if you believe in curses," Klino said. "Does our family have a curse? But I don't believe in curses though."

    Klino can't think about curses because she's still hoping for a happy ending.

    "I pray that he's still out there and I pray he'll come home," she said

    Branson's family is offering a $10,000 reward for information.

    http://www.myfoxkc.com/myfox/pages/H...d=1.1.1&sflg=1

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    Quote Originally Posted by jodierenee View Post
    If you go to the website and look at the events surrounding his disappearance, it reeks of foul play.

    Branson was helping fix a car and someone stopped by for jumper cables supposedly...the last time anyone saw him he was rummaging through the cabinets and said he'd be right back...

    obviously jumper cables are not in the cabinet...so i wonder what he was looking for? Maybe drugs? I don't want to speculate, but whatever he was looking for to give to that guy is important to solving this case.
    Just wanted to say that sometimes, people keep things in unlikely places. My hubby is one of those people. I think it's possible that the jumper cables were maybe inside the cabinet, or at least Branson thought they were. jmo

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    I wonder what the two men were looking for in the cabinets and if anyone ever actually saw Branson with the jumper cables. If they were upper cabinets in the kitchen, that would be a very unlikely place to keep jumper cables, but maybe a lower one or one in a utility room. I used to keep some in a cabinet in my utility room.

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