Laurence Kailanii Brannum

Lost/Injured Missing -- Missing Since: April 15, 2009

Missing From: Santa Maria, California

Height: 4'9" -- Weight: 64 lbs -- Hair Color: Brown -- Eye Color: Brown

Laurence may go by his middle name, Kailanii.

Laurence was last seen in Santa Maria, California at 10:00 am on April 15, 2009. He was camping in the area with friends. While playing on the rocks at the north end of Paradise Beach, near Mussel Rock, Laurence was knocked over by a wave and knocked out to sea.

This area is very remote, accessible only by foot, and without cell phone access. As a result, authorities didn't begin searching for Laurence until 4:00 pm. An extensive search turned up no sign of him. He is presumed to have drowned, but remains missing as his body has never been recovered.


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