AZ AZ - Bradley "Brad" Blake Hansen, 13, Phoenix, 10 November 1995

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  1. natureaker

    natureaker Where are you going?

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    Didn't see a discussion thread for this case, only his profile elsewhere on the forums. Apologies if there already is one.

    Bradley Blake Hansen

    • Missing Since: 11/10/1995
    • Missing From: Phoenix, Arizona
    • Classification: Endangered Missing
    • Date of Birth: 11/01/1982 (36)
    • Age: 13 years old
    • Height and Weight: 4'8 - 4'11, 60 - 75 pounds
    • Clothing/Jewelry Description: A black collared shirt, a white t-shirt, black jeans, green paisley-patterned boxer shorts, black sneakers with red laces, and an Armitron watch.
    • Distinguishing Characteristics: Caucasian male. Brown hair, blue eyes. Bradley's hair was dyed black at the time of his disappearance. His left ear is pierced. His nickname is Brad and some agencies refer to him by that name.
    Details of Disappearance
    Bradley was last seen in Phoenix, Arizona on November 10, 1995. His Centennial Middle School classes were canceled due to Veteran's Day, but he didn't tell his mother.

    Instead, he left home as if to go to school and rode his mountain bike to visit a 13-year-old friend and classmate, Jeremy Bach, at Bach's home at Ahwatukee Custom Estates in the 3200 block of east Piro Street.

    Bradley's mother later realized it was a school holiday, and she paged him to find out where he was. He never answered the page and he wasn't at home when she returned from work. She reported him missing that evening.

    When questioned about Bradley's disappearance, Bach said they had been playing with guns and Bradley accidentally fired a shot into the wall, then panicked and fled on his bike.

    Bradley's case was classified as a runaway for the next two months, until sanitation workers noticed bloodstains on the top and sides of the Bach family's trash container. Investigators subsequently found two inches of blood and body fluids in the bottom of the container, as well as bloodstains in Bach's kitchen.

    When confronted with the evidence, Bach admitted he'd shot Bradley in the chest and put his body in the trash container, which was then taken to the Butterfield Station Landfill. Bach said the shooting was an accident. He told several different stories about how the accident supposedly happened.

    Authorities launched a two-month search of the landfill at the cost of $100,000, but found no evidence.

    Investigators didn't believe Bach's story and theorized he killed Bradley during an argument over a girl they had both dated. He admitted that he never tried to summon help after the shooting and said Bradley took over an hour to die.

    In February 1996, he was charged with murder. He would become the youngest person to face trial as an adult in Arizona.

    The alleged murder weapon belonged to Bach's stepfather, and Bradley's parents sued him, claiming he hadn't stored his firearms properly and may have also helped Bach dispose of the body. The case was settled out of court.

    In January 1998, Bach was convicted of second-degree murder and sentenced to the maximum term of 22 years in prison. A photo of him is posted with this case summary.

    Bradley's body has never been found.

    Investigating Agency
    • Phoenix Police Department 602-534-3053

    Charley Project
    Doe Network
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  2. Jim_M

    Jim_M Well-Known Member

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    What a truly sad story. And to think that Bach will re-enter society in 2020, yet Bradley has never been found. IMO that is heartbreaking.
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  3. natureaker

    natureaker Where are you going?

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    Unidentified exclusions for Bradley Blake Hansen as of 5/25/19 per NamUs

    UP6149, 1/22/1996, Halifax Co, VA
    UP11170, 1/26/2005, Accomack Co, VA
    UP6469, 11/26/2005, Falls Church Co, VA
    UP6276, 7/5/2007, Botetourt Co, VA
    UP6639, 7/28/2007, Fairfax Co, VA
    UP14518, 4/3/2010, Shenandoah Co, VA
    UP9805, 11/26/2011, Lee Co, VA
    UP12242, 1/28/2014, Henrico Co, VA
    UP14360, 8/14/2015, Bland County, VA
  4. MagnoliaMountain

    MagnoliaMountain Red Rose

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    I remember seeing this case featured on Forensic Files many years ago.

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