Discussion in '2010's Missing' started by CatFancier, Jul 13, 2013.
Family, friends searching for missing man
updated news article, still missing
This story strikes me as incredibly sad. I hope Jayme is found safe.
Updated: Saturday, July 27 2013, 07:05 PM EDT
Wonder if he suffered a head injury in the fall and is confused? Hope they find him.
That area he was walking in, near the hospital, is very busy and near downtown. Not isolated in any way. The fact that his friends wont be interviewed is sad. I feel for his mother.
Missing Jayme Bryant FB page
The bus driver posted on a Michigan missing FB group a little while ago saying she was mistaken
Seems no news at all on this. The facebook link didn't work any longer. I do see a Jayme Bryant on facebook from Oklahoma, that looks alot like him. I wonder if he voluntarily left and this is him.
I don't see anything new. Sad.
Jayme has been added to NamUs.
Circumstances: Last seen in downtown Kalamazoo. Jayme may have attended the Electric Music festival in Rothbury around June 30th 2013.
A 25 year old man went to a follow up appointment at Bronson Hospital in Kalamazoo on June, 29, 2013 and has not been seen or in touch with his friends and family since.
Jayme Vaughn Bryant told his mother that he would call her following his appointment. The call never came. Jayme was last seen in downtown Kalamazoo.
It is possible that Jayme attended the Electric Music Festival in Rothbury, MI. around June 30th 2013. But it is not known for certain.
25 Year Old Man Missing From Kalamazoo Since 2013
I just covered Jayme's case on the podcast. Episode includes exclusive information from his mother, Tina.
Already Gone Episode 122. Jayme V. Bryant
The Vanished Podcast just covered Jayme's Case. Episodes — The Vanished Podcast
I'm so glad to see him getting more coverage!!
I listened to your Podcast also awhile back. It's almost like he vanished into thin air. I feel so bad for his mom. It seems like his friends know more than they are saying.
His mother is very sweet. This is such a difficult position for her to be in. I wish someone would finally speak up
The Vanished notes:
Jayme was quite a nomadic person - bounced from friend to friend's house with just a backpack of possessions. It took a while to realize he was missing.
There are rumors he may have attended a music festival (Electric Forest) on June 30, 2o13, but there's no evidence to prove it.
Jayme's mom, Tina, had 4 kids and was divorced by the time she was 22. She raised the kids on her own with the help of her parents. Their father wasn't involved. Tina worked a lot. Her kids were her entire life; she didn't date for about 13 years after her divorce.
Tina described Jayme as a kid as sporty, outgoing, friendly, and happy-go-lucky.
Jayme didn't like authority as he became a teenager, but as a kid, he wanted to be a cop.
He had a talent for understanding computer science and repair.
Jayme started smoking weed at 15. His mom didn't know until he had to go to juvie for a BB gun accident.
Tina got married when Jayme was 16, and Jayme did not like his stepfather.
He dropped out of high school and left home at 17.
From 20 until he went missing, he lived in Kalamazoo.
He went to the ER the day before he went missing because he fell down some stairs.
He was reportedly returning to the hospital the day he went missing because it was thought he might have pneumonia - he had a chest xray the day before and the doctors thought they saw something.
Jayme's friends reached out to his sister about a week later asking how he was since he had been sick, and that's when his family realized nobody knew where Jayme was.
He was a drummer in a band at the time he went missing called Knuckle Babies. He had been drumming since age 15 when he taught himself to play.
His family thinks he may have stolen something from someone or screwed someone over somehow, and they took revenge on him.
Tina said when the police tracked his phone, it appeared the phone was moving in a vehicle.
His last phone ping was around 6pm in Delton, Michigan, which is just northeast of Kalamazoo. By 6:30pm when Tina tried to call Jayme again, his phone went straight to voicemail, and hasn't turned on since.
Tina thinks Jayme did NOT fall down the stairs and was actually in a fight, but lied to her so she didn't worry. She said he "liked to fight". She doesn't think he went to the music festival.
His uncle said everyone liked Jayme and he was a super nice, charismatic kid. He also said Jayme had depression issues.
Jayme had been sleeping on the couch in a house of 4 guys before he went missing. His roommate John was the last person who saw him before he went missing. Another roommate, Thomas, had seen Jayme shortly before he left. Thomas said that Jayme had been using heroin and other street drugs.
The last outgoing call was to his roommate John at 3:39pm.
On July 10, 2013, an investigator did a walkthrough of the house Jayme had last been staying at but found nothing suspicious. Another roommate, Adam, told investigators Jayme never left without his backpack, yet he had on the day he went missing.
He called two pharmacies the day he vanished asking about pills including ibuprofen; he stated he was in a lot of pain. Investigators couldn't find anything saying he had filled any prescriptions however.
Roommate John was suspicious to police - changed his story of the day of June 29, 2013 two or three times.
Jayme told his fourth roommate, Casey, that he had gotten injuries by falling off a porch.
Casey told investigators that Jayme and John both used heroin, and John's friends had recently held an intervention for him.
John told investigators that Jayme had overdosed in Comstock, Michigan (a city along the path his phone traveled) and someone disposed of his body.
Investigators got a search warrant for John's phone and his car. No info has been released on what/if anything was found.
Jayme was supposedly last seen with someone named Courtney. After Jayme went missing, someone asked Courtney if Jayme's disappearance was drug related, and Courtney entirely stopped responding after that.
John reached out to Tina on FB and apologized about the fact he couldn't do more for Jayme.
His family thought all these years that Jayme did make it back to the hospital on June 29, and due to the Vanished requesting his records, they discovered he in fact did not return to the hospital on June 29.
Find FB Page: Help Us Find Jayme Bryant
Slideshow with additional photos of Jayme: https://www.facebook.com/video.php?v=2715778818450535
Bumping for Jayme...it's now been eight years.