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MISSING: Howell County Sheriff’s Office is searching for Ira Briscoe | KOLR - OzarksFirst.com

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The Howell County Sheriff’s Office is searching for 25-year-old Ira Lee Briscoe, who was reported missing “under suspicious conditions.”
  • He is a white male who is approx 5’8” tall, 160 pounds, has blue eyes and brown hair.
  • Briscoe could be riding in a 1995 Mercury Stable with Missouri license plates: LC9-V1B. Investigatiors said the vehicle is silver, but there is a chance the vehicle could have been spray painted black.
Anyone with information is asked to contact the Howell County Sheriff’s Office at 417-256-2544.

Howell County Sheriff's Office | Facebook

Ira Briscoe | Facebook
 
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JAN 4, 2021
Authorities investigating shooting death near Koshkonong | Free | westplainsdailyquill.net
  1. The HCSO is investigating the shooting death of a Brandsville man at a home on County Road 9290 near Koshkonong.
  2. Jesse Lee Branstetter, 30, was reportedly dead from apparent gunshot injuries when deputies were called to the scene Dec. 22.
  3. Shortly after, a man arrived at an area hospital by private vehicle with gunshot wounds, who was connected to the same incident near Koshkonong, according to scanner audio.
  4. Investigators described the second shooting victim, whose name is not being disclosed to the public at the time of this writing, as being in critical but stable condition.
  5. At about 10 p.m. Dec. 22, a third party called in the shooting incident and named Branstetter as a possible victim, according to scanner traffic, and first responders and deputies were dispatched.
  6. About 30 minutes later, Howell County deputies confirmed to dispatch they had arrived on scene, and about the same time it was disclosed by dispatch a possible suspect had left the scene, and might have gunshot injuries as well.
  7. 15 minutes later, ambulances and first responders were allowed to leave the scene because the shooting victim was dead, according to scanner traffic.
  8. About an hour after the incident was first called in, the second victim was dropped off at an area hospital stating he had been shot and told staff there were possibly two other gunshot victims.
SEARCH CONTINUES FOR BRISCOE
  • The search for Ira Lee Briscoe began late the evening of the shooting, according to scanner audio heard by Quill staff.
  • Briscoe and the vehicle he was known to be driving were reported missing “under suspicious circumstances” the day after the shooting.
  • Howell County Sheriff's Department has asked for the public's help in the investigation of both cases.
 
https://www.google.com/url?sa=t&sou...FjAAegQIBBAC&usg=AOvVaw3cEeKu-ToutDCS1qowFbmM

Sorry for the link, new tablet and trying to figure it out, link works though
Howell County, Mo. investigators looking for clues in missing person case, 2 weeks after report (ky3.com)
[...]

Lt. Thompson says Briscoe was last seen near his home in rural Howell County, the Lanton area. His house is now boarded up. Detectives have been following multiple leads, but so far no sign of the 25-year-old.

Briscoe’s parents reported him missing on December 23, although they had not heard from him since Dec. 17. That is uncommon for the family.

[...]

One week after the report was made, detectives thought they had a major break in the case. They found Briscoe’s car. It was at a scrap yard.

“The problem is there’s some debate about whether it’s even his car or not anymore. He may have given it to someone else, so it doesn’t offer us any evidentiary value whatsoever,” Thompson said.

The day before Briscoe went missing, two people exchanged gunfire inside a house in nearby Koshkonong. Both of them know Briscoe, which gave investigators reason to possibly think there could be a connection.

“Yes, Ira Briscoe is an associate of both individuals that were involved in that shooting.”

[...]
 
Howell County, Mo. investigators looking for clues in missing person case, 2 weeks after report (ky3.com)
[...]

Lt. Thompson says Briscoe was last seen near his home in rural Howell County, the Lanton area. His house is now boarded up. Detectives have been following multiple leads, but so far no sign of the 25-year-old.

Briscoe’s parents reported him missing on December 23, although they had not heard from him since Dec. 17. That is uncommon for the family.

[...]

One week after the report was made, detectives thought they had a major break in the case. They found Briscoe’s car. It was at a scrap yard.

“The problem is there’s some debate about whether it’s even his car or not anymore. He may have given it to someone else, so it doesn’t offer us any evidentiary value whatsoever,” Thompson said.

The day before Briscoe went missing, two people exchanged gunfire inside a house in nearby Koshkonong. Both of them know Briscoe, which gave investigators reason to possibly think there could be a connection.

“Yes, Ira Briscoe is an associate of both individuals that were involved in that shooting.”

[...]

Thanks
 
Family of missing man seeks answers, calls on public to help
  • Jan 7, 2021 Updated 10 hrs ago
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Ira and the vehicle he was known to be driving were reported missing “under suspicious circumstances” the day after a shooting near his home resulted in the death of Brandsville resident Jesse Branstetter, and the Howell County Sheriff's Department has asked for the public's help in the investigation of both cases.
 
Ira Briscoe’s family urges hunters, hikers to keep an eye out for clues to his whereabouts
Posted Thursday, April 15, 2021 12:01 am

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They are asking turkey hunters and others out walking trails or in remote areas looking for mushrooms for help in finding any clue leading to Ira’s location, or the location of his remains. A reward of $1,000 has been set up by the family...[snip] Anything found that seems out of place or unusual, whether it is clothing, bones or other remains, should be left untouched and undisturbed, and reported to law enforcement with details regarding the location. [snip]
Officials with the Howell County Sheriff's Department caution the public that bones or other remains might have become scattered, and even if they don't appear to be human, the agency will contact forensics specialists that can distinguish human remains from those of animals. [snip] The search so far has focused on an area within about a 5 mile radius of Briscoe's home, off of Highway 142 in southern Howell County. The area encompasses Lanton, Fulton County in northern Arkansas and Koshkonong.

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This case gets more & more twisted as time goes by.:confused:

Is it possible Branstetter died with all the answers to this mystery? What provoked the shootout w/ the the unnamed gunshot survivor? What does the surviving gunshot victim have to say about Ira & Limon's disappearance? I'm really curious about Ira's car, though. Why would Ira "give" his car to anyone? I would think he'd need his wheels to get around in the rural areas where he lived. Who had the vehicle scrapped and why?

I wish they'd figure this all out for Ira's mom's sake, most especially. :(

Howell County, Mo. investigators look at new leads in missing person case
Jun. 7, 2021
SBM
  • not only have they had few leads, but Briscoe’s roommate is also missing.
  • Limon Little, was last seen December 17, 2020
  • Marilyn doesn’t think it’s a coincidence - “If something was to happen to my son, I don’t know this for sure, but I feel like Limon would step in and try to help protect my son,”
From the embedded video-(interview w/ Ira's mom & lead investigator Lt. Torey Thompson)
  • Ira helped care for Little, who is a disabled vet
  • LE gets about one call/lead weekly
  • please call w/ tips - any tip could help break the case
 
I'm confused, does LE think he is a victim or that he's one of the shooters?
According to the reports, the two shooting victims were involved in a shootout with one another. It seems both knew Ira. At this point that's the only information LE has released regarding Ira's connection to the two or the incident. Limon Little was Ira's roommate, but the reports don't state whether he was an associate of the two gunshot victims. My guess is that all four people must have been associated, or at least known of each other. MOO

RSBBM
Howell County, Mo. investigators looking for clues in missing person case, 2 weeks after report (ky3.com)
[...]

The day before Briscoe went missing, two people exchanged gunfire inside a house in nearby Koshkonong. Both of them know Briscoe, which gave investigators reason to possibly think there could be a connection.

“Yes, Ira Briscoe is an associate of both individuals that were involved in that shooting.”

[...]
 
JUN 8, 2021
Investigators still searching for missing Howell County man
Briscoe’s roommate, Limon Little has also been missing since December of 2020.

Howell County investigators are saying they have had very little help from the public.

JUL 24, 2021
Nine arrested as search continues for missing Howell County men (ky3.com)
[...]

In an update Saturday, the sheriff’s office notes that authorities have made nine arrests in connection to the missing persons case, following up on more than 100 reports.

Multiple people associated to the case are in prison. The sheriff’s office says arrests and charges were due to unrelated crimes, but they have been used to move the investigation forward.

Investigators say several techniques have been used to try and find Briscoe and Little, including search warrants, investigative subpoenas and more than 100 interviews. Authorities have searched Howell County, Oregon County, Douglas County, West Plains and parts of Arkansas in an effort to find them.

[...]

One week after the [missing person's] report was made, detectives thought they had a major break in the case. They found Briscoe’s car. It was at a scrap yard. The day before Briscoe went missing, two people exchanged gunfire inside a house in nearby Koshkonong. Investigators say both of them know Briscoe, which gave them reason to possibly think there could be a connection.

[...]
 
JUN 8, 2021
Investigators still searching for missing Howell County man
Briscoe’s roommate, Limon Little has also been missing since December of 2020.

Howell County investigators are saying they have had very little help from the public.

JUL 24, 2021
Nine arrested as search continues for missing Howell County men (ky3.com)
[...]

In an update Saturday, the sheriff’s office notes that authorities have made nine arrests in connection to the missing persons case, following up on more than 100 reports.

Multiple people associated to the case are in prison. The sheriff’s office says arrests and charges were due to unrelated crimes, but they have been used to move the investigation forward.

Investigators say several techniques have been used to try and find Briscoe and Little, including search warrants, investigative subpoenas and more than 100 interviews. Authorities have searched Howell County, Oregon County, Douglas County, West Plains and parts of Arkansas in an effort to find them.

[...]

One week after the [missing person's] report was made, detectives thought they had a major break in the case. They found Briscoe’s car. It was at a scrap yard. The day before Briscoe went missing, two people exchanged gunfire inside a house in nearby Koshkonong. Investigators say both of them know Briscoe, which gave them reason to possibly think there could be a connection.

[...]
This is such awesome news. It's starting to make so much sense to me now why Ira's mom keeps insisting that lots of people know what happened to Ira, but no one is talking. Hopefully these arrests will loosen lips and soften some hearts. TY for the update, @PommyMommy!
 
@Tiff23fr, TYVM for your assistance.

BBM

Howell County Sheriff's Office
24 July 2021
2021-07-24 Missing Person(s) Case.pdf

To all citizens of
Howell County, Missouri

July 24, 2021

In this letter I want to convey as much transparency of the Howell County Sheriff’s Office and other collaborating agencies as to the efforts and concern regarding the missing person(s) case of Ira Briscoe and Limon Little. There have been (9) arrests and (107) reports in connection with this case. The arrests and criminal charges were due to other unrelated crimes but have been used to further the investigation. Multiple person(s) associated with this case are currently in prison. The Howell County Sheriff’s Office is the primary agency investigating this case; however, multiple Law Enforcement agencies and other related agencies have assisted in the investigation in various capacities:

 West Plains Police Department
 Missouri State Highway Patrol
 Thayer Police Department
 Oregon County Sheriff’s Office
 Fulton County Sheriff’s Office
 Arkansas State Police
 Sharp County Arkansas Sheriff’s Office (Assisted in investigating a rumor Ira was alive in their Jurisdiction)
 Hardy Arkansas Police Department (Dealt potential witness in this case)
 Baxter County Arkansas Sheriff’s Office (Assisted in searching an area for Ira’s car when he first went missing)
 Ozark County Sheriff’s Office (Assisted with a lead in reference to the Martin cemetery)
 Alcohol Firearms and Tobacco
 United States Attorney’s Office
 Missouri Department of Corrections Investigative / Intelligence Unit
 Missouri Probation and Parole Office
 Arkansas Probation and Parole Office
 Kansas City Police Department (Assisted with a tip of Ira being seen in KC)
 Republic Police Department (Assisted in a tip of Ira being seen in Republic Wal- Mart)
 Fort Smith Arkansas Police Department (Conducted an attempted arrest warrant service for an individual rumored
Ira was staying with)
 Branson Police Department (Assisted in attempting to locate an individual associated with Ira)
 Taney County Sheriff’s Office (Conducted a search for an individual associated with Ira)
 Missouri State Highway Patrol Crime Lab
 Missouri State Highway Patrol Forensics Computer Lab
 Salem Arkansas Police Department (Has assisted in searches for Ira and his associates)
 Missouri Department Of Conservation

All forms of investigative techniques have been used including search warrants, investigative subpoenas, and over (100) interviews were conducted of individuals in the State of Missouri by the Howell County Sheriff’s Office alone, and numerous other interviews of people in the State of Arkansas by Arkansas Law Enforcement were conducted as well.

Numerous locations in the State of Missouri, such as Howell County, Oregon County, Douglas County, and the City of West Plains to include in the State of Arkansas, have been searched for human remains. We have utilized cadaver dogs when information was developed in reference to a possible location of a deceased human body. These searches will continue as additional information is developed. As tips have been received by various Law Enforcement agencies they are fully investigated.

The gravity of this case has been prioritized above other significant cases and the man hours accumulated during this investigative process is expansive. Lastly, the Howell County Sheriff’s Office will continue to remain vigilant in gaining the necessary closure for all those involved.

Sincerely,

Brent H. Campbell
Sheriff, OSN 237
County of Howell
 
SEP 25, 2021
Howell County community holds vigil for missing man Ira Briscoe (ky3.com)
[...]

On Saturday, dozens from the Howell County community gathered near the Howell County Sheriff’s Office to hold a candlelight vigil for Ira Briscoe.

In July, the sheriff’s office said that authorities have made nine arrests in connection to the missing persons case, following up on more than 100 reports.

[...]

“The gravity of this case has been prioritized above other significant cases and the man hours accumulated during this investigative process is expansive. Lastly, the Howell County Sheriff’s Office will continue to remain vigilant in gaining the necessary closure for all those involved,” says the sheriff’s office in July.

[...]

If you have any information on the missing persons case, you are asked to call the Howell County Sheriff’s Office at 417-256-2544.
 

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