Updated: Aug 9, 2019
The disappearance of Brandon Lawson all started with the most bizarre 911 call at 12:54am August 9, 2013. (I left a link at the bottom of the blog). I've listened to it dozens of times and I still can't make much sense of it. From what I could understand of it, it sounded like his car had broke down in the middle of nowhere, that someone stopped, caused him some harm and that he ran out into the fields to hide and call 911. He did sound frantic, but he also sounded drunk. Local law enforcement were on the scene a little after 1am, but no one was there, Just Brandon's truck. Brandon's brother Kyle showed up right after law enforcement. Kyle explained that his brother had called him and told him he ran out of gas, and that he had brought some. The deputy then left the scene thinking everything was under control.
Brandon's brother Kyle had no idea that his brother had called 911 at the time. He had assumed the deputy was just stopping to check on the broken down vehicle. Brandon had a drug problem with meth, and had some warrants, so his brother thought maybe Brandon was just hiding, waiting for the deputy sheriff to leave. That was not the case though. Brandon was never heard of or seen again, and there has been no activity on his bank account since. So what happened that night?
It was August 8th, 2013. Brandon was living with his girlfriend in San Angelo, Texas, with whom he had four young children with. They had a huge fight that night, and Brandon left mad. A little after 11pm he was heading to spend the night at his father's house, who lived about an hour away. He only made it about halfway before running out of gas in the middle of nowhere. He called his brother Kyle, who made it out there. They looked all night for him calling his name, and calling his cell phone. Around 3am his cell started going straight to voicemail.
A week passed and Brandon's brother and girlfriend went in to the police to file a missing person. The police didn't cooperated, really do an investigation at first. In their opinion Brandon had warrants and wanted to be missing. The police never told the family about the 911 call either. The family didn't find out about the 911 call until they reviewed Brandon's phone records. I find that very odd, but maybe they hadn't put two and two together yet. The 911 call is so odd too. It wasn't till the family really started pushing that they heard the 911 call. And that's where the conspiracies start.
The 911 call does sound like he could have been attacked by law enforcement. It's really hard to make it out though. The conspiracy is that Brandon stumbled upon a shady transaction that law enforcement was involved in when he had broke down. His brother Kyle did think it was weird that law enforcement was there within minutes of the 911 call in the middle of nowhere, and they nonchalantly left when he had showed up.
There is another theory that Kyle and Brandon's girlfriend were somehow involved and using law enforcement as a red herring. She did have a fight with him, and there are rumors that the brothers had some bad blood.
I find both theories hard to believe. The family wouldn't be pushing the investigation if they were involved in my opinion. And thinking law enforcement was involved requires a huge leap of faith without any hard evidence.
It also makes no sense that he just disappeared on his own for minor warrants. He left his girlfriend of ten years, with four kids. The oldest kid wasn't hers, it was was Brandon's from a prior relationship. Yeah he had warrants, but I'm thinking if someone doesn't want to be found by the police, the last thing they are going to do is call 911. I just can't imagine him leaving that all behind. It's now six years later and still not a trace of him.
What do I think? I think drugs are the key to solving this case. In my opinion he was loaded that night. He wandered off and got lost, got hurt, and wildlife got to him. I hope I'm wrong, and I hope he is found. His family deserves closure.
He was last seen wearing a yellow shirt, and camo shorts. If you have any information please call Texas Department of Public Safety, Missing Persons Clearinghouse at
512-424-5074 or 1-800-346-3243
Click the link to listen to the 911 call: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_FXg-zxS1lE