Woman Still Missing Ten Years after DisappearancePosted/updated on: August 4, 2016 at 11:42 am
LONGVIEW — A Tyler woman has now been missing for ten years. KETK and the Longview News-Journal report that On August 3, 2006, recent Chapel Hill High School graduate Brandi Wells took a trip to a Longview nightclub and went missing shortly after midnight. Police found her car along Interstate 20, a few miles down from the club. The car had an empty gas tank, and police found Wells’s ex-boyfriends’s cell phone and her purse. Wells did have a cell phone, and activity on the device would lead Longview police to briefly detain three men, one of whom failed a polygraph test that was given to each of them. Police released the men and have not named a suspect in Wells’s decade-old disappearance. Due to time passing and a lack of evidence, the case went cold. However, investigators believe her disappearance may be linked to sex trafficking.
“I put it in God’s hands now,” said Wells’s mother, Ellen Tant.”I’m just hoping that by this time, somebody has grown a conscience that knows what happened. Any kind of information that we can get is better than no information at all – that is the worst part. Is she gone? Is she here? Is she being held captive? The more years that go by, the less hope that you have.” Wells’s family has set up a GoFundMe account at https://www.gofundme.com/FindBrandi in hopes enough money can be raised to hire a private investigator to help with the case and bring Brandi home. You can also go to https://www.facebook.com/BringBrandiHome for more information.