Missing Persons

The End of Innocence : Brandi Wells

posted: 09/27/12

Missing since August 3, 2006

Twenty-three year-old Brandi Wells is a spirited young woman about to get a second chance in pursuing her lifelong goal of becoming a Kindergarten teacher. After a failed marriage at a young age, Brandi had picked up the pieces and made the decision to go back to school. Managing to get back her college scholarship as a member of the school's flag corps, Brandi is gearing up for a new semester and a fresh start in life.

On August 2, 2006, with just two weeks left of summer, Brandi decides to go home to Tyler, Texas for a night out on the town. What she thinks will be an innocent evening at an East Texas nightclub takes a dramatic turn for the worse when police find an abandoned vehicle on the side of a major highway miles away from Tyler.

Five long days pass until investigators are able to tie Brandi's disappearance to the 2000 Black Grand Prix that's been sitting on the side of the road. With time lost, the forensic team must race against the clock attempting to uncover any clues left behind in Brandi's car. When promising evidence leaves investigators chasing the wrong leads for weeks, there is major concern that too much time has passed. Is it too late to find Brandi? Family and friends desperately try not to give up hope, until they hear the unthinkable -- could the burned body of a young woman found still smoldering in a neighboring town be their beloved Brandi?

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