Branson Perry now missing ten years

Today is the tenth anniversary of the disappearance of Branson Perry. As I noted before, his mother died earlier this year. His father died several years ago.

Branson’s case reminds me a lot of Jason Jolkowski‘s. I’m not saying the two are connected, they just remind me of each other. Jason disappeared a few months after Branson. They were almost the same age. Clean-cut young men, stable, happy, with no reason to walk out of their lives. And they both vanished as thoroughly and bewilderingly as if they had been abducted by aliens.

The St. Joseph News-Press
The Columbus Republic

Another one bites the dust

As I have noted many times before, the parents of missing children, at least in my observation, tend to die at tragically young ages. Here is yet another example: Rebecca Ann Klino, the mother of Branson Perry, who died of cancer earlier this month, nearly ten years after her son’s disappearance. If Branson is alive, he would be 30 years old today. Rebecca’s obituary, however, says he preceded her in death.

Rebecca Klino was only 52 years old.