North American Missing Persons Network
Brendan Tyler Gonzalez

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Above Images: Gonzalez, circa 2003; Age progressed by NCMEC to 6 (circa 2004); to 8 (circa 2006)

Vital Statistics at Time of Disappearance

  • Missing Since: January 6, 2003 from Plattsmouth, Nebraska
  • Classification: Endangered Missing
  • Date Of Birth: July 30, 1998
  • Age: 4
  • Height: 3'6"
  • Weight: 36 lbs.
  • Hair Color: Brown
  • Eye Color: Brown
  • Race: White/Hispanic
  • Gender: Male
  • NCIC Number: M-092968485
  • Case Number: NCMC952779

  • Details of Disappearance
    Brendan was last seen on January 6, 2003 in the company of his father, Ivan Henk. His father was located later that day but Gonzalez was not and he has not been seen since.
    In February 2005, Henk plead guilty to his son's death. In his statement, Henk said he left the boy's body in a trash bin. He was sentenced to life in prison.
    Brendan's mother, Rebecca, is trying to revive a search of the landfill to give her son a proper burial.

    Investigating Agency
    If you have any information concerning this case, please contact:
    Plattsmouth Police Department
    (402) 296-331

    Source Information
    The National Center for Missing and Exploited Children
    We Love You and Miss You, Brendan
    Child Protection Education of America, Inc.