North American Missing Persons Network
Brooke Leigh Henson

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Above Images: Henson, circa 1999

Vital Statistics at Time of Disappearance

  • Missing Since: July 4, 1999 from Travelers Rest, Greenville County, South Carolina
  • Classification: Endangered Missing
  • Date Of Birth: April 17, 1979
  • Age: 20
  • Height: 5'4"
  • Weight: 104 lbs.
  • Hair Color: Natural blonde, dyed brown.
  • Eye Color: Brown
  • Race: White
  • Gender: Female
  • Distinguishing Characteristics: Pierced ears.
  • Clothing: Dark green shorts, tan tank top, black sandals.
  • Jewelry: Silver watch on left wrist and a silver bracelet
    on right wrist.
  • Case Number: TR9903483
  • NCIC Number: M-225744337

  • Details of Disappearance
    Henson resided with her family in Travelers Rest, South Carolina in 1999. She hosted a party with several friends during the evening of July 3, 1999. Henson's parents returned from a concert in Charlotte, North Carolina at approximately 2:00 AM on July 4. She was sitting on their front porch at the time of their arrival. Henson said that she and her boyfriend had a disagreement earlier that night. She told her family members that she planned to walk to Willis' store on the corner of Hawkins Road and Poinsett Highway to purchase cigarettes. Henson departed from the house at approximately 2:30 AM and was last seen walking along Henderson Drive. The store is approximately two blocks from her residence. She never returned home.

    Henson's loved ones stated that it is extremely uncharacteristic of her to leave without warning. Her family said that authorities did not begin a search of the area until three weeks after her disappearance. Investigators reportedly believed that Henson left of her own accord and expected her to return shortly afterwards.

    In June 2006, the Travelers Rest police department got report that a Columbia University student registered using Henson's name, birth date and social security number. Police believe the woman was actually Esther Elizabeth Reed. Police believe Reed stole Henson's identity in order to be accepted to and attend Columbia University.

    Investigating Agency
    If you have any information concerning this case, please contact:
    Travelers Rest Police Department
    (864) 23-CRIME
    South Carolina Law Enforcement Division
    (803) 737-9000

    Source Information
    Brooke Henson: Forever In Our Hearts
    Charley Project