Vital Statistics at Time of Disappearance
Details of Disappearance
Lawson, an oil field worker and father of four, was last seen leaving his residence following a fight with his girlfriend, between 11:00 p.m. and 12:00 a.m. on August 9. Family members assume he was heading to Fort Worth, citing a lack of family and friends in the San Angelo area, where he had lived for only a year.
Nearing Bronte on highway 277, Lawson reportedly dialed 911 at 12:50 a.m. because he had had an apparent accident and had run out of gas, however the phone call was hardly intelligible. Brandon said he had run out of gas and that he needed the police and sounded distressed.
At 12:58 a.m. the Coke County Sheriff’s office received a call that a vehicle was parked haphazard on the side of the road out on highway 277, thus posing a risk to oncoming traffic. Deputies responded to the call and arrived on the scene, where Lawson’s truck stood abandoned. At the same time, Kyle Lawson, Brandon’s brother, appeared with a gas can and filled his brother’s truck. The Sheriff’s deputies asked Kyle Lawson if he was the one who had made the call, and Kyle stated that the vehicle was his brother’s and that he must have stepped away. Kyle Lawson would gas it up and his brother would return to retrieve it. After this, the deputies left the scene.
Two to three days later Kyle Lawson came forward with the information that his girlfriend had been on the phone with Brandon while Kyle was talking to the deputies. Lawson is said to have been in a field, and, according to his brother’s girlfriend, his last words were ‘I’m bleeding, I’m bleeding.’ Shortly thereafter, the cell phone cut out and contact was lost. That’s the last anyone’s seen or heard from Brandon. It seems that Kyle did not know about the 911 call, and for some reason thought Brandon was hiding.
Kyle drove up and down the highway looking for his brother until 4:30 a.m., but found no trace of him. Lawson's truck revealed no damage upon inspection, and who or what Lawson claimed to have hit in his 911 call is a mystery. His keys and his cell phone were gone. There has been no activity on his bank accounts or his cell phone since that time.
Since Lawson’s disappearance, there have been many searches, however none of the searches have turned up anything.
If you have any information concerning this case, please contact:
Coke County Sheriff's Office
San Angelo Live