Above Images: Top and Center: Wade, circa 2002
Bottom: AP to age 16
Vital Statistics at Time of Disappearance
Missing Since: October 14, 2002 from Valdosta, Lowndes County, Georgia
Classification: Endangered Missing
Date Of Birth: July 15, 1999
Weight: 33 lbs.
Hair Color: Brown
Eye Color: Hazel/Blue
Medical Conditions: Brandon has allergies. He did not
have his allergy medicine with him.
NCIC Number: M-472972999
Case Number: 02-10-02438; NCMC953466
Details of Disappearance
Paula's husband, Lance Wade, has been ruled out as a suspect in his wife and child's disappearance. He is a soldier who was stationed at the Shaw Air Force Base in Sumter, South Carolina when Paula and Brandon vanished. He has passed a polygraph. However, Paula and Brandon's roommate, nineteen-year-old Marcus Burroughs, has allegedly been uncooperative in the case. He was asked to take a polygraph test but refused and hired a lawyer.
Brandon and his mother, Paula Ann Wade, were last seen at their residence at Common Apartments on October 14, 2002. They were reported missing when Paula failed to show up for work at Sam's Club and failed to call to tell them she would not be in. One of Paula's coworkers visited Common Apartments twice looking for her. There was no sign of her or her son. Her vehicle, a 1998 Chevy Blazer, was still parked at the residence. The child safety seat inside the car, had been removed.
If you have any information concerning this case, please contact:
Valdosta Police Department
Sgt. Steve Owens
National Center For Missing and Exploited Children
Missing: Paula and Brandon Wade
Child Protection Education of America