North American Missing Persons Network
Brandon Lee Wade

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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
  • Age: 3
  • Height: 2'9"
  • Weight: 33 lbs.
  • Hair Color: Brown
  • Eye Color: Hazel/Blue
  • Race: White
  • Gender: Male
  • Medical Conditions: Brandon has allergies. He did not
    have his allergy medicine with him.
  • AKA: "Munchkin"
  • NCIC Number: M-472972999
  • Case Number: 02-10-02438; NCMC953466

  • Details of Disappearance
    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.

    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.

    Investigating Agency
    If you have any information concerning this case, please contact:
    Valdosta Police Department
    Sgt. Steve Owens

    Source Information
    National Center For Missing and Exploited Children
    Missing: Paula and Brandon Wade
    Child Protection Education of America