North American Missing Persons Network
Brandi Ellen Wells

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Above Images: Wells

Vital Statistics at Time of Disappearance

  • Missing Since: August 2, 2006 from Longview, Smith County, Texas
  • Classification: Endangered Missing
  • Date Of Birth: November 28, 1982
  • Age: 23
  • Height: 4'11"-5'0"
  • Weight: 120-130 lbs.
  • Hair Color: Blonde
  • Eye Color: Blue
  • Race: White
  • Gender: Female
  • Distinguishing Characteristics: Shoulder-length
    blinks eyes often. Ears pierced once in each ear. Had french tips on nails.
    Previously fractured thumb.
  • Clothing: Black high heeled sandals with floral applique,
    rust-colored gaucho pants, and a dark floral-print tube top with a
    "v" cut over the hip or a floral print cream colored
    V-neck halter top.
  • AKA: "Boo", Blinky
  • Case Number: 06-0017233
  • Dentals: Available

  • Details of Disappearance
    Brandi Wells was last seen by her mother August 2, 2006 as she prepared to go out with friends at a club in Longview. She visited friends and had been expected to return to her mother's house in Tyler to spend the night.

    According to employees of the nightclub, Brandi had to call for directions several times on her way there. By the time she finally arrived, her car was running on empty, so she asked some of the patrons for help. Whether or not any one obliged is unknown. Surveillance footage from the establishment shows Brandi leaving shortly after midnight. She was last seen leaving the club alone after 12:30. She was not intoxicated.

    Brandi was living with a friend in Brownsboro while waiting for school to begin, but she was going to stay the night with her mom in Tyler that Wednesday so she could run errands the next day. When Brandi did not immediately return, her mom thought she had just stayed with her friends. However, after attempts to reach her on her cell phone failed, and receiving a call from Brandi's roommate asking where Brandi was, her mom called the Longview Police and reported her missing on August 6, 2006.

    On August 8, the Longview Police Department received a call about Brandi's vehicle being abandoned on the westbound side of I-20 near Farm-to-Market 2087, with an empty gas tank, her ex-boyfriend's cell phone and her purse. Dogs were called out and the area was searched. The seat may have been moved to accomodate a larger person, though that has not been substantiated. Investigators traced the phone back to a person living in a neighborhood between Graham Central Station and the spot where Brandi's car was found.

    There have been numerous searches for Brandi, including the use of cadaver dogs, but there are still no leads in her disappearance. As the time of Brandi's disappearance lengthens, the possibility of foul play becomes greater; however, the Longview PD is not ruling out other possibilities. Family members of Wells describe her as a caring, and trusting young woman.

    Investigating Agency
    If you have any information concerning this case, please contact:

    Longview Police Department
    Sgt. Shaun Pendleton, Public Information Officer
    (903) 237-1110
    Gregg County Sheriff's Office
    (903) 236-8408

    Source Information
    Longview Police Department
    Texas Department of Public Safety
    MySpace: Find Brandi Wells
    Crime Library
    Laura Recovery Center
    Tyler Morning Telegraph