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Circumstance: Brandon was last seen when he left his San Angelo home at 11:53 pm August 9, 2013. He called his brother for help after running out of gas on Highway 277 near Bronte, Texas. When his brother arrived, there was no sign of Lawson. There was no damage to the vehicle and his keys and his cell phone were gone. Brandon phoned 9-1-1 that night — telling dispatch he needed help. There has been no activity on his bank accounts or his cell phone since that time. He has a wife and four young children who need your help in bringing Brandon home.


____________MISLEADING MEDIA REPORT_____________
Online News Article written by Mrs. McCutchen, the wife of Sheriff McCutchen (IN BOLD)
We've "broken apart" her reporting and added our own comments in italics.
https://www.facebook.com/ObserverEnterprise

Her Headline states: 

"Law enforcement concludes man not in Coke County"

  • This headline is misleading and without basis. One CANNOT conclude because a body was not found, in a specific area searched, that the person sought "is no longer in the entire county."
 

Members of Texas Search and Rescue and various law enforcement agencies began arriving last Wednesday evening for Thursday’s massive search for Brandon Lawson.
This latest search stems from an incident which occurred just before 1 am Friday, August 9, 2013. It began with a 911 call about a stranded motorist just south of Bronte on Highway 277.  


  •  She did not elaborate that the 9-1-1 call was made by a motorist, from what his wife was told...a trucker...who called 9-1-1 to report a truck parked in an unsafe manner on the highway.

The driver was not at the vehicle when Chief Deputy Brandon Neal arrived just after 1 am. However at this time, investigation has revealed that Brandon Lawson was hiding in the brush (due to an outstanding felony warrant) watching Deputy Neal while speaking to his brother, Kyle Lawson, on his cell phone. 

  • This statement was according to Brandon's brother who was enroute to rescue Brandon after he ran out of gas. The statements he made is confusing for a number of reasons. First, I believe this was his brother's opinion and not entirely factual. I believe he may have said this to cover for Brandon's absence from the vehicle... as opposed to "Brandon told him on the cell phone he was hiding." 
  • If Brandon was afraid of his outstanding warrant for arrest (from years earlier)...why would Brandon himself call 911 ? 
  • Why would Brandon himself specifically ask for law enforcement if he wanted to hide? Thus this makes no sense.
  • Additionally, the Deputy at the scene DID NOT TELL Kyle that Brandon himself called 9-1-1? Surely that would have heightened Kyle Lawson’s awareness and fear that his brother HAD to be in some kind of trouble to have called 9-11?
  • Was Brandon hiding out and then found himself in trouble after the Deputy and his brother left the scene? The girlfriend of Kyle says Brandon placed a call to them and was "incoherent" and all she caught was "I'm bleeding." This also not reported in the details of the reporting to the public.
  • Was it that Deputy Neal, who was dispatched,  came due to the "trucker's" 9-1-1 call and he himself was not aware that Brandon himself called 9-1-1 yet? Why wouldn't he have told Kyle that "your brother called 911?" Unless he did not know.
  • Had Kyle Lawson knew that his brother made a call to 911 himself, I believe the entire scenario would have played out differently on the night in question. Instead, Kyle and his girlfriend go back home thinking Kyle is just “hiding out” and perhaps his “bleeding” was from scratches in the brush…expecting him to be home in morning and the two of them would laugh over his bad luck. 
  • NO FAMILY was aware that Brandon was in distress with his clear “I need the cops” call, including his “please hurry.”  
  • NO FAMILY was told that Brandon called 911. Not even Ladessa. They found out when they saw it on a cell phone report.Why did the family have to tell the police , after seeing phone records, that a call was made for help by Brandon? Why was that also left out of this news report?
NOTE: Clarification: Brandon's wife learned he called 911 while reviewing cell records on the Tuesday following his missing status while itemizing a detailed cell report provided by Verizon to law enforcement. This report showed more details, including texts, than a phone bill that one would get on their own phone bill which only shows "incoming or outgoing."

According to Ladessa Lofton, no one has heard from Lawson since this time.
The Coke County Sheriff’s Office, in conjunction with DPS and the Texas Rangers, had already conducted an aerial search and a ground grid search without revealing any clues to his whereabouts.



  • This aerial search was done using infrared which would identify a "heated body" as in "alive." And was done a number of days AFTER Brandon went missing. Infrared is not going to pick up a non-heated body.

To rule out the possibility that Lawson had become lost in the brush and died, Coke County Sheriff Wayne McCutchen approved a search using cadaver or human remains (HR) dogs. The search was scheduled for Thursday, October 24, 2013.

Members of Texas Search and Rescue provided six HR dogs, handlers and flankers in addition to numerous support and logistics personnel for this search. According to Greg Pyles, TexSAR Chief Executive Officer and Incident Commander, TexSAR expended approximately $25,000 for this search. TexSAR is a non-profit organization completely supported by private and corporate donations. The group only conducts law enforcement approved searches.


TexSAR uses “math and science” based upon information provided by the family to determine the size and area to be searched. The organization has a great track record with a 95% success rate. Their findings and reports have proven accurate and have stood up under scrutiny when used in court cases.

TexSAR’s team included officers with Texas Division of Emergency Management, Cen-Tex Search and Rescue and the Lewisville Police Department. They also brought in two game wardens with Texas Parks and Wildlife. Incident Commander Greg Pyles’ resume lists several federal law enforcement positions.


The TexSAR canines are highly trained. These HR dogs will not “hit” on varmint carcasses. However, dead hogs sometimes prove a distraction to HR animals. Each handler wears a gps device which provided Brandon Goering, Operations Section Chief, an extremely detailed analysis of all area covered.

The search was extended to the northeast following one HR dog showing slight interest. However even with the extension, the search revealed no sign of Brandon Lawson – no remains, no clothing, no wallet, no cell phone, and no keys.


  •  According to Brandon's wife, it should be noted that following this search a cell tower notating a "last ping" was approx. 3 miles away from the truck. In an area not yet searched.

 Following a conversation with Sheriff McCutchen and Ranger Nick Hanna, the investigation will turn elsewhere and will not include any further searches unless new detailed information arises.  
  • The Sheriff and Ranger are both aware of the new details of the "last cell ping" being in an area further away.

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  1. You state:

    Had Kyle Lawson knew that his brother made a call to 911 himself, I believe the entire scenario would have played out differently on the night in question. Instead, Kyle and his girlfriend go back home thinking Kyle is just “hiding out” and perhaps his “bleeding” was from scratches in the brush…expecting him to be home in morning and the two of them would laugh over his bad luck.

    So the information that Ladessa and Kyle stated about Kyle searching all night with oil field coworkers and then putting gas in the truck in the morning is all a lie and the public should discount it?

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    1. What does one have to do with another? It was publicly reported by law enforcement that Kyle was seen filling the gas can at 7 am. It was also publicly stated that Kyle and oilfield workers searched for Brandon. As for "all night" I don't know what he considered "all night.

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    2. Of course it matters. What is correct and what isn't makes a huge difference when it comes to searching for a missing person. Why so defensive? All I did was ask a question to know what is the factual information. My Aunt works for 20/20 and I was considering calling in a favor to see if she could get Brandon's story on there. If there is too much confusing I don't know if I can get her to do it. Just trying to help . Sorry to step on toes. Best of luck.

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    3. . I did not say it doesn't matter...I asked what does one have to do with the other? In your first post you asked if what Kyle & Ladessa said about searching and gas in can "was all a lie"....if defensive it's because I cannot see, nor find, in any of our presentation of what is known...and written here....of what would have you believe the filling of gas can and/or Kyle's search for Brandon as leading you to believe it could be a lie? Thank you for your thoughts of 20/20, unfortunately their major focus is on investigative journalism as opposed to missing persons...if your Aunt in any way could help bring Brandon's case to the major networks, that would be a real blessing! We have submitted his case to every Sr. Producer and have yet to have success in getting national air time:(

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    4. Well, thanks for your time. She is a Senior Vice President, I talked to her earlier today to give her the story here on Brandon Lawson and his mysterious disappearance. She told me that er team would look into and she would let me know. She called me back a few hours ago to let me know that they have decided to go with the Abigail Hernandez story instead. Abigail's family had been in touch and the agreed to the story. As much as they would like to help find Brandon , she said the team was unable to verify the information, and that it seemed much to chaotic and questionable. That is all she would tell me. I'm sorry. I tried. I wish you all the best in finding him and home he comes home or is found soon.

      Sorry if I offend you. Good luck.

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    5. No. Not offended at all. Thank you very much for presenting Brandon's case. Perhaps another time they may reconsider...hopefully, however, that he'll be located soon. Again, thanks.

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    6. ~Wicked Warrior~...what's your aunt's name?

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    7. So what did your "aunt" say??

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    8. So what did the "aunt" say ????

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    9. I worked in TV and film most of my career, including ABC, and it is sad that producers of shows like 20/20 are afraid of a little hard work. Pathetic. What if the real story is a family not being helped by those who swore to protect and serve them?

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    10. I'm guessing this doesn't exist at all, nor does any other contact at ABC. She just wanted a reason to justify her nasty tone.

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    11. So what is your justification?

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    12. How the police could hear this call and not rule foul play tells you everything you need to know about what Brandon saw, and what he says he saw is true. He saw a state trooper execute someone he pulled over. And the fact that neither the police nor the private land owner will allow a cadaver dog or methane probe on the property tells you something else: that Brandon is likely buried on that land. The land owner has said he'd be willing to allow a search if the police say so, knowing they won't since they killed Brandon. What else speaks to a cover up? The edited phone call. Someone tried to edit "Staper shot the first guy." They tried to cut the word "Staper." They also tried to muffle the gunshots after the operator says "Hello...?" It's highly likely the first police on the scene are also the same Trooper(s) Branden ran into. Does Chief Deputy Neil know the landowners? I bet he does. Real well. I have a feeling both Brandon's girlfriend and brother know what happened, but are too scared to go public with what they know, and who can blame them? Brandon was at the wrong place at the wrong time, and these Troopers know everyone in town.

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    13. I believe that you are absolutely correct!! After studying this case for several years I have drawn the same conclusion.

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  2. Please don't take my interpretation as being critical of Brandon or as an insult to your family. I have three sons in the same age range as Brandon and just thinking about one of them being missing for any reason makes me very sad--which is why I listened to the 911 near 50 times. I do wish you find him. I think Brandon was intoxicated or inebriated, about to pass out, and growing tired of waiting for his brother-in-law. He made the call from the other side of the road from his truck. He was in a field in sight from the highway with some woods around (or he confuses woods/fields as same)--hiding from any troopers. He told 911 he saw a trooper or trucker looking for him on the wrong side. Again, meaning the opposite side. He repeats he will stay right where he is and implies he can be seen by anyone travelling in either direction. He also indicates he has a gas can. He's tiredly impatient and tells the operator that he told "Joe what I need to know" - meaning he had already told his brother-in-law what he needs to know. 911 asks him about that and he says, "Yea, the first guy... ran into him." Perhaps he did not want to reveal his brother-in-law's name. Then, his last response, "Yea..um..No, I need the cops." I don't think he was hurt at all--just drunk, breathless and tired of hiding and waiting. Then, I think Brandon rested for a few minutes and then had the sobering thought that the police were coming--and he was drunk and had a warrant.The text from his brother in law's girlfriend? Then what happened? He became a victim of a hit and run who took away the body or he did get lost and perished in the TX wilderness--particularly if he could wander four miles based on cell phone ping later that early am. That's a lot of territory to get lost in. Here's what I heard Brandon say.
    [Brandon first statement] Yes, I am in the middle of a field. My truck just ran out of gas. The trooper (or a trucker) started looking on the wrong side. Right here--going travelling (coming or going) on both sides. Field--set putting here. [Brandon next response] Yes, my truck ran out of gas. There's one quart here. You have to check the woods. [Brandon next response] Please hurry. Now, when I talked to Joe I told him what I need to know. [two deep breaths] [Brandon next response] Yes, the first guy... I ran into him. [Talked over] Yea..uh..No, I need the cops. [end] Sincerely concerned, a Mom

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    1. Hey, that's a really, really good interpretation - one which makes a lot of sense!

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    2. I respect your thoughts, but CLEARLY you hear TWO GUNSHOTS after Brandon says "they got the 1st guy" Brandon clearly came upon people who did him harm. He was wrong place wrong time! How could he walk 3 miles to where his cell phone last pinged in that short of time? Brandon was obviously in someone's car traveling and they took his body. This is so obvious from his 911 call! He sounds out of breath and in fear for his life NOT INTOXICATED

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    3. he talked on the phone after this 911 call, gunshots in the vicinity of that phone would be so loud and sharp and unmistakable that someone else would have heard them, like the cop and his brother kyle and kyles GF who were all at the truck.

      how could he walk 3 miles in an hour? that is literally the average walking speed.

      he even told Kyles GF he was in the bush 10 minutes up the road and could they hurry up and get there because he was bleeding.

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    4. I hear no gunshots. We don't know if background of nursing facility made sounds some assume gunshots. Also, the theory of him " hiding" was drawn from his brother and girlfriend assuming such....not from Brandon.
      1. He called 9-1-1, if afraid of cops...he wouldn't have done such.
      2. He clearly stated he needed a cop. Whether intoxicated, hurt or high...that was VERY clear. He wanted a cop.
      So many mistakes by all parties from police on scene (leaving vehicle parked cockeyed in the road? and going off scene? No tow truck called till hours later? And of course a sherrif's wife who turned the case upside down and turned the community to her erroneous thoughts so all turned a blind eye.)
      3. A couple little searches then case goes cold. We all know many cases where secondary searches produce a find. None done.
      4. Excuses of terrain inhabitable is just that...an excuse. Where are drones that can reach those areas? Why no drone search?
      5. Distracting and false identity phone calls, two years later, to our staff, by a man who calls from GA giving fake names, that clearly has some agendas...and pretty certain not working for the family.
      6. If ever a case for the FBI, this is it. Why hasn't law enforcement...who can't and hasn't given efforts to solve, turn to FBI? Don't they want truth?
      The sad part of it all? Those children. Innocent children who will realize one day that law enforcement didn't do all to find their dad...total neglect.
      Where are the drones?

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    5. I think your interpretation is WAYYYYY off and makes no sense.

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    6. I agree. There was someone on youtube that nailed it. I can't remember exactly, but it was exact if you listen to it while reading his interpretation.

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  3. Thank you for your thoughts, Zelda. What part of the tape do you hear he talks of a gas can? His brother, (not brother in law) is named Kyle, not "joe." However, I too felt he said the name Joe. I also believe the "yeah" to ambulance was someone else's voice...not Brandon's...at least that is how it sounds to me.

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  4. My Daughter and I both heard "I talked to Joe or Joel". I wonder if anyone knows who this is and have they been interviewed?

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    1. i think he said
      ahh i told you i ran into them,
      when talking to the 911 operator

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    2. Ah I Totally ran into them.

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    3. play the slowed version and you will hear he does not say joe but at normal speed it sure sounds like he says i talked to joe

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    4. The first time I heard it, without seeing any subtitles, I heard him say, "I told you I ran into them!" Because I thought he sounded irritated and impatient, like, "I already TOLD you, I ran into them!" and then the dispatcher says, "So you ran into them..." I don't know if that meant he literally ran into people with his truck, or he ran into them like he came upon them?

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  5. Instead of him saying "I talked to Joe or Joel" or "I told Joe/Joel what I needed to know"....do you think he could have been saying "Ya'll" instead of Joe/Joel? This is Texas after all. Just wondering.

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  6. Instead of him saying "I talked to Joe/Joel" or "I told Joe/Joel what I need to know" do you think he could have been saying "ya'll" instead of Joe/Joel? After all, this is Texas. Just wondering.

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    1. Yes that does sound right to me..

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    2. i played it for someone and they said joe aswell, your the first peron i have seen who also mentioned Joe.
      When it is slowed you can hear him pronounce a P in the first word of the 2nd sentence,it sounds like scaper or staper.

      im in the middle of a field, scaper just breached some guys over ere.

      there is a church sign on a nearby side road to where his truck was found. Could he have been saying:
      im in the middle of a field, escapin' these preaching guys over here

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  7. "Yes, I'm in the middle of a field and these guys were just freaking me out"

    That's what I hear. But I am British so I can't be too sure.

    I am so sorry this has happened. I know that Greg Donaghe another oil field worker went missing in Abilene. That's 2 men in 6 months. I am an avid reader of "Missing 411" books by David Paulides. This case and Greg's fits the criteria.

    Gregs body was found 1 mile from where he was last seen on CCTV. The SAR team would of searched that 1 mile. So why is it that missing people suddenly seem to show up after SAR have already searched that area months or even years before. SAR Dogs also have a hard time trying to pinpoint scents, they walk off or refuse to search....

    Something odd is going on here. I really do hope that Brandon comes home. I can't imagine the pain you are all going through. I would suggest trying to get another search going. Trust me. It's worth going over the search area again... Especially after so much time has passed. He's not going to be too far from the last point seen.

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  8. Someone with username Matt Wilson on YouTube came up with this and it sounds dead on:

    A tone chimes.

    Operator: “911 emergency.”

    Brandon: “Yes, I'm in the middle of a field, I think we just pushed some guys over. (We’re out here) going towards Abilene on both sides. My truck ran out of gas, there’s one car here, a guy’s chasing me into the woods. Please hurry!”

    Operator: “Ok, now run that by me one more…”

    Brandon: “And we’re not talking to ‘em. I accidentally ran into ‘em.”

    Operator: “Ah, you ran into ‘em, ok!”

    Brandon: “Yes, the first guy.

    [The operator and Brandon speak at the same time, saying]:

    Brandon: (“I’ve got cuts!)
    Operator: “Do you need an ambulance?

    Brandon: “Yes, No! I need the cops!

    OPERATOR: “Ok… Is anybody hurt? Hello… Hello… Hello.

    End of recording.

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    1. My name is Matt Wilson, and I did the transcription above, posted by "unknown". My background that relates to this, is that I was a professional sound engineer for a number of years. I took the best, clearest recording that I could find of Brandon's 911 call, and processed it with several types of filtering, compression, and frequency reduction. I then listened to my "cleaned up" recording for hours. I actually tried to get this cleaned up recording into other people's hands for further scrutiny, but pretty much got ignored, because of everyone having already made their minds up about words, and phrases that ARE NOT in this recording, but that they believe are, because they have preconceived ideas of the scenario that went down with Brandon, and those non-existent words and phrases fit their preconceived ideas.... NOT the way to review something. You have to remove your ideas, and listen with a "blank" mind.

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    2. I think you may just be right on there'
      They "ran into" some guys they were in trouble with and tried to flee. Ran out of gas, and were chased down by whomever it was they had crossed.
      I wonder if his wife or any friends might know exactly who he crossed?

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    3. This sounds completely spot on, it definitely sounds like he was with someone else during the 911 call. It almost sounds like he's with someone and a guy is chasing both of them. Of course, I'm just guessing, but I really hope he is found. My sister believes he may be saying "yes I'm in the middle of a field, escaped and pushed some guys over", that's also just a guess.

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    4. Instead of Brandon saying "I've got cuts", I'm thinking he's saying something along the lines of "they've got guns." Also, at the near end of the 911 dispatch recording, after Brandon stops talking and all we can hear is labored breathing and the dispatcher saying hello, you can very faintly hear a man's voice say "help me".

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    5. He says "they got the 1st guy" followed by 2 gunshots!! Im telling you he came upon something going down n they killed Brandon bc he was witness! He says THEY GOT THE 1ST GUY! PUT HEADPHONES ON YOU'LL HEAR GUNSHOTS

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    6. I think this is pretty close but it sounds to me, rather than saying pushed some guys over, he's saying screwed some guys over. I do a lot of vocal recording and sound production and I can't hear any "P" which is usually really defined in any recording, and the very reason we use Pop filters.. What it seems to say is "..in the middle of a field and ________ just screwed some guys over" that space being someones name maybe or their last name. That would seem to fit the severity of the situation. Lot of land owners in these areas have anhydrous tanks that are repeatedly broken into for meth production. Puts these kind of land owners on high alert, with reason to take things into their own hands. It's also possible it was a meeting gone bad.

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    7. I disagree however I have a bad recording.after the operator asking to run it buy again I feel he says. I tried talking to them. And when the operator and him speak at the same time I feel he says yes I've ran into them before. I have other opinions about thevery recording however it's a poor one I'm listing to and I fear I'd hate to waste time.

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    8. So how did the brother find his truck?

      I guess Brandon told him exactly where his truck was?

      Funny how when he is on the phone to 911 he just says he is in the middle of a field and please hurry.

      hurry to where though? The middle of a field going towards Abilene? that is pretty vague.

      Did the deputy or any cop from anywhere nearby go out towards Abilene looking for a truck that ran out of gas? was there any follow-up at all whatsoever by the 911 operator or police to Brandon's 911 call?


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    9. Why does he say "we're"? Was he with someone else? I agree that he was saying "going towards Abilene" but I don't understand what he means by "on both sides".

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    10. Also usually when I say I am up the road from somewhere, I am either North of the referenced location or in the same original direction of travel which also happens to be North. What are the coordinates for the trucks location and the last cell phone ping?

      I have heard a more clean version of the 911 tape. Sadly, the girlfriend did not get a copy of the 911 tape. She made the recording as she heard the call recording 4 months after the fact. That could explain tons of the anomalies on the recording. There is no distinct gunshot or "help me" at the end of the call. I would love to hear the original call recording directly from the 911 call center/nursing home. If he were attacked by someone or group and he was with someone or group, have there been any other persons missing or injured from the area? He clearly says "we" and "we're" on the recording of the recording of the call.

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    11. I plugged in the coordinates from the poster. It shows he was 4 miles south of Bronte. There is at least one farmhouse nearby. I plotted the distances from the cell pings and assuming he continued in the same direction, the cell phone would have pinged .25 miles South of Bronte to right into the middle of Bronte. Assuming he was ten minutes up the road, as he told his SIL, and his truck was found 4.0 miles South of Bronte, he could have only walked to less than .25 mile North of the Colorado River. He would have passed the farmhouse. If he was even slightly accurate to his distance and if I am right about his direction of travel, if he were attacked by gunfire, the farmhouse occupants would have likely heard the gunfire. If police were doing something illegal and killing folks, where's the bodies? Plus, again, the farmhouse would have heard it.

      I hope the GPS coordinates I found were correct. I didn't see a picnic pullout on the satellite map.

      I read the girlfriend had voice mails from Brandon. Any one know if they were preserved and uploaded or what she says was on them?

      I also couldn't help but notice all the off road trails near the trucks location and near the likely 10 minute point could be. Lots of fields that were open or nearly cleared.

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  9. If he ran into someone and that explains why he got chased into the woods, maybe someone was walking on that road and he ran into the first guy or maybe he had a skirmish and he tried to escape and they came after him but he ran out of gas. Can the hospital be checked to see if there was someone injured in a car or may have injuries that could come from Brandon running into them?

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  10. Yes I'm in the middle of a field.
    It's like we just pushed some guys over, (as in not really run them down just barely hit them)
    going towards Abilene, on both sides (as in they were walking on both sides of the road?)
    My truck ran out of gas
    There's one car here
    I Got chased into the woods
    I'm done talking to them
    I accidently ran into them
    Just the first guy
    Yes, No I need the cops

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    1. This makes a lot of sense to me. Best way to explain the "on both sides" and "ran into them...just the first guy" remarks. He is distracted because he is running out of gas, rolls to the side of the road and runs in to somebody walking on the shoulder. I suppose this could align with the theory he came across something he wasn't supposed to see. The guys walking the shoulder might have been patrolling the perimeter of whatever was going down.

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    2. And it might explain why the truck was situated partially on to the highway from what I understand.) Someone reported it was a hazard the way it was parked. Maybe he swerved to try to avoid hitting someone? But ran out of gas at that instant... doesn't seem likely.

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  11. I'd guess he was picked up..And then don't know what they may have done to him..

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  12. Why did the authorities not track Brandon's cell to find him??

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  13. Why did the authorities not track Brandon's cell to find him??

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  14. To Brandon's family...I'm very sorry you're going through this and I wish you the best of luck in finding him. To ~Wicked Warrior~...There is no Vice President of 20/20, there is an Executive Producer and he's nobody's aunt because he is a man. I know your comments were made a while ago but they just rubbed me the wrong way and it's wrong for you to lie to a grieving family.

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    1. I thought the same thing! That was a really mean thing to do. peopke play the stupidest games!!

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  15. I think he said "I am here in the middle of the field and a state trooper just pulled some guys over. And then what was legible. He got taken to the woods Please hurry I am not talking to him I just ran into them" He got the first guy. Sounded like he had been drinking too. Only his girlfriend would of known that. either that are he was high. It was a policeman involved they need to investigate and see if anyone else is missing from that area. Then again he may of been talking about the state trooper was after him and was chasing him because he said something about cars on both sides. I think he was done in by a state trooper why don't they find out who was on duty that night and find out where the trooper was at that time. He is dead. They might as well know that. Just my thoughts

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    1. My thoughts exactly troopers involved dirty force check duty records and other missing reports

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    2. Wont matter unfortunately if troopers did this they probably are all in on it. This is a rural area, hush is the name of the game.

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    3. Unfortunately in this area if you are dealing with bad cops it maybe that all of them are in on it.... regardless I hope karma comes rheir way..whomever is responsible

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    4. Wont matter unfortunately if troopers did this they probably are all in on it. This is a rural area, hush is the name of the game.

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    5. His girlfriend says he was not drinking and the time from when he left his home and ran out of gas is not nearly enough to get drunk. Plus he had to work the next morning and was making a two drive to his father's house. Stopping for drinks even at his young age would be highly contraindicated.

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  16. Hi. I've been researching this case and have come to a conclusion. I'm sure you get many possible scenarios but I have to state mine. After running out of fuel Brandon began walking to Bronte. What transpired before the 911 call can only be assumptions but I'm afraid he was found by the "three parties" he refers to and shot. I feel very strongly about this next bit and hope you take it seriously. After checking GoogleMaps for possible sites to find Brandon's remains I noticed the gravel/sand pit a few miles off the highway, in between where Brandon's truck was parked and the town of Bronte. Why I feel so strongly that he is there I cannot explain but please tell me how extensively this gravel pit was searched. This story gives me chills and I like others for sure just want to know what happened to the poor guy. Also, were there missing persons reported in any of the towns in the area? I don't know why but I feel there was another person with Brandon during the trip.

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  17. Not sure if my previous comment was published..Does anyone have any info on how extensively the gravel/sand pit was searched. Just a few miles off the highway between Bronte and Brandon's truck.

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  18. Did He say "Bikers" rather than "staplers? Also , it seems like hHe said something to the effect that they chased some guy into the woods.
    Did he think he hit a vagrant with his truck? Anyhow , great show. I listened to it three times.

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  19. Did He say "Bikers" rather than "staplers? Also , it seems like hHe said something to the effect that they chased some guy into the woods.
    Did he think he hit a vagrant with his truck? Anyhow , great show. I listened to it three times.

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  20. Did He say "Bikers" rather than "staplers? Also , it seems like hHe said something to the effect that they chased some guy into the woods.
    Did he think he hit a vagrant with his truck? Anyhow , great show. I listened to it three times.

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  21. If he had cuts, I wonder if they were extensive enough to cause him to pass out from loss of blood, which may account for the fact that he did not respond to the 911 operator after he said he needed the cops. Brandon may have dropped his phone and the guy that was chasing him may have picked it up then tossed it away three miles down the road where the last ping came from. Also, if Brandon was killed by the guy who was chasing him and left his body in the 'woods', then wild animals could have rendered the body incapable of being found.

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  22. If Brandon was bleeding, I wonder if the loss of blood may have been enough to cause him to pass out. Wild animals could have rendered the body practically impossible to find, and they may have even picked up his phone and carried it off. He may have dropped his phone and whoever was chasing him might have picked it up and thrown it away three miles away where the last ping came from.

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  23. If he had cuts, I wonder if they were extensive enough to cause him to pass out from loss of blood, which may account for the fact that he did not respond to the 911 operator after he said he needed the cops. Brandon may have dropped his phone and the guy that was chasing him may have picked it up then tossed it away three miles down the road where the last ping came from. Also, if Brandon was killed by the guy who was chasing him and left his body in the 'woods', then wild animals could have rendered the body incapable of being found.

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  24. Anyone know the mile marker where the truck was located?

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    1. from the corner of state street and parkwood drive it is approx. 3.65 miles, around 350-400 feet before the picnic area coming from San Angelo, thats according to TexSaR's UTM co-ords. you can see the picnic area on the missing persons poster for Brandon at the top of this page.

      here is a more complete and blown up missing person poster for Brandon: http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-CxmRm1X-jDI/UwopSTRhHpI/AAAAAAAASfM/_dLJxW6zmLM/s1600/BrandonLawson-Missing3.jpg

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  25. DID NO ONE NOTICE HIM IN THE 911 CALL SAYONG "HELP ME" SUPER FAINTLY AFTER THE OPERATOR KEPT SAYING HELLO??? DID HE POSSIBLY GET CHOKED OUT AND THOSE WERE HIS LAST WORDS? WHEN THEY ASKED IF HE NEEDED AN AMBULANCE THE "YEAH"SOUNDS LIKE A TOTAL DIFFERENT VOICE

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    1. I completly agree that is a different voice thats what made me so convinced that even if was high and or drunk there is more to this story than that. There was someone else with him when he dissapeared.

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    2. I am convinced that second person is not the primary voice on that rexording (assumed to be brandon) and is infact a different person. Creepy. I pray for his family and him :(

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    3. I completly agree that is a different voice thats what made me so convinced that even if was high and or drunk there is more to this story than that. There was someone else with him when he dissapeared.

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    4. Can't be. He called his brother several times after the 911 call and attempted to call his wife 10 times. Her phone was in her vehicle charging and she missed the calls. The real questions is, why did he call his brother for help and the leave his truck? He called his brother two more times after calling 911.

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  26. DID NO ONE NOTICE HIM IN THE 911 CALL SAYONG "HELP ME" SUPER FAINTLY AFTER THE OPERATOR KEPT SAYING HELLO??? DID HE POSSIBLY GET CHOKED OUT AND THOSE WERE HIS LAST WORDS? WHEN THEY ASKED IF HE NEEDED AN AMBULANCE THE "YEAH"SOUNDS LIKE A TOTAL DIFFERENT VOICE

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  27. DID NO ONE NOTICE HIM IN THE 911 CALL SAYONG "HELP ME" SUPER FAINTLY AFTER THE OPERATOR KEPT SAYING HELLO??? DID HE POSSIBLY GET CHOKED OUT AND THOSE WERE HIS LAST WORDS? WHEN THEY ASKED IF HE NEEDED AN AMBULANCE THE "YEAH"SOUNDS LIKE A TOTAL DIFFERENT VOICE

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  28. DID NO ONE NOTICE HIM IN THE 911 CALL SAYONG "HELP ME" SUPER FAINTLY AFTER THE OPERATOR KEPT SAYING HELLO??? DID HE POSSIBLY GET CHOKED OUT AND THOSE WERE HIS LAST WORDS? WHEN THEY ASKED IF HE NEEDED AN AMBULANCE THE "YEAH"SOUNDS LIKE A TOTAL DIFFERENT VOICE

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  29. Look into the troopers cause that's what I got out of it and only makes sense. There was also another person there. Police/Trooper or troopers are involved

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    1. its a tiny town, with a sheriff and two deputies, the fire and ambulance are 100% volunteer, so where do you speculate these state troopers came from? Dallas? They sure didn't come from the town of Robert lee or Abilene.

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    2. state troopers (highway patrol) work that road just as they work every state Road in the state of Texas..

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  30. Trooper/ Troopers involved looked at duty records and match against the other missing worker.

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  31. Look into the troopers cause that's what I got out of it and only makes sense. There was also another person there. Police/Trooper or troopers are involved

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  32. When drug cartels kill, they do it boldly and messily. Anyone know where the cell was found?

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  33. It could be that he was being chased and that originally there were people in two cars that attacked him but at the time of his call just one car remained. It does seem that someone else was with him. It might be that because of the way his truck was parked it nearly caused an accident and those people who nearly collided with it were enraged and went after him. It would probably be someone local. Maybe the owner of the property where the last ping came from?

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  34. For those people who are sure that the Texas Highway Patrol was involved, you can do a Freedom of Information Act request and get the duty records you are looking for I believe. I don't think that DPS was involved. I think that this gentleman may have been in the wrong place at the wrong time. He did sound intoxicated in the tape. Here is my hypothesis (based solely on conjecture). It has been stated that he was 1/4 block/mile from a rest area. I believe that he ran out of gas and walked to the rest area looking for help. While he was there, he had a "run in" with the wrong people. He may have walked into a drug deal, an illegal alien transfer, etc. Perhaps the "pushed over" he mentions is a fight he witnesses, maybe a drug deal gone bad. Regardless, he happened upon something bad and paid the ultimate price. As a Texas I am sure that wild animals have spread the remains all over. As for his phone ping...I believe that the bad guys took that and his wallet to delay his ID should his body be found. They tossed the phone a few miles away to either just get rid of it or throw off the search.

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    1. Have you seen a photo of the rest area? It's not what you think. He would have never gone there for help and there would have never been hel there'd. Just a scruffy area with a wooden picnic bench.

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  35. Wow can not believe I came across this again. I researched this case a while ago after watching a video on YT and now I received a voicemail from someone named Brandon Lawson, which might be a common name. I always google scams before calling back and I was led here. I knew the name sounded familiar. I wish I wan't at work or I would take the time to look more into this again. I hope this get solved soon.

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  36. I live in Bronte something doesn't seem right

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  37. I live in Bronte something doesn't seem right it was kept kinds quiet

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  38. I feel like he says : " Im in the middle of the field a stapler just pushed two guys over"

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  39. I feel like he says : "Im in the middle of the field, a stapler just pushed two guys over"

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    1. That could be, "I'm in the middle of a field, State Patrol just pulled two guys over."

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  40. It does sound as though he bumped into one of these folks while these folks were walking on both sides of the road in the dark. And, then unfortunately, Brandon ran out of gas. There was one car, probably the car belonging to these folks. These folks, unfortunately, no matter how Brandon tried to talk to these people, may have taken him away with them in this car, or harmed him in some way. I pray that he is still alive. I pray for his family and friends. God is good every single day.

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  41. It does sound as though he bumped into one of these folks while these folks were walking on both sides of the road in the dark. And, then unfortunately, Brandon ran out of gas. There was one car, probably the car belonging to these folks. These folks, unfortunately, no matter how Brandon tried to talk to these people, may have taken him away with them in this car, or harmed him in some way. I pray that he is still alive. I pray for his family and friends. God is good every single day.

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  42. It does sound as though he bumped into one of these folks while these folks were walking on both sides of the road in the dark. And, then unfortunately, Brandon ran out of gas. There was one car, probably the car belonging to these folks. These folks, unfortunately, no matter how Brandon tried to talk to these people, may have taken him away with them in this car, or harmed him in some way. I pray that he is still alive. I pray for his family and friends. God is good every single day.

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  43. I have been listening to the 911 recording hundreds of times. I still do not recognize some of the words. I just wanted to offer 2 scenarios in short order pertaining to the call. (these are all assuming everything is on the up-and-up/no attempted cover-ups)

    In each scenario, I believe the 911 was made near the Colorado River Bridge. Reason being you can hear,late in the call, what some people call gunshots. This is actually the sound of a vehicle running over the seams in the bridge. As the vehicle approaches, the first sound is faint, then a little louder sound and then the loudest. Then the sounds end as the car enters solid ground or the phone is hung up. (I have other reasons to believe he is at the bridge but wanted to keep this short)
    So scenario one is
    --Ran out of gas
    --Began to walk toward Bronte
    --Happened upon group (could have been all friends in the group or some in the group being held against their will)
    --Group saw Brandon and one or more pursued him on foot
    --Brandon was caught and taken out of the area

    Scenario 2 (this one is a little out there)
    --same as # one up to him happening upon a group
    --Brandon says "Strappers just threw some guys over"

    Strapper is the name (jargon) given to a person in the oilfields that measures and calibrates oil tanks. These tanks can be 30 feet or taller. There was oilfield activity in the area. So "strappers just threw/pushed some guys over" could mean into an oil tank. Believe me if you get pushed into an oil tank you will never be found.

    --Brandon is thrown into an oil tank. (By the way there are also underground oil tanks that are almost undetectable from the ground)

    I could probably come up with a dozen scenarios but all of them center around the field just to the south and west of the River. If you look on Google maps, street view, I am talking about the area where there is a level field and then it declines toward the River. If Brandon saw foul play on the River he would have ran back toward the south into that open field. I will post my interpretation of his 911 call in a couple of days.

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  44. One interpretation:

    He ran into a traffic stop in which state po pulled some guys over. One patrol car was still there, the other car presumably took off after the other runner(s). They got one of the guys that ran, the other guy was with him. They aren't talking to him, they want other police officers because this guy must be acting scary.

    My only question is, how was the scene cleared so quickly? From what I understand, people began happening on the scene pretty quickly after the 911 call. You'd figure if there was a bunch of chasing going on through the woods, it would have taken more time to get everyone rounded up and into vehicles, not to mention getting rid of the initial pulled over vehicle. So weird.

    But that's just going off the released recording. If these were edited, it would be close to pointless to try and analyze what he's saying, because a few missing syllables could possibly change the entire meaning.

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    1. his brothers GF spoke to Brandon on the phone when they were at his truck with the cop, if thats true then the 911 call was not his last call, despite this page clearly stating after the 911 call Brandon was never heard from again.

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  45. IN our short study of this case we have come to this scenario-
    Brandon ran out of gas and called his brother. While out on the hwy ,maybe to push his truck to the side, he was hit by another vehicle. Possibly a drunk driving situation and the driver didnt want to get caught. Who ? The guy that says " leave it " between " do you need an ambulance " and "no I need the cops ". Other people think they hear "yeah" but we dont.

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  47. I reported a suspected smuggling tunnel to the El Paso and Midland DEA in January 2012 who didn't look and about two weeks later I was shot by a person under my home here in Midland, TX. A group of still secret police were then caught on camera covering up this failed murder. I've since had a half dozen people tell me about an underground facility that is within a half block from my home. I have reason to believe that Oil Show prostitution parties were held there and I was told about a girl being murdered at the 2010 Oil Show party for refusing the prostitute. I suspect that many people in the Oil Field are aware of this and the link between the Oil Field and Prostitution is infamous. This made me wonder if Brandon's disappearance could be connected to this same crime ring. Did he ever go to a Oil show in Midland/Odessa? Why doesn't somebody check this underground facility? I have more information and a reward for identity of the secret police on my Youtube channel under "BuddyWebb" . My prayers to the family. Buddy

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  49. The way is sounded to me was he ran out of gas, started walking called brother. Then was being chased by people he had a confrontation with earlier ("he ran into" "like we just pissed some guys off or..). Maybe picked up another person who was in trouble with those people.They chased him/them into woods ("on Bronte side") where he called 911 but was interrupted because they found where he was hiding. I believe the other voices were his attacker and friend talking to each other.

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  50. I hope there's renewed interest by the media about this. Somebody knows something and there sounds like there are at least 3 other people involved to me

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  51. Seems to me, Brandon ran out of gas, started walking to find help, called his brother to tell him he ran out of gas, called 911 when he happened upon a scene (wrong place; wrong time) where police pushed a guy over the side of a bridge ("Strapper" could mean 'State Trooper' or a strapper guy (heavy set guy) or strapper as in an oil-field worker....someone mentioned a bridge above in the comments), another officer (Brandon said 'detective') was chasing a guy into the woods, and Brandon is witnessing all of this. There was a ping on Brandon's phone 4.4 miles from where his car was abandoned. That ping was near the Colorado River. The police are now after him for witnessing what they have done.

    I think when Brandon says he "ran into them" seems he is implying he came upon them (came upon the scene).

    Also, some believe they hear gunshots near the end of the call, but if Brandon was on a bridge when he made that call, it's possible that those sounds are the sounds of cars driving over the splits in the bridge. Does kind of sound like that rather than gunshots. It's possible Brandon was also pushed over the side of the bridge and that's why the phone goes dead.

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    1. Did you ever do any research about the area? if you did you would see your comment makes no sense and is actually kind of silly. it is clear your comment is 50% guess work and 50% what others have posted on reddit.

      if you base your theory on what reddit users post you will look ridiculous because reddit is 99% wrong information.

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    2. If he witnessed the police doing something nefarious, why would he call the police? He specifically asked for the police.

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  53. I live less than an hour from where this happened. No one ever searched that far out where the phone pinged? A line should be drawn on a map from where Brandon's vehicle was found to the approximate area of the ping. 4.4 miles out? That direction toward the area of ping should have been, and should still be, walked by a group of several people side by side, but spread out wide as possible, but yet each person in close proximity to one another so as not to miss any evidence that may be on the ground between them. Anything that is found, especially things such as clothing, weapons, wallet, basically anything unnatural should be documented. If anything possibly significant is found, that location should be marked, photographed and authorities contacted before it is handled. A circle should be drawn around the area of the ping in a minimum 1 mile diameter and that area should be searched for any evidence as well and thoroughly as possible for possible remains. It is very easy to hear the smallest noises out in this area. I believe those pursuing Brandon could hear him talking on his cell phone and closed in quickly. Just as when there is an auto accident, if one investigates, they can find the location of impact, there will always be some type of evidence on the ground where the impact occurred. The incident happened at night, so somewhere out there, there is most likely some evidence still there. The right person dedicated can find it if they are determined enough.

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    1. I'm that person but I need guidance from a local

      reggaedeejay@yahoo.com- joey c email

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  54. The problem is people read posts on reddit and believe whatever anyone there says.
    if you go to the reddit page and sort replies by "best" you can see the problem instantly.

    Most of them are high or drunk, Not all the posts are from reddit retards, there's some really good intelligent comments too.
    some of those comments include:

    had been trying to avoid police in the days leading up to his disappearance.

    had a drug-related 2005 felony warrant.

    had been using drugs in the days leading up to his disappearance.

    had a history of meth use.

    had called his brother after his car was out of gas then called his brother AGAIN, and described to his brother seeing police which his brother took to mean that he was hiding somewhere, where he could see police, but they couldnt see him.

    had exact similarities to Janelle Hornickel and Michael Wamsley case (despite being able to tell his brother where his truck was and other major discrepancies)

    had said ludicrous things about the 911 call, for example one user posted:
    "I'm in the middle of the field and this guys pushing cows over" ...
    then asks
    "were there any cows in the area? And if so did Brandon see a bunch of guys tipping cows and confront them only to be met with violence"....

    "Hear me out" followed by a ludicrously outrageous theory always involving, drug dealing cartel cops and/or serial killer state troopers.

    posting google map co-ords of 31.7875832,-100.2900861 and saying this is the exact spot where his truck was found and that he was clearly hallucinating because there is no woods or wooded area.

    posting: I'm from there also and I wouldn't say "woods" (despite the fact Brandon is not originally from that area)

    In conclusion if you want to get facts of any sort on this case reddit is the last place you should look.




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  55. As you can see some of the reddit retard users have drifted to this comment section.

    Users like CIARA are either strait up trolls or so stupid they do no research whatsoever but continue to push a ludicrous theory like hearing gunshots on the phone call and the "help me" being his last words despite the fact he used the cell phone after the 911 call.

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  56. I am actively researching this case. I am contacting media and doing what I can to somehow get another search going. I'm in contact with a couple other folks who are also researching this case and I just want to keep this active.

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  57. I just listened to this case on True Crime Garage. I cant stop thinking about it now, some people and myself at my work are all talking about it and coming up with some ideas on what we think happened. I wish I could go to the area with a metal detector and search the area my self.

    Here is what I know. We had the us marshals looking for a guy that jumped the fence & ran from them and behind my work. Now they didn't know if he ran through our back parking area or if he was still here hiding. Then it started raining really hard before they could get the dog out to track the guy. The Marshals took cover under our bay behind my work and pinged the guys phone.
    The Us Marshals ping his phone and found him under a trailer behind my work. This tells me they can ping a phone to exactly where a person is. They didn't look for him in a 1-4 mile radius. They knew exactly what trailer he was hiding under! just FYI.

    With so many holes in this information it is difficult to determine what took place.
    I wish we could get the truck drivers 911 call posted on this web page, the phone records and gps location of the last ping.
    that would help a bunch.

    this is what I hear on the 911 call
    .yes i'm in the middle of a field
    .the taper just pushed some guys over
    .were out here going twards abliene on both sides
    .my truck ran out of gas
    .there one guy here got chased into the woods
    .please hurry
    .I'm talking to em (i believe someone walked up at this point and he is say i am talking to em like i am talking to 911)
    .i totally just ran into em(sounds like a sigh of relief almost, like he is glad this is over still think he is talking to someone else )
    .they got the first guy
    .yeah, no i need the cops

    now, I don't think he says trooper because he refers to the law enforcement as "cops" later. If "cops" is his normal terminology I think he would have said "cop" earlier not "trooper".

    I didn't see a time line on here either - this is what i have so far.
    12:38 Brandon calls brother Kyle
    12:50 Brandon calls 911
    12:57 trucker calls 911 about truck hazard in road
    1:10 Kyle receive call from Brandon unclear/ phone cutting out....may have said he is bleeding
    1:18 Audry text Brandon about the cop at his truck - warning because of warrants - unaware Brandon is in trouble.

    kinda wish someone with the phone records could do a time line for this web page and add in the times for the miss calls to Audry. times where text messages were sent / received and what all was said etc.

    praying this gets solved - praying for the family

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    1. there's also missed calls to Ladessa as she had her cell phone in the car charging while she was asleep.
      John Lordan interviewed her so have you watched his youtube vids on this case?

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    2. I have not watched the you tube video on this case. I will check those out asap!

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  58. A few thoughts that are not ground breaking but accessory pieces. He might have seemed "drunk" if he were losing some blood or took a blow to the head. There is one part where he is clearly really labored in breathing and seems a little "out of it" but it did not come off as drunk to me. I instantly thought about someone losing blood or dealing with a TBI (traumatic brain injury).

    Again, just brain storming here trying to get some thoughts out there that may help others piece some stuff together. I will try to stay involved with brain storming and keeping this out there being talked about. I just heard of this yesterday and will post as I find things that I

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  59. More thought......so maybe someone can use this to piece together the call differently from the standard thought of translation. I'm still having trouble with the very beginning as many are but the more we throw out there the better chance we have at getting the correct translation if we are in fact listening to a fully unedited tape.

    Instead of referencing "going toward Abeline on both sides" which the "both sides" never made sense to me.....he said something to the effect of "gored by javelina on both sides" which would then make the "there one car here, a guys chasing me into the woods" need a new translation like "there's one right here, he's chasing me into the woods" and then the "I accidentally ran into them" would still stand because if you were in the middle of those fields then you could easily run into a small group of Javelina out there. In the one part he could have said, "and we're not stalking them(or "we're not walkin to em), I accidentally (totally) ran into em"

    I don't know though as when I listen to the whole call I don't get this sense about what is going on but he could have been hurt and trying to move toward the road or maybe due to nobody being out there he was trying to keep moving to go get help but just didn't make it back anywhere from however far out he was in the fields.

    I just want people to try to think outside of the box to figure out what exactly is being said at the beginning for sure and hopefully we can jog each others' minds to come up with what is actually being said.

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  60. I have listened to the different 9-1-1 calls hundreds of times. Obviously some of the recording is easy to understand while large portions are nearly impossible to decipher. I also have read just about every comment on this site and others (reddit, websleuths, etc) trying to get other ideas about Brandon's 9-1-1 call. It will be nearly impossible to say with 100% certainty exactly what Brandon said during that call. However, there are some obvious things that anyone can detect listening to that call.

    Brandon was out of breath
    Brandon was in some type of imminent danger
    Brandon was in the woods/field during call
    Brandon had his cellular phone on his person
    Brandon placed another call to his brother after the 9-1-1 call
    Brandon's brother & the officer arrived at the truck (1:10am) approx 20 min after the 9-1-1 call (12:50am)
    Brandon's truck was out of gas but was not damaged from any type of accident

    What did he happen upon?
    How many people did he happen upon?
    Was he bleeding (shot or scrathched)?
    Whatever happened...it had to have occurred pretty quickly if the stated timeline is correct...9-1-1 call at approx 12:50am...brother & officer at truck within 20 min 1:10am?
    When was the first search of area done? That night? How long did search last?
    Why the obvious poor communication between the 9-1-1 operators and the police? Where is recording of the truck drivers 9-1-1 call complaining about broken down truck parked in road? Did the 9-1-1 operator get truck drivers info? Was truck driver ever interviewed? Did he possibly see anything considering he was in the same area at nearly the same time?
    So many unanswered questions...I feel beyond terrible for the Lawson family and for Brandon's children. I hope and pray that they get some real answers and closure...I wish we all could do more to help!

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  62. I have followed this case for so long! I have listened to the 911 tapes (fast, slow) hundreds of times and I am very sure someone was with Brandon. If no missing person other than Brandon was ever reported during this time....he is out there and knows exactly what happened and where Brandon is! If you know of someone that didn't arrive home that night or has been acting very strange since this happened....Tell the authorities!!! Please help this family....it has been too long!!

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  63. Brandon refers to another person several times: We're not talking to them...We ran into them....Do you need an ambulance...other person says yeah...he says no..I need the cops! There was another person...No doubt!

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  64. Brandon was stabbed, losing blood and oxygen, passed out. Body was put in wooded area, buried, put in underground oil tank or over bridge, maybe in car trunk. We will never know but can speculate. He came across a drug deal a homicide, a gang or simply bad people.

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  65. Brandon was stabbed, losing blood and oxygen, passed out. Body was put in wooded area, buried, put in underground oil tank or over bridge, maybe in car trunk. We will never know but can speculate. He came across a drug deal a homicide, a gang or simply bad people.

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  66. The "both sides" part bothers me......So what about this.....I did a mapquest from San Angelo to Abilene and it gave 2 routes. One route is out of San Angelo on HWY 277 through Bronte and continuing on to Abilene. The second route is out of San Angelo on HWY 67 through Ballinger and on to Abilene. What if he said, "going to Abilene on the Bronte side", meaning look for me on HWY 277 between San Angelo and Bronte not on WHY 67 between San Angelo and Ballinger? Just a thought.

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  67. Not on "HWY 67" not "WHY 67", just to be clear.

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  68. What we need to establish is a timeline. How this has been so difficult to procure is beyond me. Was there an official timeline provided by the police? Is there a record anywhere?

    Specifically:
    - Time of initial 911 call about vehicle in road
    - Both 911 calls from Brandon
    - Calls/texts to and from Brandon to his gf and brother


    Can someone please provide this?

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  69. So he is talking with 911 and then all the sudden just stops and doesn't answer her. Makes you think something must have happened to him right then, but you don't hear sounds of a struggle or yelling or anything. Then, a few minutes later he calls his brother? His brother who is at Brandon's truck with a police officer? Why would he stop talking to 911 and then call his brother? And his brother says all he could make out was Brandon saying he was bleeding? I'm confused about how many calls he made after 911 and what he said during those calls.

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  70. One thing I don’t get is that why didn’t he leave a voicemail on his girlfriends phone seeing as he called it a few times?

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  71. My biggest question is why won’t they permit a search from the last known cell phone ping, which is common practice.. in addition, I would like to have somebody interview the 911 operator/ nursing home RN that took the call. Have her listen to the “recording” and verify it’s not been tampered with in any way.

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  72. I'm pretty sure I heard the word "sniper" in the 911 call. Possible poachers took target practice at him.

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  74. I think that the woman from Observer Enterprise information from Coke County was correct. "Law enforcement concludes man not in Coke County" I believe Coke County is trying to sweep it under the rug and rid the problem of their county. In the 911 audio he says (there's one car here the guy's chasing me through the woods) (They shot the first guy. They got the gun)

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  75. 1. Brandon did not have a gas can. His brother was enroute to bring him one.
    2. I clearly believe someone else was with him and a different voice said yes, while he said no.
    3. He had no reason to hide from the cops. Remember, he is the one that phoned asking for a cop. Why would he have bothered calling 911 if no need for a cop? Something was going on that caused a chase to breathlessness. I believe he was holding down the “yes man” and someone arrived to free him and harmed Brandon.
    4. The whole “hiding theory” was his brother and girlfriends theory as to why they couldn’t find him. The media (Sheriffs wife) took off with that theory. But remember...it was also a few days later before they learned Brandon even called 911.

    I clearly hear, “I caught the first guy”

    Thanks for your thoughts.

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  76. Stringer Media:

    That statement cannot be made with 100% assurity. Just because a body was not found does not mean he is not laying in Coke County somewhere. Many times searches done twice and a body found the second time when missed the first time. The Observer Enterprise, (The Sheriffs wife) has clearly stated that Brandon Lawson was most likely a fugitive hiding. She cannot state that with assurity, either. That caused a lot of the community to cease caring to look for a Missing young father. What she did was wrong

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  77. I left 2 messages neither showed up up but the 3rd did??

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