Today is the anniversary of the disappearance of Branson Perry. He has been missing for ten years. I first heard of Branson five years ago when I sat in the kitchen of his grandmother, Jo Ann Stinnett. Since that day, I have never stopped hoping that the family would get answers to their questions about the young man torn from their lives.
Branson was last seen at his home at 304 West Oak Street in the small town of Skidmore, Missouri. He was twenty years old. He is presumed to be the victim of foul play.
His mother, Becky Kilno, passed away last February without ever knowing what happened to her son. Family and friends have vowed to continue the quest for this young man in Becky’s name.
Somewhere out there, someone knows what happened to Branson. Ten years is too long to carry the burden of that information. Whoever you are, it’s time to tell what you know.
You can submit a confidential tip to the Missouri State Highway Patrol to Detective Roger Phillips, (816)387-2345 or through the CUE Center for Missing Persons, (910) 232-1687.
I orginally wrote about Branson in my book about the murder of his cousin Bobbie Joe Stinnett, Baby Be Mine.