When Brandon Swanson went missing in May of last year, his mother was apparently told by authorities ‘Well ma’am, your son is 19 and he has a right to go missing,’. As a result the Missing Teen Inspires New Law in Minnesota.
Minnesota Governor Tim Pawlenty says “Brandon’s Law” will hopefully spare other families heartache, by making police take the same action when an adult is reported missing as when a child is reported missing.
“No family should have to experience the kind of additional worry or concern or heartache or heartbreak that comes with a slow or inadequate response,” Pawlenty said.
Brandon was last seen on May 14, 2008. His vehicle was found abandoned on the side of the road. Brandon was last seen wearing blue jeans and a t-shirt.
ANYONE HAVING INFORMATION SHOULD CONTACT
National Center for Missing & Exploited Children – 1-800-843-5678 or Lyon County Sheriff’s Office (Minnesota) 1-507-694-1664
Even though he was 19-years-old, he is listed at the NCMEC due to the following provision.
SPECIAL NOTE: This case was initiated pursuant to 42 U.S.C. § 5779. The individual pictured on this poster was reported missing when he or she was between the ages of 18 and 20. Law enforcement has entered this case in the FBI National Crime Information Center database and has asked NCMEC to disseminate this poster.