As time ticks forward, Donna Parent wakes up November 16th knowing it is her daughter's birthday. It won't be a day of usual parties and celebrations for this event. Brandy Hanna has been missing without a trace.
Brandy had her share of life's ups and downs, but by all indications she was turning a bend in her life, living on her own, although struggling to make ends meet. The day she was reported missing it is stated everything in her apartment looked like she had just stepped out of the room. All her belongings, money, cell phone, even the glass of tea she was drinking was left as if she would be back in a second. It has been three long years and she has not come back to finish that glass of tea.
Each year's events are marked with vigils, candles, prayers, balloon releases, all in order to keep the awareness of Brandy Hanna in the public eye. Donna Parent works tirelessly with organizations to accomplish that goal. It is the united effort of all family members of missing persons that will keep these cases fresh.
Detectives have followed every lead provided them with no success in finding Brandy. Family and friends do not believe Brandy left her home on her own accord, she did not even own a car, and no one has been named a suspect, yet questions still remain as to Brandy's whereabouts and what happened to her on May 20, 2005.
If you believe you have any information regarding this case that will be helpful in this investigation please contact:
North Charleston Police Department at (843) 745-1015
If you have any information on this case please contact CUE Center For Missing Persons contact Cue Center at (910) 343-1131 24 hour tipline (910) 232-1687.
Missing Since: 05/20/05
Missing from: Charleston, South Carolina
Classification: Endangered Missing
Date Of Birth: 11/16/72
Age at disappearance: 32
Weight: 115 lbs.
Hair Color: Sandy/Blonde
Eye Color: Blue
Distinguishing Characteristics: Tattoo of a “sun” on right
shoulder, tattoo of a “heart” between thumb and forefinger
of right hand, three piercings in left ear, two piercings in right
ear, gap in upper front teeth, crooked upper teeth, missing
Clothing: Possibly a light blue shirt, blue jeans, white
Jewelry: Diamond ring (very small diamonds make up the
shape of a flower).
Details of Disappearance
On May 20, Brandy – a waitress at Alex’s Restaurant on Dorchester Road – served a friend lunch. She was happy, excited to have the entire weekend off and before her. That afternoon, she caught a ride home with a customer and later talked to her mother by phone.
Sometime that night, she disappeared from her apartment, leaving behind all her belongings and her money.
According to the Post & Courier, “Everyone who knows Hanna says there is no chance she would just leave. She’s shy, has a tight circle of friends. She never missed work, where she has a great rapport with her customers. And silence is not her thing. Until she disappeared, she was on her phone constantly, chatting and text-messaging friends, and sometimes talking to her mother more than a half-dozen times a day”.