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Find Missing Brooke Leigh Henson!

Find Missing Brooke Leigh Hensen!

Find missing Brooke Leigh Henson!
She has been missing for 18 years.
Brooke went missing on the Fourth of July.
She was last seen after an argument with her boyfriend.
And then she left home.
What happened after Brooke left her home?

Find Missing Brooke Leigh Henson!
Details

Find missing Brooke Leigh Hanson!! Brooke Leigh Henson has been missing since July 4, 1999. She is missing from Traveler’s Rest, North Carolina. Hanson is classified as an endangered missing person. She was born in the year 1979. At the time of her disappearance, Brooke was 20 years old. Her current age is 38 to 39 years old. Brooke Leigh Henson is a Caucasian female. She is described as 5’4″ tall and 104 pounds at the time of her disappearance. Henson has blonde hair and brown eyes. Her ears are pierced and at the time of her disappearance, her hair was dyed brown.

Brooke Leigh Henson smoked Marlboro cigarettes at the time of her 1999 disappearance. And typically, she didn’t wear makeup. Her nickname is Brookey. When last seen, Brooke was wearing a tan tank top and dark green shorts. She wore black sandals, a silver watch watch on her left wrist, and a silver bracelet on her right wrist.

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Circumstances

It was 1999 in Traveler’s Rest, South Carolina. Brooke Leigh Henson lived with her family at this time. During the evening of July 3, 1999, Brooke had hosted a party with several friends during the evening. At 2:00 A.M. on July 4, Henson’s parents returned from a concert in Charlotte, North Carolina. She was sitting on their front porch at the time of their arrival. Brooke told her parents that she and her boyfriend had a disagreement earlier that night. Her boyfriend’s name is Shaun Shirley. She told her family members that she planned to walk to Willis’s store on the corner of Hawkins Road and Poinsett Highway. She wanted to buy cigarettes.

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Disappearance

At approximately 2:20 A. M. after another verbal disputer with her boyfriend, Shaun Shirley, Brooke Leigh Henson left her home. When last seen, she was walking along Henderson Drive. The store is about two blocks from her residence. She reportedly left a note for her boyfriend. It read: “Follow me if you care.” Brooke Henson never returned home and has never been seen again. Henson’s boyfriend reportedly had a volatile relationship with her. And he and his friend reportedly would not cooperate with the investigation into her disappearance.

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Boyfriend’s Rapsheet

Shaun Shirley reportedly has a criminal record for drug-related offenses and assaults. However, he hasn’t been named as a suspect in Brooke’s disappearance. Many of the people in Henson’s life reportedly were involved in criminal activity. In New York City, a woman reportedly registered for graduate classes at Columbia University’s School of General Studies. This women used Henson’s name, date of birth, and Social Security Number. The woman took criminality and psychology courses for two years before anyone noticed. In June 2006, the ruse was discovered.

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Stolen Identity

The woman’s prospective employer discovered her fraud when she ran an Internet check on her. The woman had applied for a job using Brooke Henson’s name. And the prospective employer discovered that Brooke was missing. Subsequently, investigators identified student as Esther Elizabeth Reed. Reed claimed that she was actually Henson when authorities confronted her. She stated that she had left her home voluntarily. Investigators doubted her story. They had her take a DNA test. But she never showed up to have it done. Instead, she fled, taking nothing except her cat and her toothbrush. She also took hairbrushes and combs.

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Other Identity Thefts

Esther Elizabeth Reed reportedly has a history of stealing other people’s information. And she uses their identities to enroll in colleges and universities. This has included Harvard University and California State University. Reed herself never completed high school although she did coursework at reputable colleges under her stolen identities. Reportedly, Reed passed her GED exam under Henson’s name before she enrolled in Columbia. She also claimed that she was a European chess champion. Under her stolen identities, Reed took out over $100,000 in student loans, ran up credit card debt and obtained a passport.

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Consequences

In February 2006, Reed was on the run for two and a half years. This was before she was arrested in Chicago, Illinois. And she was charged with mail and wire fraud, possession of false identity documentation, and identity theft. In August, she pleaded guilty to federal fraud and identity theft charges. In February 2009, she was sentenced to four years in prison. Reed stated she never meant to harm anybody and only took Henson’s identity to rise above a painful past. Authorities believe she was an opportunist who didn’t actually have anything to do with Henson’s disappearance.

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According to her Family

Brooke Leigh Hensen’s loved ones stated that it is extremely uncharacteristic of her to leave without warning. Her family said that authorities did not begin a search of the area until three weeks after her disappearance. Investigators reportedly believed that Henson left of her own accord and expected her to return shortly afterwards, but now they suspect foul play. Her family describes her as a fun-loving woman who enjoys hiking and being outdoors. She dropped out of high school in the tenth grade. Investigators believe Henson was murdered and they have a suspect in her disappearance. But there is not enough evidence to charge him.

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Appeal

The loved ones of Brooke Leigh Henson have lived a 18 year old nightmare. Like so many families of long-term missing loved ones, they have spent more years without their loved ones than with them. Brooke’s loved ones have spent 20 years with her. Unless Brooke is brought home soon, her family will tragically join their number. All it takes to close a missing person case and bring someone home is a tip. Only the public can bring tips and leads to investigators who count on us to give them tips. Someone (s) also knows something about Brooke! A tip can be a small tip and make a huge difference.

Do you have any information about the whereabouts of Brooke Leigh Henson? If so, please contact:
Travelers Rest Police Department 864-23-CRIME. OR you can contact: 864-23-CRIME. OR you can contact the South Carolina Law Enforcement Division at: 803-737-9000.

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The above information can be found on Brooke’s Charley Project page. I have adapted and remixed it. It is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution Noncommercial 2.0 License

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2 Comments:

  1. Just saw a TV episode of this. Said the mom found the boyfriend sleeping in the house the following morning. Didn’t say how common that was but regardless, the BF seems like the lead candidate. Waking up on the couch the next morning doesn’t seem like a beleivable alibi to me. Sounds like he killed her and knew to get back on the couch. Go talk to some of his failed relationships to see what he shared. Somebody or ppl in that little town know… Her HS friends hafta know something. Kids can’t keep their mouths shut.

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