Story courtesy KXCV/KRNW
This week marks the 18th anniversary of the disappearance of Skidmore, Missouri, resident Branson Perry.
Perry was 20-years-old at the time of his disappearance.
Nodaway County Sheriff Randy Strong said his department has begun another push in trying to solve the case. Strong tells KXCV/KRNW they have a few leads from previous investigations.
“It appears to be drug related,” Strong said. “There are certain individuals whose names keep popping up in it and I think it’s time that we put all this together and come up with what we can and present it to the prosecutor for them to look at and decide, can we go forward if we don’t find a body or do we continue to look and those are some tough decisions that we’re going to have to make.”
Strong said he feels there are people in the area that have direct knowledge of Perry’s disappearance.
“I think we are pretty familiar with the individuals that are responsible, that there’s some other individuals that probably have information that could come forward and help us bring this case back to life,” Strong said.
Strong urges anyone with knowledge of Branson Perry’s disappearance on April 11th, 2001, to contact the Nodaway County Sheriff’s Department. Click here for more information.