Brandy Renee Hanna

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Above Images: Hanna, circa 2005

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Vital Statistics at Time of Disappearance

  • Missing Since: May 20, 2005 from Charleston, South Carolina
  • Classification: Endangered Missing
  • Date of Birth: November 16, 1972
  • Age: 32 years old
  • Height and Weight: 5'9, 115 pounds
  • Distinguishing Characteristics: Caucasian female. Sandy blonde hair, blue eyes. Hanna's upper teeth are crooked, her molars are missing, and she has a gap between her upper front teeth. Her left ear is pierced three times and her right ear is pierced twice. She has a tattoo of a heart between her right thumb and forefinger and a tattoo of a sun on her right shoulder. Hanna's blood type is A-positive.
  • Clothing/Jewelry Description: A diamond ring with very small diamonds arranged in the shape of a flower and possibly blue jeans, a light blue shirt and size 10 Nike sneakers.
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    Details of Disappearance

    Hanna n May 20, 2005 at her apartmentin the vicinity of the 3300 block of Florida Avenue in Charleston, South Carolina. She got off work shortly after 3:00 p.m., and an acquaintance gave her a ride home. Hanna spoke to her mother, Donna Parent, at 5:50 p.m. She text-messaged people at 8:00 and 10:19 p.m., but when a friend arrived at her apartment for a prearranged shopping trip at 10:30 p.m., Hanna did not answer the door. Her friend assumed she was asleep and left. Hanna has never been heard from again.

    That evening, Parent called Hanna's cellular phone, but the phone was turned off, which is uncharacteristic of her. Parent kept trying to call her all weekend but never reached her. When Hanna did not arrive for the scheduled breakfast, Parent checked her apartment and found it vacant. The following day, after Hanna missed work, her boyfriend and mother went to her apartment and her boyfriend let himself in with his key.

    Nothing appeared to be amiss inside the residence; there were no signs of a struggle. There was a blanket on the couch and a cup of tea on the table. All of Hanna's personal belongings, including her clothing and money, were left behind, except for her cellular phone. Parent called the police, who initially refused to take a missing persons report, as Hanna is an adult. They finally began investigating the case on May 27. On June 1, at Hanna's landlord's request, Parent packed up all of her daughter's belongings and returned the key to the apartment.

    Hanna is described as a shy, quiet person with a small circle of friends, and a close relationship with her family. She used her cellular phone "constantly" prior to her disappearance, but it has been turned off since May 20. She does not own a car and has not driven since her driver's license was suspended on a bad-check charge several years prior to her disappearance. On the day of her disappearance, while she was at her waitress job at Alex's Restaurant on Dorchester Road, she got a call on the restaurant's phone and was upset afterwards. She told one of her customers she was frightened of someone, but would not say who.

    Two of Hanna's ex-boyfriends have accused one another of involvement in her disappearance, but police stated neither man is a suspect, as there is no evidence of foul play in Hanna's case. However, Parent and Hanna's friends do not believe she left of her own accord. Parent stated her apartment appeared as if Hanna had left it voluntarily, planning to be back soon, and something prevented her from returning. Hanna's case remains unsolved.

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    Investigating Agency
    If you have any information concerning this case, please contact:
    North Charleston Police Department
    843-745-1015

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    Source Information
    The National Center for Missing Adults
    The Charleston Post and Courier
    Voice for the Missing
    The Official Brandy Hanna Website
    NamUs

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    Updated 4 times since October 12, 2004.

    Last updated November 10, 2011; distinguishing characteristics and clothing/jewelry description updated.

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