Man still missing 17 years after surviving crash, running into wooded area near Fort Custer base

Mother fears someone hurt son

Brandon Darquice Anderson (NamUs)

KALAMAZOO COUNTY, Mich. – A Battle Creek man disappeared 17 years ago after running into a wooded area near the Fort Custer Training Center in Kalamazoo County.

Brandon Darquice Anderson was last seen on June 20, 2005, at 1:45 a.m. He was a passenger in a Ford Taurus that collided with two other vehicles on I-94, near exit 88.

After the crash, Anderson crossed the highway, jumped over a fence and ran into a wooded area on the property of the Fort Custer Training Center. He hasn’t been seen since.

An extensive search of the area was conducted but no evidence was found. When he disappeared, he had a misdemeanor warrant out for his arrest. His mother speculated that he left the crash to avoid contact with police.

Anderson’s mother said he kept in regular contact with her and she fears foul play was involved.

DetailsBrandon Anderson
Age Missing21
Age Now38
Height5′11′' - 6′1′'
Weight175 - 185

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