RIPLEY COUNTY, Mo. (KFVS) - Human remains found Feb. 16 in Ripley County have been identified as Brandon Harris who was reported missing since Jan. 24-25.
“On Sunday, Feb. 16, the Ripley County Sheriff’s Office was called to a location in rural Ripley County,” said Sheriff Mike Barton. “The remains of a human had been located, which was determined to be the remains of Brandon Wayne Harris.”
Deputies had been investigating several leads in reference to his disappearance. The Current River Major Case Squad has been activated, it includes officers with the Doniphan City Police Department, Missouri State Highway Patrol, deputies with the Ripley County Sheriff’s Office, also Ripley County prosecuting attorney Ted Thompson and Ripley County Coroner Mike Jackson.
“Further information pertaining to this case cannot be released at this time,” said Barton.
According to Chief Deputy Charlie Mays, Harris’ vehicle was found at a local business on Saturday, Jan. 25.
Mays said Harris’ family and friends told deputies he left more than a week ago and no one has heard from him since. He was last seen the evening of Jan. 24 or 25 near the R&B Club located on Highway 21 North of Doniphan.
There was a $5,000 reward for information leading to his whereabouts, set up my his family.
We will update this story as we learn more.