Brandon L. Wood

Wood, circa 2015; Some of Wood's tattoos

  • Missing Since 09/06/2015
  • Missing From Mountain Grove, Missouri
  • Classification Missing
  • Sex Male
  • Race White
  • Date of Birth 01/23/1992 (28)
  • Age 23 years old
  • Height and Weight 5'6, 170 pounds
  • Clothing/Jewelry Description A green t-shirt, blue jeans and white shoes.
  • Distinguishing Characteristics Caucasian male. Blond hair, hazel eyes. Wood has several tattoos, including a full tattoo sleeve on his right arm extending from his shoulder to his wrist, dollar signs on both of his palms, a skull and heart on the left side of his torso, and other tattoos on his abdomen and ribcage. Photos of some of his tattoos are posted with this case summary.

Details of Disappearance

Wood got into a gold-colored car with some friends in Mountain Grove, Missouri on September 6, 2015. Later that day, he called someone and they picked him up at a Dollar General store in the town of Ava, Missouri in neighboring Douglas County, over thirty miles southwest of Mountain Grove.

Police determined he went to Casey's Store after that, then to a residence in a remote, rugged area elsewhere in Douglas County. He walked away from that residence and has never been heard from again.

An extensive search of the area turned up no indication of Wood's whereabouts, and since his disappearance there's been no activity on his cellular phone or social media accounts. Few details are available in his case, but investigators do not believe foul play was a factor in his disappearance. He may be in southern California.

Investigating Agency

  • Smyth County Sheriff's Office 276-783-7204

Updated 2 times since October 12, 2004. Last updated November 26, 2018; four pictures added, distinguishing characteristics and details of disappearance updated.