Michael Ralph Brougham

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Above Images: Brougham, circa 2010

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Vital Statistics at Time of Disappearance

  • Missing Since: June 25, 2010 from Belchertown, Massachusetts
  • Classification: Endangered Missing
  • Date of Birth: October 24, 1955
  • Age: 54 years old
  • Height and Weight: 5'4 - 5'6, 190 - 220 pounds
  • Distinguishing Characteristics: Caucasian male. Dark brown hair, blue eyes. Brougham's nickname is Mickey. He has a large surgical scar on his sternum and a tattoo of a wolf on his left shoulder. Brougham has Dupuytren's contracture on the third and fourth fingers of both his hands; those fingers are bent towards the palm and can't extend fully.
  • Clothing/Jewelry Description: A gold chain with a scorpion pendant about 1 3/4 inches long. A photo of a similar pendant is posted below this case summary.
  • Medical Conditions: Brougham has diabetes and coronary artery disease; he recently had coronary bypass surgery. He needs medication which he doesn't have with him.
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    Details of Disappearance

    Brougham was last seen in Belchertown, Massachusetts at 2:00 p.m. on June 25, 2010. His nephew, a police officer, saw him driving his truck and they spoke to each other before Brougham continued on. He apparently planned to attend a NASCAR race at the New Hampshire Motor Speedway racetrack in Loudon, New Hampshire. He has never been heard from again.

    Brougham's wallet, containing his identification and credit cards, was found across Route 106 from the speedway two days later, and his cellular phone was used in the area that same day. His phone and watch were found about a mile from where his wallet had been, near the north side of the speedway complex. Brougham left his pickup truck and motorcycle at his home in the 100 block of Jabish Street in Belchertown, and no one actually saw him at the racetrack. It's unclear whether he ever actually arrived there, and his family doesn't believe he did.

    Brougham owned a business, Michael Brougham Excavating, which was founded by his father. He is unmarried and childless, and at the time of his disappearance he lived alone with his pet cat. He didn't lay out extra food for his cat and didn't make arrangements for anyone to take care of it, an indication that he didn't plan to be gone for long. He was close to his family and it's uncharacteristic of him to leave without warning. Although investigators stated there was no evidence of foul play in his disappearance, his loved ones are afraid for his safety. His case remains unsolved.

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    Above: Gold scorpion pendant

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    Investigating Agency
    If you have any information concerning this case, please contact:
    Belchertown Police Department
    413-323-6655

    OR
    Massachusetts State Police
    413-586-5150

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    Source Information
    The Amherst Bulletin
    The Daily Hampshire Gazette
    The Springfield Republican
    Mickey Brougham
    NamUs
    CBS Boston
    CBS 3 Springfield
    NECN
    Project Jason
    The Concord Monitor
    The Belchertown Republican

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    Updated 3 times since October 12, 2004.

    Last updated February 25, 2014; middle name added.

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