Brandi Lee Krajewski

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Left and Center: Brandi, circa 1982;
Right: Age-progression to age 32 (circa 2012)


Vital Statistics at Time of Disappearance

  • Missing Since: October 9, 1982 from Nipton, California
  • Classification: Endangered Missing
  • Date of Birth: September 13, 1980
  • Age: 2 years old
  • Height and Weight: 2'6, 32 pounds
  • Distinguishing Characteristics: Native American female. Light brown hair, hazel eyes. Brandi has a lazy right eye. She has a vertical scar on the right side of her upper lip and nose.
  • Clothing/Jewelry Description: A yellow hooded jacket.
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    Details of Disappearance

    Brandi was last seen in Nipton, California on October 9, 1982. Her mother went to work, leaving her in the care of her boyfriend, 37-year-old Daniel Waters. Brandi's mother had been living with Waters for about six months by this time. When she returned home from work, both Brandi and Waters were missing. A stuffed teddy bear, a blue blanket with an embroidered yellow duck and a multicolored patchwork blanket had also disappeared from the home.

    Authorities issued an arrest warrant for Waters, but they were unable to locate him or Brandi. Police finally found Waters in a remote desert area near Blue Diamond, Nevada on January 3, 1983. He was driving a 1971 Volkswagen with a spare tire mounted on the front, a chrome luggage rack on the top, and the California license plate number 118CXP. Brandi wasn't with him. She has never been heard from again.

    A photograph of Waters is posted below this case summary. He refused to discuss Brandi's whereabouts or what he had been doing in the the three months between the time he and Brandi disappeared and the time he was arrested. Authorities believe Brandi may have been murdered. Her case remains unsolved.

    Left and Center: Daniel Waters, circa 1983


    Investigating Agency
    If you have any information concerning this case, please contact:
    San Bernardino County Sheriff's Department


    Source Information
    The National Center For Missing and Exploited Children
    The San Bernardino County Sun


    Updated 5 times since October 12, 2004.

    Last updated June 19, 2017; details of disappearance updated.

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