Brandon Mema

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Top Row and Bottom Left and Center: Brandon, circa 2000;
Bottom Right: Age-progression to age 12 (circa 2010)


Vital Statistics at Time of Disappearance

  • Missing Since: October 11, 2000 from Brooklyn, New York
  • Classification: Family Abduction
  • Date Of Birth: March 7, 1998
  • Age: 2 years old
  • Height and Weight: 2'0, 45 pounds
  • Distinguishing Characteristics: Caucasian male. Blond hair, green eyes.
  • Medical Conditions: Brandon has asthma and requires nebulizer treatments.
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    Details of Disappearance

    Brandon disappeared from the New York City borough of Brooklyn on October 11, 2000. He and his seven-year-old brother, Anthony H. Mema, were abducted by their non-custodial mother, Judith Renee Brinkers. A photograph and vital statistics for Brinkers are posted below this case summary.

    A photo of Anthony at the time of his abduction is posted below this case summary. The children and their mother are known to have traveled to Canada after the abduction. Anthony was found safe in August 2011, over ten years later. He had moved out of his mother's home and was living with a girlfriend by then. Brinkers took Brandon and fled before he could be recovered, however. Brandon's whereabouts are unknown and his case remains unsolved.

    Above: Anthony Mema, circa 2000


    Judith Renee Brinkers
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    Above: Judith Renee Brinkers

    Date of Birth: September 10, 1972
    Age: 28 years old
    Height and Weight: 5'7, 130 pounds
    Distinguishing Characteristics: Caucasian female. Blonde hair, green eyes. Brinkers's nickname is Jude and she may use her married name, Mema. Her hair was permed at the time she abducted her sons. He ears are pierced and she has a dime- or quarter-sized strawberry birthmark on her right thigh. Brinkers is a licensed practical nurse (LPN) but her New York state license has expired.


    Investigating Agency
    If you have any information concerning this case, please contact:
    New York City Police Department

    Winnipeg Police Service


    Source Information
    The National Center for Missing and Exploited Children
    New York State Missing and Exploited Children Clearinghouse
    The KidSearch Network
    For the Lost


    Updated 8 times since October 12, 2004.

    Last updated November 10, 2011; details of disappearance updated.

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