Brandon Carl Wayne McDonald

McDonald, circa 2021; McDonald's tattoos; 2003 Ford F-150 pickup truck

  • Missing Since 03/25/2021
  • Missing From Clarkton, North Carolina
  • Classification Endangered Missing
  • Sex Male
  • Race White
  • Date of Birth 07/11/1985 (38)
  • Age 35 years old
  • Height and Weight 5'9, 189 pounds
  • Clothing/Jewelry Description A t-shirt, dark blue pants, boots, a blue and white baseball cap, a chain necklace with a blue cross pendant. a single earring, and a ring with a buffalo nickel on it. Carrying a turquoise Samsung Galaxy Note8 cellular phone and a pocketknife with a blue handle.
  • Associated Vehicle(s) Black 2003 Ford F-150 pickup truck (accounted for)
  • Distinguishing Characteristics Caucasian male. Sandy blond hair, blue eyes. McDonald has tattoos of feathers on his upper arms; photos of them are posted with this case summary. One of his ears is pierced.

Details of Disappearance

McDonald was last seen in Clarkton, North Carolina on March 25, 2021. He left home at about 3:00 a.m. without saying where he was going. His cellular phone last pinged in the area of Cooper Street in Laurinburg, North Carolina.

At 7:10 a.m. he called his father and they were supposed to meet at home within the hour, but McDonald never arrived and has never been heard from again. After his disappearance, his black 2003 Ford F-150 pickup truck was found wrecked and abandoned in Hope Mills, North Carolina. A photo of the truck is posted with this case summary.

McDonald's mother believes her son met with foul play and is dead, as she doesn't think he would have abandoned his family. She stated they were a very close-knit family who stayed in regular communication with each other. Police also believe McDonald was the victim of a crime. His case remains unsolved.

Investigating Agency

  • Bladen County Sheriff's Office 910-862-6753
  • Scotland County Sheriff’s Office 910-276-3385
  • State Bureau of Investigations 800-334-3000

Updated 1 time since October 12, 2004. Last updated October 6, 2023; casefile added.