Brandon Lee Helms

Helms, circa 2015

  • Missing Since 12/14/2015
  • Missing From Lakeland, Georgia
  • Classification Endangered Missing
  • Sex Male
  • Race White
  • Age 42 years old
  • Height and Weight 5'11, 145 pounds
  • Clothing/Jewelry Description Size 8 1/2 sneakers, calf-length socks, sunglasses and a plain gold wedding band engraved with "Brandon & Misty 6/14/2003".
  • Medical Conditions Helms was depressed at the time of his disappearance. He has a history of alcohol abuse. He may have been suicidal at the time of his disappearance.
  • Distinguishing Characteristics Caucasian male. Brown hair, blue eyes. Helms has a problem with his knee; as a result, his right foot turns out when he walks. He may have scars on his hand/fingers from previous stitches. He smokes cigarettes.

Details of Disappearance

Helms was last seen when he left a friend's home where he'd been staying off Teeterville Highway in Lakeland, Georgia on the morning of December 14, 2015. He left his truck behind at the friend's residence, and his cellular phone, coat and cigarettes behind as well. The only items that went missing with him were his wallet and keys.

Prior to his disappearance, Helms's wife had texted him saying she would see him at Christmas. He texted back to say she wouldn't see him because he wouldn't be there.

Although there is no evidence of foul play in Helms's case, his family and police are concerned for his safety. He was separated from his wife at the time of his disappearance; she stated he became depressed and began drinking heavily after he lost his job. One theory is that he died by suicide, but little evidence is available in his case.

Investigating Agency

  • Lanier County Sheriff's Office 229-482-3545

Updated 1 time since October 12, 2004. Last updated October 22, 2022; casefile added.