Ronald Jessup Brightwell


Brightwell, circa 2012

  • Missing Since 11/30/2012
  • Missing From Springfield, Missouri
  • Classification Endangered Missing
  • Sex Male
  • Race White
  • Age 30 years old
  • Distinguishing Characteristics Caucasian male.

Details of Disappearance

Brightwell disappeared from Springfield, Missouri on November 30, 2012, but because his family often didn't hear from him for months at a time, he wasn't reported missing until 2014. In March 2018, his skeletal remains were found in a field south of Jenkins, Missouri. They weren't identified until May 2019. Brightwell's death is under investigation.

Investigating Agency

  • Springfield Police Department 417-864-1810

Updated 4 times since October 12, 2004. Last updated May 24, 2019; case resolved.