Tommy Lee Brailey

Brailey, circa 2017; Brailey on the night he disappeared; Silver BMW 325i

  • Missing Since 08/25/2017
  • Missing From Sumter, South Carolina
  • Classification Endangered Missing
  • Sex Male
  • Race Black
  • Date of Birth 03/01/1965 (56)
  • Age 52 years old
  • Height and Weight 5'5 - 5'6, 165 - 180 pounds
  • Clothing/Jewelry Description A blue and white horizontally striped Continental Tires polo shirt and blue jeans. A photo of Brailey in those clothes is posted with this case summary.
  • Distinguishing Characteristics African-American male. Black hair, brown eyes. Brailey had a small mustache at the time of his disappearance. He has surgical scars on both forearms, and his ears are pierced.

Details of Disappearance

Brailey was last seen leaving Brewer's Bar & Grill in the 100 block of Wesmark Boulevard in Sumter, South Carolina on August 25, 2017. He had gone out that night with coworkers and left at 2:00 a.m. to make the fifteen-minute drive home.

He was driving a silver BMW 325i with the South Carolina license plate number LYB406 and a chrome Pittsburgh Steelers vanity plate on the front. A photo of a similar car is posted with this case summary.

Brailey never arrived home and has never been heard from again, and his vehicle has also not been located. His loved ones don't believe he would have left of his own accord, because this was uncharacteristic of his behavior and because he had just purchased tickets for a football game on August 31; he planned to attend the game with his family and friends.

There hasn't been any activity on Brailey's phone or financial accounts since his disappearance. His case remains unsolved.

Investigating Agency

  • Sumter Police Department 803-465-6007

Updated 1 time since October 12, 2004. Last updated August 25, 2018; casefile added.