Bradford Mosby Broach
Broach, approximately 2016; Broach on the day of his disappearance
Date and time person was reported missing : 08/02/2016
Missing location (approx) :
Missing classification : Lost/Injured Missing
Gender : Male
DOB : 01/18/1970 (51)
Age at the time of disappearance: 46 years old
Height / Weight : 5'9, 175 pounds
Description, clothing, jewerly and more : A light blue button-down shirt, khaki shorts, sport sandals and a dark blue baseball cap with the words "Broach Heaters". Carrying a black or blue laptop bag. A photo of Broach in those clothes is posted with this case summary.
Distinguishing characteristics, birthmarks, tattoos
: Caucasian male. Brown hair, green eyes.
Information on the case from local sources, may or may not be correct : Broach was visiting Alaska from Texas at the time of his disappearance. He last seen at the Alyeska Resort Hotel in Girdwood, Alaska on August 2, 2016. He headed out for a hike on the Winner Creek Trail, near the base of the tram, between 7:30 and 9:00 p.m., and never returned.
Broach was reported missing by his wife in Texas at 6:36 p.m. on August 4; he failed to catch his flight home that day. His belongings and car were later found at the Alyeska Resort Hotel parking lot. Since his disappearance his cellular phone has been turned off.
The Winner Creek Trail is well-maintained and frequently traveled by tourists; it's easy to follow and many parts are on boardwalk. A search of the trail turned up no indication of Broach's whereabouts; police found litter and footprints, but couldn't prove they were his. The search expanded, but no one found any sign of Broach. His case remains unsolved.
Other information and links : ncy
Alaska State Troopers
September 2021 updates and sources
Alaska State Troopers
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