Brandon Terrell Bankhead
Bankhead, approximately 2016; Tattoos on Bankhead's arm
Date and time person was reported missing : 05/28/2016
Missing location (approx) :
St. Louis, Missouri
Missing classification : Endangered Missing
Gender : Male
DOB : 02/17/1997 (24)
Age at the time of disappearance: 19 years old
Height / Weight : 5'2, 130 pounds
Description, clothing, jewerly and more : A red hooded sweatshirt, a multicolored Burberry shirt, black pants and blue and white shoes.
Distinguishing characteristics, birthmarks, tattoos
: African-American male. Black hair, brown eyes. Bankhead has the following tattoos: flames on his wrist, the words "RIP Pusha Cheaa" on the inside of his left arm, the word "GRAND" on his right hand, the word "GAME" on his left hand, the name "SHANETTA CTII" on the inside of his left arm, and "T3" on his right upper arm. Photos of some of his tattoos are posted with this case summary. Bankhead's hair was styled in a mohawk at the time of his disappearance, and his ears are pierced.
Information on the case from local sources, may or may not be correct : Bankhead was last seen at the Life Center International Church in St. Louis, Missouri on May 28, 2016. He attended his great-grandmother's funeral at the church that day and was last seen getting into a car with some friends afterwards. The vehicle is described as a black four-door car with tinted windows and black rims. He has never been heard from again.
Bankhead's family believes foul play was involved in his disappearance. His mother got an anonymous phone call after her disappearance, saying he was being held captive in a closet in a vacant home in the Walnut Park neighborhood and was about to be murdered. His case remains unsolved.
Other information and links : ncy
St. Louis Police Department
September 2021 updates and sources
Missouri State Highway Patrol
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