Branson Perry- Missing From A Small Town ( Video)

A Mother Waits, A Mother Dies

Thursday, February 17, 2011

A Mother Waits, A Mother Dies


I was deeply saddened to learn of the death of Rebecca Ann “Becky” Klino on Valentine’s Day.  Becky was the mother of Branson Perry. (right)

Branson was related to Bobbi Jo Stinnett and both lived in the small farming community of Skidmore.  I learned about Branson when I wrote about Bobbie Jo’s gruesome murder on December 16, 2004.  Lisa Montgomery killed Bobbie Jo to remove the baby from her body and claim it as her own.

Bobbie Jo’s death was dreadful and tragic, but her mother, at least, could bury her daughter and find justice in the courtroom with Montgomery’s conviction and death sentence.  Branson’s mother, Becky, on the other hand, still waits.  Branson, at the age of 21, disappeared in April 2001 under suspicious circumstances.

Law enforcement, at one point, targeted Jack Wayne Rogers as a possible suspect.  His chatroom discussion about a torture murder seemed to indicate his victim was Branson Perry.  No additional evidence linking him to that crime beyond what Rogers posted on the internet ever surfaced.  The investigation turned their focus to Skidmore itself–population 332–a town whose violent history began with the crimes of Ken McElroy and never seem to end.

For nearly a decade, Becky waited for answers and for justice.
Now, she is gone.  May she rest in peace.

Baby Be Mine, the book about the death of Bobbie Jo Stinnett, recounts the violent history of the rural area in and around Skidmore.


Monday, 18 March 2013



The Charley Project: Branson Kayne Perry States

Apr 11, 2011 – Profiles the disappearance of Branson Kayne Perry, missing since April 11, 2001 from Skidmore, Missouri.


Please note that tarot will pick up TRENDS /VIBRATIONS of PAST PRESENT AND FUTURE - it will pick up anything that is ‘out there’ true news or false news - either way it can throw light on what is ‘in the air’ – please bear this in mind when you are reading the insights.

It is very important that ‘readers’ of the blog understand this, therefore one has to be very discerning when reading. Media news can put out stories that are not factual or are pre -mediated but Tarot can pick that up. It does,nt mean that tarot is wrong, it shows tarot can see what might be suggested. However when writing the tarot it may be taken as fact.

Tarot does not have all the answers or claim to solve issues. All it can do is show what it feels may be of USE or point out possibilities.

Please always read the following


which is a useful article in respect of all the Tarot printed for Missing people/children.



18TH MARCH 2013

I have been asked to look at the Tarot for Branson Perry who disappeared 11 April 2001. Branson has never been heard from since. Both his parents have died since. Tarot produces possibilities of what might be helpful to the situation but it does not produce fact. Fact can only be determined if media reports after the Tarot has been published validate any points made.

I will simply write down what Tarot gives to me. Please check other sources for factual information. Tarot is written in past present and future trends.


When asking what happened to Branson Im being given the Emperor number 4. Firstly I think its Branson’s way of pointing out what the connections were on that day, I feel that quite strongly, so his father was strong in his life. This card also links to vehicles so I am satisfied that Tarot is linking up with that. However, we need to push it further than that.

First of all the Emperor card does link to authority figures ie father but it can also link to ‘boss’ and vehicles. It is also showing us that there are two other people there and that there might be a link to K or Keys or Quay or Lock. There might be something about a set of keys. However, there are the two other people and this card is somehow pushing me to say that two other people can give good advice.

Therefore perhaps there is information to come from two people? The Number 4 may show a route or road or distance.
Meanwhile, ultimately I might be getting something about a scrapyard. I cant be sure but its lurking somewhere along the line.

This card also takes me up to April 19th and Branson was not reported missing apparently until 17th April.

Keywords that I see to have link to feeling ‘imprisoned’ boggy swampy places, damp and decay, basements, cellars, waste disposal, ruined buildings by water, lakes, water areas, anything connected to water, ice and snow, pipes, drains and sewers the name Clay, restricted movement.
The colour BLACK.

Also Smiths, shops, furnaces, slaughterhouses, places where bricks or charcoal is burnt, chimneys, forges and a square.
Interesting that if you look at the map south of where this boy lived there is a ‘square’ area and it happens to have Smith Street running through. The directions I am given however are East and North East.

This could mean we are South and the homestead is North/North East so that would take us near the river thats running right there South West of this boys house. I also have Sandy and hilly ground, newly built land or where construction work is taking place. Land for sheep/small cattle or animal stables. Isolated places where criminals find refuge.

The Colour red. Links to heat/fire and construction elements to do with houses/homes Bricks and mortar , plastering etc. Tarot seems to be identifying the area that this boy was. However, we need to look at other cards to see what else we can find for the map.

My feelings are that two other people may know more as they are placed on the next card of good advice so they should be able to say something and they are attached to a vehicle.

The father figure I have is ‘ruling’ so it seems there are rules to obey or things to do in respect of him and that too would completely sit with what is known at the current time. What I would be concerned about is the underlying negative nature of the Emperor figure which could show OTT behaviour and indeed problems with a vehicle could become more then what is apparent on the surface.

This card links directly to WILL and that can slip us right into the magician card of mechanics and fixers with tools. What we are looking at then is an ‘untold story’ and the initials B J D or R for people or places. It seems to me that there should have been a ‘note’ left . I note that there are two places and the name Beth (there is a Bethany on the Map to the East) There is also a road under the name Eagle which drops down from HWY V ( The Emperor is linked to the Eagle)

I also notice that Clay Center on the Map and wonder if that area is useful or is connected to anyone? thats on a 24 route.
Numbers 4, 13 and 31 could link to routes.

The negative qualities that could provide an obstacle here is the fact that though our card is upright the underlying problems might be that that someone might want to ‘use’ you or take something from you.

Therefore a possible warning about ulterior motives and the possibility of being defrauded, mislead or deceived. There could also be some exaggeration or inflation of facts but in what capacity I cannot be sure, the red could show quite a bit of anger if anything. Of course though, if anything happened on this negative level, the father figure or the boss figure would ‘turn’ and become overbearing and controlling. The risk is there.

Going to the next card would be hoping to pin down a bit more location. The details of all cards will be put on a map for consideration and POSSIBILITY.


This card is theoretically another water card and generally indicates North. There is a pool of water here and the number 17 which could stand for a route/ distance or another significance.

To me, this card is linked to the Empress which gives me the mother figure, notwithstanding the fact that it does also sit next to the Moon card which is the mother. I do not know the area where Bransons mother lives though I do understand the parents were not together. This might also explain the ‘two houses’. But it does seem to me that this Boy might have moved towards his mother – perhaps something happened in the six days that made him want to move on? I only say this because our Star can sometimes show we need to heal and that there is a better life ahead.

However, we have the number 17, that can add up to an 8 both of which can be routes. Again we do have the water significance and we have a link to the skullcap.

What would worry me a little is that the pond in our picture is being drained by a jug and I need to offer some keywords here to help show surroundings of location if possible. Firstly, we have to look at the water aspect and here we are given North West – this can relate to bones, teeth, joints and skeletal structure and it can in some way work in with the water elements of the first card and structures as here we have keywords that are deep wells, quarries, mines and land that has recently been dug.

We also have elements that refer to the word HIGH or UPPER – hills, attic rooms eaves the roof or upper parts of a house if buildings are involved or could be names of places. We are then being shown vineyards or places of liquid, water supply, fountains or springs. Plumbing elements such as the bath, taps or showers or power supplies.

Fathers, grandfathers, gardeners, ashy colours, black, deserts, woods, obscure valleys, caves, dens, holes, mountains, church-yards, ruinous buildings, coal-mines, sinks, dirty or muddy places, wells and houses or offices. The word Hazel.

We also have West attached keywords would be Hills and mountains, high places, storehouses corn and grain barns and possibly airports . Drawers, chests places where money is kept, banks and names of money. Tradesmen’s shops, markets, fairs, schools, halls, bowling-alleys, tennis courts
A link to perjury.


This simply is not a great card for finding Branson because it shows us a lot of treachery and opposition. The number is number 10 and it also links to number 1, that is the Magician and father card in opposition. It does seem to make me feel that the father might have had a few more answers but if not then it goes back to the mechanics of a vehicle. I might be wrong but that is what I seem to have here. This card is not a good card, it shows that there are delays and even court elements or trials involved but the delay is long and arduous.

What I seem to get mostly is the word HILL so whether there is a Hill area or a link to that then maybe it might help. Meanwhile, this card is South as a rule but it shows a blonde haired male, rolling hills and trees and being between two places perhaps even in between two towns as clearly when this card is upright one is being approached.

There is a Rolling Hills in Albany but who knows for sure if this is useful?

South East comes up here, Keywords are heat and fire , stables/horses, open fields, hills and land that rises higher than the rest. Also upper areas in a house if inside a building.
Links to university/college or young students, wool and drapers, priests and judges, church links and sweet smells.
An airport could be in the vicinity and in the wider area possible sport fields.

This card can show construction sites, dusty roads, industrial estates, dumping grounds, places not far from water but overall it will seem to have a negative quality which does not help to find Brandon. There is a feeling of being stabbed in the back on this journey of cards and a group of people perhaps who are not helping but hindering maybe it would be more useful if they wanted this boy found but I just get a negative impression here. I see arguments, quarrels, violence and nastiness why of course I cant say only that it is what is here.

The 10 or 1 could be routes to assist and one has to be careful to understand that Tarot is going to show everything it can in the surrounding neighbourhood to describe the movements of a person so all the information will be put on a map hopefully something might help. Perhaps there is a border somewhere? or he is South of a border? Elements of this card can bring up Freestone, so Freemont also came to mind.

I get postponement with this card though and do not feel it is the right time for Brandon to be found. I am seeing a sign of no messages here and I also see cars that crash so I do wonder about a scrapyard somewhere but again I might be wrong. I just have to leave these thoughts and hope that something might help. I always wish I could pinpoint an exact spot but realistically I know Tarot cannot give us names only descriptions and we have to try to work something out from that.

I am very sorry for family members in Brandons case and I hope eventually some truth can come out. I am certainly not pointing fingers at the father either, but there are connections or links to him here that might have had a bearing on the matter. I hope things work out. If I find I have missed something I will come back and write it in. Often I just write a brief overview and when I re read I realise I could have spotted other things so I will do this if its the case.



Dee has compiled a map following Tarot instructions/directions which merely outlines POSSIBILITIES of all the areas that Tarot may be touching on or may be describing. Please bear in mind that this is not guaranteed and Tarot can mean somewhere else entirely.

(Hit the Grey word that says MAPS) 

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Carl Junction kicks off campaign to help find missing children

Carl Junction kicks off campaign to help find missing children

By Melissa Dunson

CARL JUNCTION, Mo. — There are days these parents will never forget.

Colleen Nick still remembers June 9, 1995, as the day her 6-year-old daughter, Morgan Nick, was abducted from a ballpark in Alma, Ark.

Shannon Tanner tears up when she thinks about March 10, 2005, the day her 13-year-old daughter, Bianca Piper, didn’t return from a walk in her Foley neighborhood.

Becky Klino still relives April 11, 2001, the day her 20-year-old son, Branson Perry, walked to the storage shed next to his family’s Skidmore home to put away a pair of jumper cables and was never seen again.

Now these parents have a new date to mark: Aug. 11, 2008, the day their children’s names and photographs were posted on the back of Carl Junction police cars for residents to see each day. It’s part of the “Picture Them Home” campaign, started by the Morgan Nick Foundation.

The Carl Junction Police Department is the first law-enforcement agency in Missouri to put the photos on its vehicles. The campaign is used in Arkansas and Oklahoma, and has reunited at least five children with their families.

“Why wouldn’t we do it?” Carl Junction police Chief Delmar Haase said Monday during the unveiling of the cars.

Each of Carl Junction’s six police cruisers features photos of two different missing children, the question “Have You Seen Me?” and a phone number to call with tips.

Colleen Nick, who helped create the campaign, said there is always the hope that someone will see a photo and call in a tip, and the missing child will return home. She said the photos also raise awareness within a community and combat apathy about crimes against children.

“We’ve grown complacent,” Nick said. “It’s like we expect that children are going to be abducted. That’s a very dangerous idea to come to as a nation.”

Nick said she gets e-mails and phone calls from mothers and fathers in states where the “Picture Them Home” campaign is in full swing. She said those parents thank her because every time they see a photo on a police car, it starts a conversation with their children about safety and strangers.

Klino said she hopes the picture of her son’s face on a Carl Junction police car will not only bring him home but also keep other families from having to go through the same pain.

“Before Branson disappeared, I didn’t think about it,” she said. “I might hear about a missing child on the news, but it might go in one ear and out the other. People need to know that it can happen to anyone at any time, regardless of race, age or gender.”

Although the campaign brings hope to parents who are still looking for their children, the photos can be painful. Tanner could not hold back tears Monday as she gazed at an image of what her daughter Bianca could look like today.

“No mother should have to look at their child’s picture like that and know that this is the only way you’re going to find your daughter,” Tanner said.

Haase, the father of five children, is impassioned by the campaign. He said he has spoken to police chiefs from Webb City, Joplin and Carthage about starting the program in their cities, and they’ve all been responsive. It’s inexpensive — about $100 a car, Haase said. Carl Junction civic organizations and residents sponsored several of the cars, lowering the cost for the department.

Missing persons organization gets renewed hope and urgency

Posted: May 08, 2013 5:36 PM CDT Updated: May 08, 2013 6:51 PM CDT

For families of missing children, the pain is not knowing


Theda Wilson Thomas (left), mother of missing child Christian Ferguson, talks with Shawn Hornbeck (center) and Hornbeck’s parents, Pamela Akers and Craig Akers, in downtown St. Louis on Wednesday, May 8, 2013. Photo By David Carson,

To her, he’s 9 years old. Brown hair and blue eyes, freckles along his nose. Small gap between his two front teeth.

“That’s what I remember, this little 9-year-old boy,” his mother, Peggy Kleeschulte, says.

Scott Kleeschulte disappeared in 1988. He walked out of his house in St. Charles on June 8, the start of summer vacation after first grade. A neighbor spotted him a few blocks away. Then Scott was gone. Vanished. No body. No clues. Among the missing. After 25 years, he’s still missing.

That’s all his mother knows.

She has suffered a quarter-century of worry and fear. Time has not dulled it. She still chokes up when talking about him. She still can’t bear to keep pictures of him up in her home, the same house on Leverenz Street where she and her husband raised Scott and his four siblings. She still thinks about him all the time.

She just wants to know what happened to her boy.

“That’s the main thing, to know one way or another,” Kleeschulte says. “It’s just hard to not have the closure.”

When any child goes missing — in those panic-soaked first moments — the ending is unknown.

In almost every case, the end comes quickly with the child returned home alive, according to U.S. Department of Justice statistics. Most often they are unharmed. That was what happened earlier this month in Bloomfield, Mo., where authorities found a 9-year-old boy who had simply lost track of time playing by a creek, terrifying his mother.

Sometimes, the resolution takes days. Some are runaways.

Kidnappings by strangers are uncommon. But learning what happened can take years, as it did in Cleveland with last week’s stunning rescue of three women about a decade after they were abducted.

But in the rarest of missing-children cases, the end never comes. Families are left to forever wonder, years unspooling without any idea whether their child is alive or dead, whether he or she suffered or went quickly. It is, many say, the worst possible outcome.


Kelly Murphy knows what it feels like.

She runs Project Jason, a nonprofit in Yakima, Wash., that assists the families of missing people. She said every family she had helped was thankful for the resolution when it came, even in worst-case scenarios involving a brutal murder. It surprised her at first. But she came to understand.

“Because having an answer is better than not knowing,” Murphy said.

She started Project Jason after her son, Jason Jolkowski, disappeared. He was 19, on his way to work at a Fazio’s restaurant in Omaha, Neb. He left behind money in the bank, his car, his family. That was on June 13, 2001. Investigators and his family never turned up a clue. He just vanished.

“I want an answer,” Murphy said.

Murphy watched the recent news out of Cleveland and felt elated. It was a miracle. It gave hope to mothers like her. But she also felt jealousy. The families in Cleveland got their answer. They no longer needed to contend with the confused feelings of loss that often arise in missing-children cases, when it’s not yet known exactly what the grief is for.

“No one can really know what it’s like to have ambiguous loss,” she said, “until it’s happened to you.”

The National Center for Missing and Exploited Children currently tracks about 3,500 cases of long-term missing children. There are probably many more cases the nonprofit does not know about, said its senior executive director, Robert Lowery.

In Missouri, the state highway patrol counted 494 adults and 206 children last year among its active missing-person cases stretching back to 1953. Some were missing for weeks and others, including John Wagner, for years.

Wagner disappeared in Monroe City, Mo., in the northeastern part of the state, in 1968. He was 16. He would be 61 today. But his family is still looking for answers, using the Feb. 18 anniversary of the day he vanished to try to raise awareness of his case.

The statistics are grim. The chance of a missing child’s returning home alive fades with the passing hours and days. But then there is the Cleveland case. Plus the rescues of kidnapped children such as Shawn Hornbeck, Elizabeth Smart and Jaycee Dugard.

These can’t be the only missing children out there alive, said Lowery. “There have to be other children in this peril.”


And the public is fascinated. Meaghan Good can’t trace the exact moment when her own deep interest began. But now Good, a resident of tiny Venedocia, Ohio, runs, which runs summaries of more than 9,000 unsolved missing adults and children from across the country. It is a comprehensive database.

Good said she was motivated by a desire to keep these cases in the public’s eye. The number of visitors to her website tripled and then surged even more after the rescue of the Cleveland kidnapping victims.

Good said she couldn’t imagine how it felt to be the parent of a missing child.

“That has got to be the worst thing that can happen to a parent, even worse than knowing they died,” she said.

But, Good said, she can take some small measure of the loss. Her brother died in a car accident when he was in high school. She saw what it did to her parents. “I know how it affected them,” she said.

Becky Perry Klino never discovered what happened to her son, Branson Perry. He was 20 when he disappeared on April 11, 2001, from Skidmore, Mo. Authorities suspected foul play.

Over the years, his mother tried to keep the public interested in the case. She paid for billboards. She set up a website. She pressed the police. She wanted an answer. She died from cancer in 2011, the case unsolved. Earlier this year, a new grave marker was installed next to hers. It was for her son, even though he is still considered missing.

Scott Kleeschulte’s mother has hope. It is not the hope that her 9-year-old Scott — who now would be 34 years old — will walk through the door of her home.

Peggy Kleeschulte hopes only for an answer.

She has struggled over the years. The emotions are hard for her to explain. “I am his mother and I am not there to protect him,” she says, her voice trembling. She drives past the scenes of the fruitless searches, and freshly recalls painful moments a quarter-century old. Her mind lapses into dark thoughts when she is alone. She takes comfort in her husband and her other children and her six grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.

But she wants an answer. She says it seems silly to mention it, but after her father died earlier this year, she imagined he was up in heaven and maybe he saw Scott up there. She hoped maybe her father could give her some sign of what he knew.

Family champions dead woman’s wish to find her son’s killer

Branson_Perry_23e2bPosted: Oct 25, 2012 7:58 PM CDT Updated: Nov 08, 2012 7:59 PM CST

By Laura McCallister, Multimedia Producer – email
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SKIDMORE, MO (KCTV) -A mother who fought to find her missing son lost her battle with cancer, but her fight for justice did not die. A surviving family member said the more than 11-year-old case is not cold.Becky Perry Klino’s son, Branson Perry, 20, disappeared from his father’s Skidmore, MO, home on April 11, 2001, about 3 p.m. On that day Branson told his friend he was putting jumper cables in the shed and would be right back. He has not been seen since. His personal belongings were left behind.His mother spent the ensuing years tirelessly working to find Branson. More than a decade later, his case is unsolved.

“You always have to have hope he may be out there, but it doesn’t look good,” Jim Klino, Becky’s widower, said.

When his wife was diagnosed with cancer, family members desperately tried to see justice served while she was still alive. They now believe she will guide them to find the answers she couldn’t.

Klino often visits his wife headstone. He lost her on Valentine’s Day.

“Everybody in the family wanted her to see, to find justice before she passed. When she was diagnosed with cancer, that was our fight too, so we had two fights going on at the same time,” Klino said.

During his wife’s last days, Klino had to discuss difficult decisions. One of her last wishes included placing Branson’s headstone next to hers.


“A spot for Branson next to her, so when we found Branson’s body, we could put him to rest the right way. So they’d be together,” Klino said.

On Branson’s headstone, the date of his death is the same day he disappeared.

“There are things going on that I can’t say. I’m positive that we are going to find answers and get it solved,” Klino said.

Klino is also positive his wife is once again with the son she searched for.

Becky Klino

Becky Klino

“We know they are together in heaven. Becky always said we needed a sign from her in heaven on where he is to put him to rest the right way,” Klino said.

However, he does say they still hold out a minuscule amount of hope that Branson is still alive, but in their heart of hearts they believe he died that day in 2001.

Over the last 11 years, Branson’s case has taken many twists and turns. At one time police suspected Jack Wayne Rogers, who was convicted on federal child pornography charges. He was accused of bragging online that he picked up a young hitchhiker, drugged him, sexually assaulted, mutilated and killed the man who matched Branson’s description. He said he buried the body in a remote area of the Ozarks. Police were unable to find enough evidence to charge him and he later denied any involvement in Branson’s disappearance. Rogers is now in federal prison on an unrelated child pornography conviction and other charges.

Anyone with information about Branson’s disappearance is asked to call  the Missouri Highway Patrol at 816-387-2345. There is a $20,000 reward for information.

Family Purchases Headstone for Missing Missouri Man

SKIDMORE, Mo.) More than a decade after the disappearance of a Missouri man, the family and authorities are still looking for answers.

And now, the family has a place to mourn in the disappearance of Branson Perry. Perry’s stepfather, Jim Klino, has purchased a headstone and placed it beside the grave of Perry’s mother.

Perry went missing on April 11, 2001, at his home in Skidmore, Mo.

According to his profile on the CUE Center for Missing Persons website, Perry was cleaning up the house before his father returned from the hospital. Perry went outside to put some jumper cables in a shed, but never returned.

He was officially reported missing on April 17, 2001.

Perry is still classified as a missing person. Circumstances found throughout the investigation has led authorities to suspect foul play.

If you have any information on the disappearance of Branson Perry, contact the CUE Center for Missing Persons directly at (910) 343-1131, at the 24 hour tip line (910) 232-1687, or contact Detective Roger Phillips with the  Missouri Highway Patrol at (816) 387-2345.

Hunters Asked to Help Search for Missing People

NORTHWEST, Mo.) It’s an understatement to say it’s a heartbreaking experience when a loved one goes missing.

Several families in northwest Missouri are actually dealing with that sort of crisis right now.

They haven’t stopped searching, and now they’re asking for your help.

Loved ones haven’t paused for a moment since 82-year-old Jean Boxely went missing several days ago.

“She hasn’t taken off, and it’s just a very odd thing that we haven’t seen the car anywhere so it makes it even more scary,” says Kim Grienke, a granddaughter.

Jean Boxely

Boxely was last seen heading toward Laclede after buying $10 in gas and a lottery ticket, but she never made it home.

Law enforcement is optimistic about the search.

“With this being deer season, there’s a lot of hunters out and about. Facebook has been a great contact, a great resource. Traveling for the holidays, that’s a positive. The more people that are looking, the better the chances,” says Tom Parks, Linn County Sheriff.

Unfortunately, Boxely isn’t the only missing person in northwest Missouri.

Branson Perry

Branson Perry’s case has still not been solved.

Also, family of Carol Jo Thompson is are still looking for her.

“I miss my family. I miss Carol. She’s out there somewhere, and she will be found,” says Jessica Thomas, Carol Jo’s niece.

Carol Jo went missing without a trace more than 5 months ago.

Law enforcement doesn’t have any leads at this time, but loved ones aren’t quitting.

“I’m determined to find her. I mean, there’s some kind of strength within me that I’m not even positive about. I think it’s God that’s helping me,” says Judy Courtney, Carol Jo’s sister.

Carol Jo’s family has been working with the CUE Center for Missing Persons.

Right now, the CUE Center says hunters can be a big help.

They too can be eyes and ears in the searches.

“Do I want to think she’s not with us any longer? No, but I have to be real and I have to know that it’s a possibility. It’s a very big possibility,” says Courtney.

Carol Jo Thompson

The CUE Center is asking hunters to look for anything peculiar.

This could include bones, loose dirt that could indicate a grave, or even personal items like glasses or shoes.

“You never imagine you’re hunting for a body, or a person roaming around, and that’s possible,” says Thomas.

A find would be difficult to see, but can bring closure to families.

“Imagine being in the position to look for one of your loved ones, but if you can imagine, do what you would do for your family,” Thomas says.

It’s a little extra effort that could make a huge difference

Carol Jo Thompson’s family says you don’t just have to be a hunter to look outside.

They’re welcoming help from hikers and campers too.

The CUE Center for missing persons says six reports of hunters discovering bodies have come in over the past few weeks.

Becky Klino has passed away-Mother of Branson Perry

It was Becky Klino’s dying wish to find her missing son.

“We would have liked nothing more than to have found him before the passing of his mother,” said Sheldon Lyon with Missouri State Highway Patrol.

Perry’s mother, Becky Klino, passed away Monday after a long battle with cancer.

Klino was actively involved in the search from her son, since he first went missing in April 2001.

Now, those close to the case are pushing forward. Many are more determined than ever to find answers in Perry’s disappearance.

“There is a steady flow of information,” said Monica Caison, with CUE Center for Missing Persons. “I feel like we are going to get a resolution. I don’t know why some cases take so long.”

Billboards with Perry’s face are surfacing again along the Belt Highway in St. Joseph. Nationally Perry’s name continues to circulate as well. He is featured on “America’s Most Wanted” and has his own Facebook page.

“We are keeping his information and his face out there,” said Caison. “It is working, but we hope we get that one call.”

Law enforcement feels leads are more valuable than ever in the case and tips continue to come in.

“We do get information even though it’s quite old,” said Lyon. “Then we act on it.”

The case remains active, but all tips have lead to dead ends.

Those involved still hope to find what they’ve been waiting for for nearly a decade.

“I know there is someone out there that is sitting on the fence,” said Caison. “I just want them to know they can remain anonymous.”

“Will we close the case because we can’t find Branson?” Lyon said. “No. We will keep looking.”

Contact the Missouri State Highway Patrol at (816) 387-2345 or the CUE Center for Missing Persons at (910) 232-1687 with any information on Perry’s disappearance.
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