Marshall Man Missing: Nine Years Later

(Marshall, MN) – Sunday marked nine years since a young man from Marshall disappeared and despite extensive search efforts, he remains missing to this day.

Nineteen-year-old Brandon Swanson got his car got stuck in a ditch along the Lincoln and Lyon county line on May 14, 2008. He called his parents, but as they were on their way to help, the phone went dead and he was never found. Swanson would now be 28-years-old.

It’s believed he died of exposure and his remains are somewhere within miles of where his car was found…in a farm field, ditch or river.

Following Swanson’s disappearance, Minnesota legislators approved what is called “Brandon’s Law,”  which expanded the state’s missing children’s law to include adults who go missing under dangerous circumstances.

Brandon’s Law also clarifies which law enforcement agency should take the lead in such cases, a need identified as Swanson’s disappearance happened in the area where Lyon, Lincoln and Yellow Medicine counties all come together.


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