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Episode #73: David Branton - Missing (1993)

Updated: Jul 29, 2022

David Lee Branton seemed like the all American man. His family had a well known name in the Lehigh Valley community. He made his own way by opening up his own law firm. He was successful and living his life. Out of nowhere he disappeared with no trace leaving behind all his belongings. In the aftermath it comes out he had a substance abuse issue and there are rumors rippling of possbily being a closeted gay. Could this be why not only his family but his own community “swept” this case under the rug?!


DAVID LEE BRANTON


Birth: 7/17/1960 - Death: Unknown


Ethnicity: Caucasian - Sex: Male


Height: 5'10" - Weight: 170 lbs


Hair Color: Brown - Eye Color: Blue/Hazel


Other: Wears eyeglasses


Hometown: Allentown, PA - Lehigh County


Crime Scene: Unknown

Last Known Location Alive: Allentown Racquetball Club (intersection of Union and 6th St)

Injury Description: Unknown

Suspect Description: Unknown

Additional Information: He had a history of substance abuse. He also had medication that he was required to take, which he did not have with him when he disappeared. He had been abducted and held for a few hours in 1985, but it doesn't appear to be connected to his disappearance in 1993.


DNA: Unknown

Dental: Unknown

Fingerprints: Unknown



If you have any information regarding David’s disappearance, please call the Allentown police department at 610-437-7741.



Sources

https://www.newspapers.com/image/276717197/?terms=David%20lee%20Branton&match=1


https://www.mcall.com/news/mc-xpm-2014-04-09-mc-lehigh-valley-racquet-fitness-closes-0409-20140409-story.html


https://www.doenetwork.org/cases/1533dmpa.html


https://www.newspapers.com/image/283457416/?terms=David%20Branton&match=1


https://www.mcall.com/news/mc-xpm-1995-01-09-3026790-story.html


https://www.mcall.com/news/mc-xpm-1995-01-23-3024617-story.html


https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/42093251/david-lee-branton


https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/saskatchewan/sask-coroner-1995-john-doe-identity-train-1.6137759#:~:text=An%20investigation%20by%20CBC's%20The,confirmed%20he%20was%20from%20Winnipeg.


https://www.reddit.com/r/UnresolvedMysteries/comments/r9tlxc/david_lee_branton_lawyer_missing_from_allentown/



https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/42093251/david-lee-branton


https://www.amazon.com/Honor-Killing-David-Branton-Novel/dp/B09RP5K74L


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