Search continues for former KU football player Brandon Bourbon, last seen Saturday

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POTOSI, Mo. — Authorities in eastern Missouri are searching for a former football player for Washburn and the University of Kansas.

The Missouri State Highway Patrol posted a missing person’s report that said 24-year-old Brandon Kyle Bourbon has been missing since Saturday.

Washington County Sheriff’s Capt. Zach Jacobsen said Tuesday that Bourbon’s family last saw him Saturday evening in the Potosi area, where his family lives. He says Bourbon’s car, a silver minivan, is also missing, and that Bourbon’s phone is off.

Bourbon played football for Kansas until 2014, and transferred to Washburn for the 2015 season.

Jacobsen says since leaving college, Bourbon has been living in the Potosi area. He says authorities don’t suspect foul play but are concerned because it’s out of character for Bourbon to leave without contacting his family.

KRCG-TV in Jefferson City reports that Bourbon was planning to go to church with his family on Saturday night, but never showed up.

“He’s not this type of person, he’s very mentally strong, a very dependent person and he never does this. He’s very family oriented, we always know where he is,” sister Britney Niggemann told KRCG on Monday.

A Facebook page has been set up called Find Brandon Bourbon as a resource for friends, family, or the concerned public to post any relevant information or messages of support.

Anyone with information on his whereabouts should call the Washington County Sheriff’s Office at (573) 438-5478.

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