Mother hoping for miracle after her son unexpectedly goes missing

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KANSAS CITY, Mo. — A metro mother is hoping for a miracle. Her son disappeared three days ago and she’s worried about his safety. Family hasn’t seen 21 year old Brandon Herring since Tuesday. His family says this is completely out of character and worry he could be in danger.

Family members are teaming up with police, searching throughout the metro hoping to find him unharmed.

187. That’s how many times Rhonda Herring has dialed her son’s number, only to get his voicemail.

“Come home Brandon. We love you,” Rhonda Herring said.

Rhonda last spoke to her son, 21-year-old Brandon Herring, on Tuesday.

“’What you doing?’ ‘Mom, I’m cool. Just out.’ I said, ‘alright, just checking to see what you’re doing. I love you,’ and he said ‘I love you too, mama.’ That was it.”

Rhonda is very close with her son. He lives with her and they speak daily. Days have passed with no word from Brandon and an empty chair sat at the table on Thanksgiving.

“It was very somber. We are a praying family. We stayed uplifted. Prayed for Brandon to come home, but all you can do is sit and wait.”

Rhonda teamed up with police and AdHoc Group Against Crime to canvass areas Brandon was known to go. While passing out flyers at a Raytown apartment complex, Rhonda got a lead. A resident told the family she saw Brandon sitting on the steps of this apartment on Thanksgiving, just a few feet away from where windows were shot out.

“This is where we found the shell casings.”

Family found shell casings, several bullet holes, and blood, but no trace of Brandon. Family is spreading the word via social media. Brandon’s cousin recently tweeted a picture of him and it was retweeted nearly 1,000 times.

“There’s been a lot of support via social media but not very many leads,” Dallas Parker said.

Family has no idea where Brandon could be. They say they won’t even ask questions, they just want to see him return safely.

“I just want you to come home.”

If you know anything about Brandon’s where abouts, call KCPD missing person’s unit at (816) 234-5136 or AdHoc at (816) 753-1111.

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