Name: Brandy Lynn Hall
Age: 32 years old
Last seen: August 17, 2006
Location: Malabar, Florida
Status: Still Missing. Declared legally dead in August 2015
Disappeared: Season 3 Episode 12 “Lost Hero”
32 year old Brandy Hall was last seen in Malabar, Florida on August 17, 2006. She disappeared after leaving work early from the Malabar Fire Department where she was a volunteer firefighter.
Brandy Lynn Hall was born on September 14, 1973 to mother Debbie Rogge. She grew up in Bull Creek, Florida.
When she turned 20, Brandy began volunteering at the Holopaw Volunteer Fire Department. During that time she met her future husband, Jeffrey Ray Hall, who was also a firefighter at the station. They got married in 1994, and have a son and a daughter together.
In October 1994, Brandy began working as a firefighter and medical technician for the Palm Bay Fire Department in Palm Bay, Florida. Her husband later got promoted to Osceola County Fire Chief. In April 2000, she was promoted to drive engineer and also received her paramedic certification.
On July 2, 2005, her husband was arrested along with his friend, a former firefighter, and charged with trafficking marijuana, possession with intent to sell, and manufacturing a hallucinogen.
On July 8, 2005, Brandy was also arrested on charges related to her husband’s marijuana operation. She stated that she was unaware of her husband’s activities on their 13 acre lot property.
She was later cleared of the charges in relation to her husband’s marijuana operation for lack of evidence. However, she was still charged with commercial littering and pollution. Her trial was scheduled for October 2006.
In December 2005, Brandy was fired from the Palm Bay Fire Department after ten years of service. While actively looking for another job, she began volunteering with the Malabar Volunteer Fire Department in Malabar, Florida.
On the evening of August 17, 2006, Brandy was scheduled for a full night shift at the Malabar Volunteer Fire Department in the 1800 block of Malabar Road. She called her husband around 9:30pm, and spoke to her children over the phone.
Around 10:45 pm, Brandy told colleagues she needed to leave work early, and left the station in her green Chevrolet truck. At 11:06 pm, Brandy spoke on the phone with Palm Bay Fire Captain Randall Richmond for about ten minutes.
Brandy never returned home that night and has never been heard from again.
On the morning of August 18, 2006, her husband, who was to attend his sentencing hearing at the Osceola courthouse, found Brandy to be missing when she failed to answer his calls.
Later that day, her green Chevrolet truck was found submerged in a small pond off Treeland Boulevard, near the Palm Bay’s Brevard Community College campus.
Investigators found blood present in different parts of her vehicle, later identified to be Brandy’s. A bunker bag containing her fire-fighting boots, pants, jacket, and helmet was found floating in the pond by fishermen.
On August 19, 2006, searchers with the help of cadaver dogs, dive teams, and volunteers began searching the pond and the wood area around it. The pond was eventually drained, but no sign of Brandy was found.
Following her disappearance, Randall Richmond, who last spoke with Brandy on the phone, initially told investigators that they had not spoken for weeks. It was then discovered that he and Brandy were having an affair.
Two days later, the married fire captain amended his story, but denied his involvement in her disappearance. During their phone call that night, Brandy reportedly told him she was leaving town.
On June 24, 2007, Brandy’s backpack containing some of her belongings was discovered by fishermen in a Vero Beach canal.
In July 2008, her yellow Osceola County Fire Department helmet drifted ashore near Mathers Bridge in Indian Harbour Beach.
Brandy disappeared the night before her husband’s sentencing hearing. On August 18, 2006, he and his business partner were sentenced to 18 months in prison and 42 months of probation.
In September 2021 the pond where Brandy’s vehicle was found was fully drained, in the hopes of uncovering new evidence.
Plans to fully drain the pond were discussed back in 2019, when cadaver dogs expressed interest in an area where Brandy’s backpack had been dug up.
Foul play is suspected in Brandy Hall’s disappearance. Her case has been ruled a homicide with no body found nor a crime scene.
In October 2009, her husband was paroled. He lives in Orlando, Florida with the couple’s two children. On August 18, 2015, Brandy Hall was declared legally dead by a Brevard Circuit court.
The circumstances of Brandy Hall disappearance remain unclear and her case is currently classified as endangered and missing. Her case remains unsolved.
Caucasian female with blonde hair and blue eyes. She is 5’6 – 5’8 tall and weighs 125-140 pounds.
Distinctive Physical Features:
Her navel and tongue are pierced. She has a scar on her right eyebrow and a scar on her abdomen.
She has two tattoos, a fishing scene on her lower back, and the cartoon character Tweety Bird with a fire hydrant on her ankle.
Clothing and accessories:
She was last seen wearing an off-white long-sleeved shirt with a Malabar Fire Department logo with the words “Malabar Fire Department” on the back, dark-colored work pants, and mid-calf work boots.
If you have any information regarding the disappearance of Brandy Hall please contact the Palm Bay Police Department at (321) 952-3456.
Resources & Further Information
Find Brandy Hall-Missing Firefighter – Facebook
Brandy Hall – Community United Effort – Center for Missing Persons
News & Media Links
Missing Florida Firefighter’s Pants Found In Pond – Firehouse 08/06
Family willing to try anything to bring Brandy Hall home – Florida Today 12/18
Brandy Hall: Years after disappearance, Palm Bay woods searched for remains – Florida Today 12/18
Brandy Hall, 32-year-old firefighter, has been missing since 2006 – Florida Today 10/19
Brandy Hall remains not found during long anticipated dig – Florida Today 10/19
Palm Bay police deserves praise for Brandy Hall case – Florida Today 10/19
Brandy Hall case back on active status as police pursue new leads – Florida Today 10/19
Can police build a murder case without finding Brandy Hall’s remains? – Florida Today 11/19
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