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1 murder + 1 suspect + 1 confession = 0 convictions: Listen to the story of missing Brandy Myers

When an innocent teenager is murdered, family members are left devastated and heartbroken. The closest loved ones can get to some kind of closure is when perpetrators are apprehended and convicted. Sometimes that just never happens, even when we know who did it.

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Brandy Myers was just 13 years of age when she murdered in 1992. Law enforcement know who killed her, but Brandy's family may never get their day in court. Photo courtesy of Kristin Myers
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No justice for Brandy Myers

  • This is the second of six weekly stories by Dakota Spotlight Podcast about mysteries and crimes from around the globe and the people dedicated to finding answers.
  • In 1992, 13-year-old Brandy Myers left her home in Phoenix to walk door-to-door and collect money for a book-a-thon. She never returned home.
    Fast forward to the year 2021. Law enforcement are confident they know who killed Brandy, but Arizona prosecutors have no plans to convict.
    In this week's episode, Dakota Spotlight speaks with victim's rights advocate Erin Reed about her podcast Sipping on Some Crime and missing persons Brandy Myers and Barbara Cotton .
    LISTEN
    to Dakota Spotlight's interview with victims advocate Erin Reed of Sipping on Some Crime podcast and the tragic case of missing Brandy Myers.

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    Erin Reed, producer of Sipping on Some Crime podcast, donates her free time to advocate for victims and their families. Photo Erin Reed

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    Brandy Meyers disappeared in 1992. Photo courtesy of Kristin Myers

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    Brandy Meyers disappeared in 1992. Photo courtesy of Kristin Myers

    James Wolner is a Digital Content Producer at Forum Communications Company, Fargo North Dakota and the creator, producer and host of Dakota Spotlight, a true crime podcast. He has lived the Upper Midwest since 2013 and studied photojournalism at California State University at Fresno. He is fluent in English and Swedish.
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