On August 17, 2006, 32 year old Brandy Hall was last seen in Malabar, Florida. She vanished after leaving her volunteer firefighter work at the Malabar Fire Department early.
On September 14, 1973, Brandy Lynn Hall was born to Debbie Rogge. She grew up in Bull Creek, Florida.
Brandy joined the Holopaw Volunteer Fire Department as a volunteer when she turned 20. At the station at the time, she met Jeffrey Ray Hall, the man who would become her husband. They wed in 1994, and now they are parents to a son and a daughter.
Brandy started working as a medic and firefighter for the Palm Bay Fire Department in Palm Bay, Florida, in October 1994. Later on, her husband was made the Fire Chief of Osceola County. She was promoted to drive engineer in April 2000, and she also earned her paramedic certification.
Her husband and his friend, a former firefighter, were both detained on July 2, 2005, and charged with trafficking marijuana, possessing it with the intent to sell, and producing a hallucinogen.
On July 8, 2005, Brandy was also detained on suspicion of participating in her husband’s marijuana business. She claimed that she was not aware of the activities taking place on their 13 acre property.
Due to a lack of evidence, she was later exonerated of the charges relating to her husband’s marijuana business. She was nonetheless accused of commercial pollution and littering. October 2006 was the date set for her trial.
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.
Details of Disappearance
Brandy was scheduled for a full night shift at the Malabar Volunteer Fire Department in the 1800 block of Malabar Road on the evening of August 17, 2006. She called her husband around 9:30 p.m. and spoke on the phone with her children.
Brandy informed her coworkers that she needed to leave work early at 10:45 p.m., and she drove away from the station in her green Chevrolet truck. Brandy spoke for about ten minutes on the phone with Palm Bay Fire Captain Randall Richmond at 11:06 p.m.
Brandy did not return home that night and has never been seen or heard from again.
When Brandy did not answer her phone calls on the morning of August 18, 2006, her husband, who was scheduled to attend his sentencing hearing at the Osceola courthouse, discovered she was missing.
Her green Chevrolet truck was discovered submerged in a small pond off Treeland Boulevard, near Palm Bay’s Brevard Community College campus, later that day.
Investigation of Case
Investigators discovered blood in various parts of her vehicle, which was later identified as Brandy’s. Fishermen discovered a bunker bag containing her firefighting boots, pants, jacket, and helmet floating in the pond.
On August 19, 2006, searchers using cadaver dogs, dive teams, and volunteers began searching the pond and surrounding woods. The pond was eventually drained, but there was no trace of Brandy.
Randall Richmond, the last person to speak with Brandy on the phone before she vanished, initially told investigators that they hadn’t spoken in weeks. He and Brandy were then discovered to be having an affair.
Two days later, the married fire captain changed his story but denied having anything to do with her disappearance. Brandy allegedly told him she was leaving town during their phone call that night.
On June 24, 2007, fishermen discovered Brandy’s backpack, which contained some of her belongings, in a Vero Beach canal.
Her yellow Osceola County Fire Department helmet washed up on the beach near Mathers Bridge in Indian Harbour Beach in July 2008.
Brandy vanished the night before her husband’s sentencing. He and his business partner were sentenced to 18 months in prison and 42 months of probation on August 18, 2006.
The pond where Brandy’s vehicle was discovered was completely drained in September 2021 in the hopes of uncovering new evidence.
Plans to completely drain the pond were discussed in 2019, after cadaver dogs expressed interest in the location where Brandy’s backpack had been discovered.
Brandy Hall’s disappearance is being investigated as a possible foul play. Her death was ruled a homicide despite the lack of a body or a crime scene.
Her husband was released on parole in October 2009. He and the couple’s two children live in Orlando, Florida. A Brevard Circuit court declared Brandy Hall legally dead on August 18, 2015.
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 tongue and navel are both pierced. She has a scar on her right brow as well as one on her abdomen.
She has two tattoos: a fishing scene on her lower back and a fire hydrant with the cartoon character Tweety Bird on her ankle.
Clothing and accessories:
She was last seen wearing an off-white long-sleeved shirt 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.