Brandi Lee Krajewski
Brandi, approximately 1982; Age at the time of disappearance: -progression to Age at the time of disappearance: 37 (approximately 2017); Daniel Waters, approximately 1983
Date reported missing : 10/09/1982
Missing location (approx) :
Missing classification : Endangered Missing
Gender : Female
DOB : 09/13/1980 (40)
Age at the time of disappearance: 2 years old
Height / Weight : 2'6, 32 pounds
Description, clothing, jewerly and more : A yellow hooded jacket.
Distinguishing characteristics, birthmarks, tattoos : Native American female. Light brown hair, hazel eyes. Brandi has a lazy right eye. She has a vertical scar on the right side of her upper lip and nose.
Information on the case from local sources, may or may not be correct : Brandi was last seen in Nipton, California on October 9, 1982. Her mother went to work, leaving her in the care of her boyfriend, 37-year-old Daniel Waters. Brandi's mother had been living with Waters for about six months by this time.
When she returned home from work, both Brandi and Waters were missing. A stuffed teddy bear, a blue blanket with an embroidered yellow duck and a multicolored patchwork blanket had also disappeared from the home.
Authorities issued an arrest warrant for Waters, but they were unable to locate him or Brandi. Police finally found Waters in a remote desert area near Blue Diamond, Nevada on January 3, 1983. He was driving a 1971 VolkswAge at the time of disappearance: n with a spare tire mounted on the front, a chrome luggAge at the time of disappearance: rack on the top, and the California license plate number 118CXP. Brandi wasn't with him. She has never been heard from again.
A photograph of Waters is posted with this case summary. He refused to discuss Brandi's whereabouts or what he had been doing in the the three months between the time he and Brandi disappeared and the time he was arrested.
Authorities believe Brandi may have been murdered. Her case remains unsolved.
Other information and links : ncy
San Bernardino County Sheriff's Department
September 2021 updates and sources
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The National Center for Missing and Exploited Children
The San Bernardino County Sun
Updated 6 times since October 12, 2004. October 28, 2018; Age at the time of disappearance: -progression updated.