David Lee Branton
Branton, approximately 1993
Date reported missing : 01/07/1993
Missing location (approx) :
Missing classification : Endangered Missing
Gender : Male
DOB : 07/17/1960 (61)
Age at the time of disappearance: 32 years old
Height / Weight : 5'10, 170 pounds
Medical conditions : Branton has a history of substance abuse. He is required to take medication for unspecified reasons and didn't have it with him when he vanished.
Distinguishing characteristics, birthmarks, tattoos : Caucasian male. Brown hair, blue/hazel eyes. Branton wears eyeglasses.
Information on the case from local sources, may or may not be correct : Branton was last seen leaving the Allentown Racquetball Club at Sixth and Union Streets in Allentown, Pennsylvania at approximately 11:00 a.m. on January 7, 1993.
When his roommate returned to their apartment in the 20 block of north 16th Street that evening, he noticed Branton's car parked across the street, instead of in its usual place behind the building. All of Branton's possessions, including his medicine and clothes, were inside the apartment, but there was no sign of him.
Branton has never been heard from again. His roommate reported him missing several days later. He has a history of leaving town, but he had always stayed in touch with his friends and family before.
When police searched his car and apartment, they found no evidence indicating his whereabouts. He is a graduate of Lehigh University and Temple University's Beasley School of Law, and had a law office in the 900 block of Hamilton Street in Allentown. Branton's case remains unsolved.
Other information and links : ncy
Allentown Police Department
September 2021 updates and sources
Lehigh Valley Now
The Doe Network
Find a Grave
October 12, 2004. August 30, 2010; middle name, picture and DOB : added, Distinguishing characteristics, birthmarks, tattoos : and Information on the case from local sources, may or may not be correct : updated.