Bresson, approximately 1996
Date and time person was reported missing : 01/01/1996
Missing location (approx) :
Missing classification : Endangered Missing
Gender : Male
DOB : 03/09/1939 (82)
Age at the time of disappearance: 57 years old
Height / Weight : 6'3, 250 pounds
Distinguishing characteristics, birthmarks, tattoos
: Caucasian male. Gray hair. Bresson may have a mustache, beard or a goatee.
Information on the case from local sources, may or may not be correct : Bresson resided in Crete, Nebraska in the 1990s. He owned several small businesses in the area, along with his own property. Bresson and his former girlfriend began riding motorcycles across the United States in the mid-1990s. He occasionally phoned his son, who resides in Iowa, and used his son's mailing address as his own while traveling.
Bresson and his girlfriend purchased a used mobile home in a campground near Why, Arizona during their motorcycle travels. He also bought a small solar panel business in the area and often purchased used vehicles.
Bresson's son visited him in Arizona in mid-1996, while Bresson planned an extended vacation to Iowa during the summer of 1997. He wrote to his son later in 1996 and stated he was looking forward to their upcoming visit. Bresson has never been heard from again.
Bresson's associates began calling his son to inquire about his father's whereabouts in late 1996. A motorcycle and one pickup truck were Missing location (approx) : his Arizona residence, but there was no evidence of foul play at the scene.
Bresson's former girlfriend returned to their home in Nebraska sometime after his disappearance, but she was unable to help with the investigation. Bresson's property in Nebraska and Arizona have since been foreclosed.
His son filed a missing person's report for his father in his hometown of Independence, Iowa on January 14, 1997. Authorities accepted the case due to his son's residency, although Bresson never lived in Iowa himself.
Bresson's son believes that his father may have traveled to Mexico, as his Arizona trailer was approximately 30 miles from the border. His son said that it was possible Bresson became involved in some type of trouble in Mexico, which may have led to his disappearance. There are few clues available in his case, which remains unsolved.
Other information and links : ncy
Independence Police Department
September 2021 updates and sources
Iowa Missing Person Information Clearinghouse
The Cedar Rapids Gazette
Interactive Missing Person Search Map