FOUND DECEASED: Brandon Scott Rosales, Bryan, TX, 11/16/08

01/24/12 — The trial for agggravated assault on Brandon Scott Rosales is underway. Please pray for Brandon’s family and friends during this stressful time. Also, please pray that Brandon and his family get justice for his untimely death.

November 15, 2008 – Brandon Scott Rosales, age 23, was last seen in Bryan, Texas at around 3:00 am, Saturday morning. He was wearing a Dark pair of denim jeans, a black long sleeved shirt under a black t-shirt with gold lettering, and black shoes. At around 5:00 am, Brandon’s ’95 Chevy, Tahoe was found in a cotton field, burned. Family members contacted local authorities to submit a missing persons report later that morning. Around 9:00 pm on the 15th, a report was taken by authorities, as foul play was suspected.

November 16th – Around 10:00 am, Sunday morning, the family was interviewed by KBTX, a local TV station. Texas EquuSearch was contacted later in the day and search efforts were initiated. KBTX ran the story for several days to help gain public support.

November 18th – Search and Recovery efforts began at 8:00 am, Tuesday morning. In less than 48 hours, Texas EquuSearch had coordinated a search and recovery mission. The public support was tremendous, as over 100 people joined in the search. By 9:00 am, teams had been split up to cover different areas, and the search was underway. At around 1:30 pm, Brandon’s body was found by Texas EquuSearch team members, just a few miles from where his truck was found burned. The families worst nightmare was confirmed. Brandon’s body was sent to Dallas later that day so an autopsy could be performed.

November 21st – Autopsy results were released to the family and media.

November 25th – A Rosary was held for Brandon on Tuesday at Hillier Funeral Home in Bryan, Texas. Visitation lasted from 5:00 to 7:00 pm. Rosary was recited at 7:00 pm. Family and friends gathered in commemoration of Brandon and the “Shine” he left behind.

November 26th – Services were held at 11 am on Wednesday at St. Teresa Catholic Church, also in Bryan, Texas. Burial followed at the Bryan City Cemetery. “R.I.P. Brandon”

***Efforts are still underway to find those responsible for Brandon’s untimely death. Local Law Enforcement, Texas Rangers, and County Officials are working together to find the individual(s) who took Brandon’s life. At a later date, all the details of this case, including autopsy results, will be updated on a memorial web site that was set up for Brandon and his family. We want to be respectful of the law enforcement officials currently investigating this crime, and want to allow them enough time to do their part in bringing those responsible to justice. Please check back periodically for updates at

Brandon’s family would like to personally thank Texas EquuSearch and all the volunteers who helped in recovering Brandon. The efforts of each individual will always be remembered. God Bless all or you for your generosity, time and sacrifice. In times of tragedy we are all tested to our very core, but by the grace of God we will all get through them. It’s the promise of our Lord and Savior, through family and friends, that we will find comfort and strength to remember Brandon and all the others who were taken from us too soon.