Suwannee Valley Unsolved and the Live Oak Police Department (LOPD) are teaming up to give an update on the Kelley Brannon case in Live Oak on Tuesday, Sept. 19.
The free two-hour event will provide the community with an official update on the case. It will start at 6 p.m. and is being held at the Suwannee River Regional Library (1848 S. Ohio Avenue). Seating will be on a first come first served basis.
Capt. Jason Rountree, who has been investigating Brannon’s case since the beginning, will be on hand to present Brannon’s case in depth. Topics to be discussed will include the events leading up to her disappearance, the investigation and what it revealed, and where the case stands three years later. The public will have an opportunity to ask questions regarding the case after the presentation.
“This is an opportunity to share with the public Kelley’s case, as this case has left a lasting impact on the citizens of Live Oak and people across the country,” said Jason Futch, Suwannee Valley Unsolved, Inc. Executive Director, in a press release. “As Kelley’s case turned three in July, we continue to advocate strongly for her safe return and join the community in coming together and remembering her.”
Kelley Brannon disappeared on July 15, 2020, from the Sunshine Inn in Live Oak. She and her boyfriend were staying at the Live Oak Motel when they got into an argument that led to Brannon walking away from their motel room. Brannon got a room to herself at the Sunshine Inn and exchanged text messages with her boyfriend threatening to take the car registration, a bag of clothes and her guitar.
The last time she was heard from was a voicemail at around 1 a.m. stating that she was leaving him in Live Oak. The voicemail ended abruptly when she stated that she was getting into someone’s vehicle. The voicemail can be listened to by clicking here.
There will be a raffle held where several prizes will be available, including newly released playing cards featuring cold cases from across the State of Florida courtesy of Project: Cold Case.
Anyone with information regarding Brannon’s disappearance are asked to contact the Live Oak Police Department at 386-362-7463. To remain anonymous and be eligible for a cash reward of up to $1000, Crime Stoppers of Suwannee County may be contacted at 386-208-TIPS (8477).