T he Amarillo Police Department is asking for your help in solving two missing persons cases.
The first one was originally reported in May of 2004, when a mother filed a missing person report on her 8-month old son. She proceeded to tell police that in May of 2003 she had been arrested and later put in jail for a misdemeanor offense. When she was arrested her son was left in the custody of her husband. When she was released, she returned home to find her husband but no child. She was told the child was with her husband's parents in Brownfield, Texas.
About a month after her release, she went to Brownfield to pickup her son. When she arrived, she was told that her son was not there and had never been there. The mother then returned to Amarillo, where she notified police.
Over the next several years, the mother has been working with CPS, 47th District Attorney's Office, and law enforcement investigators in an attempt to locate her son. The child's condition and whereabouts are unknown at this time.
The boy is identified as Miguel Angel Nunez, an Hispanic male now 6-years-old. The mother has been granted full custody of Miguel.
The father, Robert Sanchez Nunez, 36, has told investigators the child was living with friends/relatives in Mexico. On two different occasions he even stated that he was bringing Miguel back to Amarillo, but failed to do so. Police say there have been several inconsistencies with the stories the father told investigators. Police believe Nunez may be living in Kansas at this time.
The second missing person case is that of Brandy Gay Noble, now age 23. She was first reported missing in September of 2002 as a 15-year-old runaway/missing person. Brandy was classified as an endangered runaway.
Officers made an initial police report and broadcasts were put out in attempts to locate Noble. She has also been listed on the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children website.
Brandy has been the subject of several missing person/endangered runaway local stories in the past. These stories have generated several tips to her whereabouts; however none of the tips led to her location.
While these cases have been open for years now that won't stop APD from closing their files.
"They will stay open forever until we can find their whereabouts or we come up with some other conclusion of what had taken place," said APD Cpl. Jerry Neufeld.
If you have any information on either of these cases or the locations of Miguel or Brandy you are asked to contact Sgt. Ponder at (806) 378-9407. If you wish to remain anonymous call Amarillo Crime Stoppers at (806) 374-4400.