MIDDLETOWN, Ohio -- A woman who helped detectives investigate the disappearance of Lindsay Bogan has vanished herself, Middletown police said Thursday, and the two events might be connected.
Brandy English, 41, was reported missing since May -- eight months after the disappearance of her friend Lindsay Bogan and two months before authorities discovered Bogan’s remains buried near a Madison Township farm. Before that, English had been helping police investigate Bogan's whereabouts.
Both women had run-ins with the law over drugs and prostitution, according to Middletown Police Lieutenant Jim Cunningham, which meant that dropping off the map was not an especially unusual activity for either of them.
"That lifestyle means people can disappear for a while," Cunningham told the Journal-News.
However, police said Thursday night that English's disappearance could be connected to Bogan’s, and that she might have met with a similar fate.
"I just don’t want to think about that stuff," English’s father-in-law, Robert English, said.
He and his wife, Candace, said Brandy had become estranged from her husband, child and relatives, but they still considered her a part of their family.
"I have told her many times that I love her," Candace English said. "Gonna make me cry."
And they have not given up hope.
"If I go up and down the streets of Central Avenue, I always look at the people, look at the faces," Candace English said. "And see if I recognize her."
Anyone with information about English's whereabouts should contact Middletown police at 513-425-7737.