Amanda Victoria Brown
Missing since September 11, 1998 from Tampa, Hillsborough County, Florida
Classification: Endangered Missing
Circumstances of Disappearance
Amanda Brown was last seen in Tampa on September 11, 1998.
Willie Crain Jr., a local crabber and convicted child molester, was Amanda's mother's boyfriend at the time. His residence was searched after Brown vanished and authorities discovered blood inside his bathroom. The blood matched Brown's DNA and Crain was charged with her murder. Crain denied the charges, but was found guilty in 1999 and sentenced to death.
For weeks investigators searched the waters off the Courtney Campbell Causeway where Crain took his boat, but Amanda's body was never found.
If you have any information concerning this case, please contact:
Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office
Agency Case Number: 98M02009
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