Brianna Jade Hughes
Hughes, approximately 2016; Hughes's "Breathe" tattoo
Date reported missing : 12/15/2016
Missing location (approx) :
Upper Burrell Township, Pennsylvania
Missing classification : Missing
Gender : Female
DOB : 10/16/1984 (36)
Age at the time of disappearance: 32 years old
Height / Weight : 5'2 - 5'3, 100 - 110 pounds
Distinguishing characteristics, birthmarks, tattoos
: Caucasian female. Brown hair, hazel eyes. Hughes has a tattoo of the word "Breathe" in black ink on the center of her upper chest; a photo of it is posted with this case summary. Her hair was cut in a short bob at the time of her disappearance. She may use the name Winter.
Information on the case from local sources, may or may not be correct : Hughes was last seen in Upper Burrell Township, Pennsylvania on December 15, 2016. She got into an older model red car, possibly a Chevrolet Cavalier, driven by a Caucasian woman with blonde hair. Hughes has never been heard from again. She frequented the Homewood neighborhood of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania at the time of her disappearance. Few details are available in her case.
Other information and links : ncy
Upper Burrell Township Police Department
September 2021 updates and sources
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