When are we going to stop allowing DCF to be immune from prosectution for the abuse, greed and corruption stealing children for profit. These two boys were never reported missing and the adoptive parents continued to draw a check on them every month for over eleven years. It is past time to put a stop to DCF- they are not protecting our children they are murdering them
EL PASO COUNTY, Colo. — The El Paso County Sheriff’s Office is asking the public for help in locating two Monument-area brothers who were 7 and 9 years old when they disappeared.
The sheriff’s office began investigating on Jan. 22 after taking a report of a suspicious incident involving Austin Bryant, who was age 7 when he was last seen in 2003. His older brother, Edward, was age 9 when he was last seen in 2001. The office said no missing person report was ever filed with a local law enforcement agency.
According to a release issued by the sheriff’s office Wednesday, Austin would be 15 and Edward would be 18 now. They are the adoptive children of Edward Bryant, 58, and Linda Bryant, 54 of Texas.
The Bryants lived in a home in the 18000 block of Granite Circle from 1999 to 2005 in the Monument area. The sheriff’s office plans to conduct a neighborhood canvass and follow other leads to try to determine more details surrounding the disappearance of these children.
The sheriff’s office said Linda and Edward Eugene Bryant have been contacted and arrested in Texas for receiving an ongoing financial subsidy from the El Paso County Department of Human Services despite the fact Austin and Edward were not living with them. They have been extradited to Colorado and are in custody at the El Paso County Criminal Justice Center.
Edward Eugne Bryant faces two counts of felony theft, one count of conspiracy, 19 counts of attempt to influence a public official, 19 counts of offering a false instrument for recording and 19 counts of forgery. His bail was set at $1 million.
Linda Bryant faces two counts of felony theft, one count of conspiracy, 46 counts of attempt to influence a public official, 46 counts of offering a false instrument for recording and 46 counts of forgery. Her bail was set at $1 million.
The Sheriff’s Office plans to hold a news conference Thursday morning to discuss the case. KRDO NewsChannel 13 will continue to track this story.