Overview of Brittany Hammond
“She left about 9 ‘clock to go to the store and would be back in an hour and hasn’t been seen since.” --- Brittany's mother
It's been hard on Brittany's family. She's been missing for three years and the family is pleading for answers. They are completely baffled by her disappearance, and at this point, fear foul play.
Brittany is a mother of 5 kids ranging from 3 to 8 years old. She grew up in southwest Ohio but was living with her boyfriend and his family in Patriot when she disappeared.
A friend reports that the day Brittany went missing she said she was going to the store and would be back in an hour; she never returned. She was seen getting into an unidentified car with an unidentified person. Brittany's family held out hope that she would return, but her mother knew she was really gone when she didn't come for Christmas. Brittany's cell phone and purse have never been recovered. It is said that Brittany wouldn't part with her phone, even room-to-room. Ominously, her phone has been turned off since the evening of December 12th, 2013. There has been no movement with her social media or bank accounts.
In 2019, Texas EquuSearch, a non-profit that helps law enforcement track down missing people, joined the search for Brittany. The director of the Midwest/Ohio chapter told reporters that he believes they are likely looking for a body. They have yet to recover Brittany or any of her personal belongings.
Law Enforcement has issued the following statement about Brittany's disappearance:
At this time we do not have any new information on the case. However, our office is very dedicated to following up on any and all leads that we’ve received and any future leads that we may receive. The case is reviewed monthly to determine if there are any avenues that we can take to gather new information. The amount of hours that have been dedicated to this investigation has been more than I’ve seen on a case in my 25 years of Law Enforcement. The amount of resources and agencies involved has been outstanding. We have had a person of interest since very early in the case with all eyes on this subject. Detectives and investigators have met with the family and all relevant information has been given to them.
If you know anything about Brittany Hammond's disappearance, call the Switzerland County Sheriff’s Office Detective Joe Spilman at (812) 427-3636.