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News | Aug. 4, 2020

Reward for information on missing JBLM Soldier

The U.S Army Criminal Investigation Command is seeking the public’s help and offering a reward of up to $25,000 for credible information leading to the whereabouts of missing Joint Base Lewis-McChord (JBLM) Soldier, SPC Hunter Bruner.

SPC Bruner was last heard from on April 29, 2020 at about 7:30p.m. SPC Bruner was due to meet with a non-commissioned officer in his unit at JBLM the next day, but never showed up. The unit began a search for him at his barracks room and unit area, but he was not located. Various law enforcement agencies commenced a search for SPC Bruner, and on May 1, the Tacoma Police Department located his personally-owned vehicle at North 10th and Juniper Street, Tacoma, Washington, near the Tacoma Narrows Bridge.
On May 1, Army CID Special Agents interviewed several residents in the vicinity of where the vehicle was located and they reported seeing Bruner’s parked vehicle on the evening of April 29 and it had not moved since. Agents did not find anything suspicious in or around the vehicle and SPC Bruner’s personal cell phone was found inside the car.

A search of the area, to include the water below the bridge, was conducted by CID Special Agents and local authorities to no avail. Additionally, there has been no activity on SPC Bruner’s bank account since his disappearance.
“We continue to actively investigate the disappearance and have exhausted all viable leads to date and are asking the public to come forward if they have any information on this case, regardless of how insignificant it may seem, we welcome the information,” said Chris Grey, spokesman for Army CID.
Persons can contact the JBLM CID Office at 253-967-3151 or contact their local police department. People wishing to remain anonymous will be honored to the degree allowable under the law and the information will be held in the strictest confidence allowable.
The payout of cash rewards to military and federal employees for information leading to locate SPC Bruner is contingent upon the accuracy and value of information provided, and the action taken based upon that information.