Fathers, David Francis and Brian Swanson Share a Heartache Searching for Missing Sons … Jon Francis and Brandon Swanson Missing
On this Father’s Day we share our thoughts and prayers to the fathers of missing children. We especially say a prayer for David Francis and Brian Swanson. Fathers separated by miles and years; however, both belonging to an unwanted parental membership of having lost children.
MARSHALL, Minn. (AP) - David Francis and Brian Swanson are separated by 181 miles and 20 years but they share heartache. Each father has searched for a lost son.
Francis lives in Stillwater. He spent more than a year looking for his son, Jon, who disappeared while climbing in Idaho’s Sawtooth Mountains in 2006.
Now Francis is helping Swanson find his son.
Nineteen-year-old Brandon Swanson was returning to his Marshall home May 14th after a party in Canby when his car went into a ditch on a gravel road. He called home at 1:54 a.m. and asked his parents to pick him up near Lynd.
Brian talked to Brandon on his cell phone and says that all of a sudden, his son swore and then the phone went dead.