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Brittany Nichole Shank

Endangered AdultActive
Brittany Nichole Shank
Brittany Nichole Shank
Brittany Nichole Shank
Brittany Nichole Shank
Brittany Nichole Shank
Brittany Nichole Shank

Missing Persons Details

Missing Person
Brittany Nichole Shank
Alias Used
Brittany Wallace or Brittany Persing
Last Seen
November 30, 2018
Case Status
Endangered Adult
Intake Date
December 03, 2022
Source of Record


Is the above address on tribal land?
United States
St. Joseph County
Postal Code

Physical Description

Current Age
Indian Tribe Affiliation
No Tribe Affiliation
Non-Binary Selections
Hair Color
Eye Color
5' 1"
110 lbs
Distinguishing Features
  • Shank has piercings in her tongue, nose, lip and eyebrow, and her ears have gauged piercings.

  • She has the following tattoos: the name "Kayden" on the right side of her upper chest, a large tribal butterfly on her lower back, the name "Zak" on her left wrist, the initials "JCP" in orange ink on the inside of her right wrist, a sugar skull on her right thigh, the name "Owen Conner Spahr" running vertically down her right leg, and an additional tattoo on her hip.

  • At the time of her disappearance, her hair was dyed red with shaved sides.
Last Seen Wearing
An Army-green coat, jeans and no shoes.

Details of Disappearance

Shortly before 9:00 pm on November 30, 2018, Brittany is last seen in the 33000 block of Fawn River Road with an unidentified man. 

According to reports, she is seen running her boyfriend's car off of the road due to a thick fog in the area. She is last seen walking from one house to another, confused and asking for help.

According to one of the owners of a home Brittany approached, she is bleeding on her arm and feet, has no shoes on, and no coat. The homeowner reportedly gave Brittany a army-green colored coat before both Brittany and the homeowner tried to call police. 

When he returned from trying to find better cell reception in his home to successfully contact authorities, Brittany was gone.

Brittany's cell phone pings for the last time near the intersection of Watt Road and Fawn River Road in Sturgis, MI.

Earlier on the day of her disappearance, Shank was accompanied by a man in his early to mid-twenties. He is described as 5'6 to 5'8 tall, with short blond hair and mutton-chop sideburns. It's unclear whether this man had any involvement in his case. 

Shank has not been heard from since. 

She left behind four children. Her case remains unsolved.

Case Numbers

Verified with Law Enforcement
Local Police

Police Contact Information

St. Joseph County Sheriff's Office
Chad Spence, Det. Sgt.
(269) 467-9045

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