Austin and Edward Bryant

  Austin (left) Edward (right)
Two brothers, adopted by Edward and Linda Bryant, both went missing. Edward (age 9 at the time) disappeared in 2001. Austin (age 7 at the time) disappeared in 2003. One of the boys was reportedly denied food, spanked, forced to run up and down stairs and rolled up tightly in blankets as punishment. Bryants reported they were advised to roll the children in blankets "like a burrito" by a Colorado therapist.

The Bryant's moved to Texas in 2005 and never declared the boys missing. They kept receiving adoption subsidies for the remainder of the decade, grossing in $175,000. They were arrested early 2011.
Date: 2011-01-22
Placement type: Adoption
Type of abuse: Non-lethal physical abuse
Abuser: Adoptive father, Adoptive mother
Home schooling: yes


Monument, Colorado
United States
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Documentsort iconDate
Adoptive mom of missing boys gets 42 years for welfare fraud2012-03-23
Affidavit reveals alleged abuse of one of two missing children2011-03-11
Agencies don't interfere after exhaustive adoption process2011-03-11
Allegations of Abuse in Decade-Old Missing Children's Case2011-03-10
Bryant: Affidavit for Arrest Warrant2011-02-24
Childhood friend reports missing boy endured electric shocks, starvation, beatings2011-03-11
City employee in jail2011-03-12
Colo. parents Edward and Linda Bryant abused one of their missing adopted boys, according to another brother2011-03-11
Couple Arrested; 2 Children Missing For Years2011-03-09
Dad of missing adopted boys reaches plea deal2012-04-21
Records: Texas couple collected thousands for missing boys2011-03-11
Witness: Couple used Taser on one of two missing boys2011-03-10


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