Among the personalities familiar to viewers of Dog the Bounty Hunter is Bobby Brown, who runs two bail-bonds businesses in Colorado Springs. But he'd like to star in a series of his own -- The Missing Piece, in which a team of investigators and psychics, including Brown, will investigate cold cases.
If, that is, creator Stephen Hansen can raise enough money and sell a network on the notion.
The project is touted on Kickstarter.com, where web surfers are encouraged to pledge money intended to launch assorted concepts. According to the site, Hansen needs to raise $19,500 by November 5 in order to move forward, and he's got a long way to go: At this writing, just $445 is in the cyber-coffer.
To decide if you'd like to put some of your cash behind Mr. Brown, here's Hansen's pitch, which focuses on an initial case out of Evergreen, as well as a sample video.
Missing Peace Cold Case Investigations
What we are doing
In March 2009, Stephen Hansen created a team of Investigators and Psychics to investigate cold cases. His team was asked to work the Tillman case in Los Angeles, CA. During the investigation, new evidences was discovered and the case was reopened by the San Bernardino Sheriffs department. Unfortunately, before an arrest could be made, the person of interest fled the country.
In April 2010, Stephen Hansen's team was again asked to work a cold murder investigation, the David Chase case in Evergreen, Colorado. The request came from Judy Chase who lost more then just her husband to this monstrous crime. She made a phone call to her long time friend, Bobby Brown (known from Dog the Bounty Hunter) and asked that he and retired Peace Officer,Steve Peace, lead the investigation. It was at this meeting point that Bobby Brown and Stephen Hansen discovered, their goals are the same; to reopen or solve cold case, bring closure to the family and friends left behind, and show the bad guys that you don't get away with murder.
Why we are doing this
Bobby Brown has dedicated his life to serving, protecting and bringing the bad guys to justice. With over 40 years of experience within the sheriffs and police departments as well as a Private Investigator, his history has made him some what of a modern day Wyatt Earp. But even with his successful career, Bobby receives thousands of pleas to investigate unsolved cases across the United States. These requests weigh heavily upon him and his long time friend and associate, Steve Peace. After Bobby's meeting with Stephen Hansen and his team of psychics and motivated investigators, this heavy burden has blossomed into a reality that the bad guy can be brought to justice through many possible angles. Whether it is good old fashioned police work, psychics utilizing sixth senses to form pictures and words bring much needed puzzle pieces to light or with the added help of ghost hunting equipment for a scientific answer from the beyond; these people need to be caught, these cases need closure. We are doing this for the missing, for the victim's robbed of precious life and for the families that struggle with what is left behind.
Why we need funding
A demo from the David Chase case has been submitted to multiple networks as well as a few major production companies have expressed interest in producing once a network has offered a contract. Missing Peace has come to discover that the demo alone makes the concept and reality of what good we are doing in the world, hard to understand in just five minutes. Bobby and Stephen have agreed, as have the team, that in order to start to make a difference in the world, we need to show the world what good we really do. Three to six cases via live stream internet is what we are going to do.
What funding do we need
Each case will cost at a minimum $6,500.00 each. This includes the camera equipment replacement with HD camera's and better quality of sound equipment, camera crew costs, the editing team, rental cars with gas and insurance, hotels, food, live stream website with web master constant up dating, photographer and other minor costs that do add up. Each member of the team will be working the case without pay to reduce over head costs. Our goal is three to six cases, however, we are hoping to fund three for the moment by raising 19,500.00 with a potential to raise more in the future, if we don't raise enough for six cases now. If our goal is exceeded here, we will be able to continue to further if not solve cold/missing persons cases and bring closure and justice to more families across the United States.
Who does the money go to
Currently, Missing Peace is owned and operated by Haffner/Hansen Productions and this company will be handling all expenses from this account.
When I donate, when can I claim my incentive
All incentives, big and small, will only happen upon meeting goal. Our goal is three to six cases, but we will start sending incentives upon reaching goal of one case at a time. If we do meet our goal, immediately after our deadline, we will start to manufacture and ship all physical merchandise directly to you. It will be our priority to schedule the more personal incentives as soon as possible. You will hear from us.
How to contact us for questions or comments
Leave a message on Kickstarter or e-mail me MissingPeaceTeam@gmail.com, and I'll respond A.S.A.P :-)
Project location: Los Angeles, CA