Police searching for missing woman

Couple has history of domestic incidents

Published On: Dec 31 2012 07:38:19 AM CST   Updated On: Dec 31 2012 07:32:06 PM CST
Frankie Brandon and Andres Jafet Uscanga
MADISON, Wis. -

Madison police are asking for help in finding a west side woman reported missing and who might have been taken against her will.

Frankie R. Brandon, 18, is described as 5 feet 3 inches tall, weighing 175 pounds, with brown hair and brown eyes. She is a member of the Ho-Chunk community.

Police said her mother reported her missing Sunday.

"We got a phone call from her mother indicating that she was concerned about her daughter's welfare," said Stephanie Bradley-Wilson, of the Madison Police Department. "At this point, we don't know ties other than Madison where the couple might be."

Police said she might be with her husband Andres Jafet Uscanga, 20, who may have taken Brandon against her will from the home where she had been living on Madison's southwest side.

Brandon filed for divorce earlier this month, according to court records.

Police said Uscanga should be considered armed and dangerous said anyone who sees him should call 911.

Police said Uscanga might be driving a red 1996 Ford Ranger pickup truck with a license plate reading JB9774 or FJ8500. He's described as 5 feet 4 inches tall, weighing 145 pounds, with black hair and black eyes.

Police said there's a history of violent domestic incidents between Uscanga and Brandon.

"We know that the husband (Uscanga) does have a lengthy violent history," Bradley-Wilson said.

Anyone who sees Brandon or Uscanga should call 911 immediately, police said.