Missing Child Found

Here is the story of missing child Claire Cooney.

Story of a Missing Child

The above link will take you to the interview Renee Brewer did with Nashville Fox 17 about missing child Claire Cooney. Basically, we got the call March 2, 2017 about a missing little girl. The sobbing woman on the phone said “you don’t require a thousand dollar retainer?” I said tell me what is going on.  After learning that Claire Cooney had been taken by her birth mother and her criminal boyfriend who ran to avoid  prison, I got interested. The distraught grandmother tried to control her emotions while she told me about Claire. One hour later I was in Dickson Tennessee not sure if I would get paid or not but the woman sounded legit. As I was driving around the Dickson hotels, the grandmother called back to tell me that someone just called 911 to report a possible endangered child in Centerville Tennessee. So I hurried down to that location. I heard the story that Becky from Becky’s thrift store told the police. After listening to the concerned store owner, I went and made a hundred flyers complete with 4 pages of color photos. I began passing those out all over Hickman and Dickson counties. Then I went home late and began running crisscross background checks on both Miranda Cooney and Jonathan Dennis Bromen. I found each of them had family in several parts of Tennessee. We posted PI’s on the relatives to watch for activity. I set up a website while one of my great investigators, Sabrina, pulled together a press conference. We received several tips which led us to Tellico Plains Tennessee. We stayed in that area for three days passing out flyers and receiving tips. Finally, after a snow storm, Jon, Miranda and Claire walked out of the woods. They were hold up in an old gold miners campground at Coker Creek Tennessee, right next to Tellico Plains. They told Claire they were walking to town because the battery on the vehicle was dead. They had been walking for 2.8 miles when they were found. The nearest town was Tellico Plains at 11 miles but they were walking towards Ducktown on Hwy 68 which was 23 miles away. When we found the Trailblazer, it had been driven deep into the woods and stuck between trees. The rangers had to cut down trees to get the vehicle out of the Cherokee National Forest. The vehicle started right up without any need for a battery jump. They had no intention of using the vehicle again because they knew we would be looking for it.

Missing child Claire Cooney campsite

Claire Cooney missing child campsite

I do not understand this bizarre behavior from any person. Claire did not have on any undergarments. She had not changed clothes or taken a bath in 10 days. Jon dyed her hair black and left the dye in the hair. When Claire bathed on March 13, 2017 at 1:00AM, the bath water was black from chemical hair dye.

Photo of dark bath water

Bath water of missing child’s first bath.

One big issue that has come up for me is the fact that Miranda Cooney is not facing any charges. What is going to stop these women from falsely accusing the men of inappropriate conduct in order to take the child? I am going to be contacting some members of congress to discuss changing the law.

Miranda Cooney took a child from her home in Minnesota to run from authorities with a violent criminal. The missing child was 5 years-old, she had a birthday during the month she was gone. Claire, the missing child, had severe diarrhea shortly after “moving to the mountain” so she ran out of undergarments in the first couple of days. She had to use a bucket to relieve herself. Claire said no matter how many blankets they laid upon her, Claire could not get warm. This is child abuse at it’s finest. Miranda may need some professional guidance.

Tracking Laws

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Tennessee State Code TCA 39-13-606 allows for a vehicle to be tracked if all registered owners of the vehicle have consented. Many times a client is not able to legally track a spouse or partner’s vehicle. If you are looking for a way to legally track someone there are a few options. Currently there are no laws in place to address tracking a cell phone with an app. Iphone has a FindAFriend app that can be turned on and off by user at anytime.  We have found FindAFriend is not accurate, many times it will show the phone up to a mile away from its actual location. If you are experiencing this flaw in the system, refresh the app, maybe see if the person will text you back so the app can pick up a more accurate location. Find My IPhone is app that have found to be accurate. However, a person must have access to the password on someone’s ICloud account to use Find My IPhone. Another option is to track your own vehicle then trade vehicles with your partner. We had one case where the husband traded vehicles with his wife telling her he was going out of town. He told his wife that since her car was better on gas he preferred taking her car. Also he could make sure it was driving correctly and get an oil change. Further, at the appropriate time, the husband called his brother, had his brother three way call the wife, making the wife think her husband was far away at his brothers’s house. As soon as she thought her husband was far away she drove to her paramour’s residence.  She was very shocked when she returned home to find her husband waiting with a video of her activities in hand. The penalty for tracking someone’s vehicle is pretty stiff so don’t track it unless you own it.

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Craigslist & Hook-Ups

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Do Not Disturb

A hook-up is where a person meets another person by responding to or placing an ad on various websites that provide discreet ways of making introductions. Some husbands and wives around Nashville are participating in hook-ups. I am surprised at the influx of Nashville clients with the this problem. This problem is difficult to tackle. Our investigators did have some recent success in Nashville. We use a “machine gun” strategy in order to catch these types of cheaters. In addition to surveillance we log into all our accounts to try and get the cheater’s attention. One man met our undercover investigator at a restaurant within 24 hours of our first communication. Recently, after being caught on camera, a husband revealed some truths to his wife about the hook-up scene. The husband tells his wife that in order to have the hook-up a person has to provide to other party with a clean bill of health. This explained why the husband spent two hours at the health department a week before the hook-up. The two applications he was using on his phone to communicate with his potential hook-ups was Kik Dating App and Yahoo Messenger. He was meeting up with different professional people at hotels for 2-4 hour periods for sex. On the last day of our investigation, our team waited in the parking lot of a cheap hotel from 1:30 pm – 4:00 pm while the hook up took place. The female he met at the hotel was a married local professional.

Hook-Up Central Nashville

Hook-Up Central Nashville

If you feel your spouse may be participating in hook-ups here are some warning signs. Secret medical visits, unexplained absences, protecting phone, hiding sex toys, strange condoms, and of course, sexual transmitted disease.

My advice to clients is get some help if you can. Get a psychologist or doctor to hear you story. Get a full blood work up and inform a close friend of your thoughts. Be careful, you never know how badly people want to keep a secret. It is better to have help rather than go it alone. And oh, by the way, you are not crazy. Call us if you need our help.

Private Investigator Renee Brewer 615-207-4115