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Mackenzie Branham: police cover-up?

Donald Branham is your typical father; a man who would sacrifice anything for his children. The concept of losing a child is one that could only exist within nightmares. Unfortunantly for Donald, this nightmare has now become a cold harsh reality.

In 2006 Mackenzie was an articulated little girl. 8 years of age, parents divorced, she would often split her time between mother and father. On April 27th, 2006 Mackenzie had been staying with her mother. It would later be discovered, during post-mortem testing, that she had been previously raped, more on that later.

In the early morning hours, a sudden, amd mysterious fire, took place. Mackenzie’s mother Maryanne, her boyfriend Kenny, and suspiciously enough the dog, managed to escape unharmed. While they stood outside the blazing inferno, in the second floor bedroom a little girl would perish.

The house where Mackenzie sadly lost her life. Her room was located on the second floor.

Protocol, under normal circumstances, state that a fire containing a death are to be treated as a homicide until otherwise proven. However, the Fayette County Sheriff’s Department failed to uphold this. In fact, it appears that they have willfully sabotaged the entire case. It makes a person wonder why. We began asking questions about the boyfriend, keeping in mind the claim of rape.

As it turns out, Kenny had family within the department, one being a sargeant. Initially, Mackenzie’s death was ruled “accidental.” It was then upgraded to “suspicious,” and finally “homocide.” We know, from our investigation, the police destroyed the investigation. Early on, Mackenzie tested positive for semen, this is conclusive of rape. Being that she was in the home with her mother, and her boyfriend, that narrows the list of suspects, though this remains inconclusive.

Within the first month of Mackenzie’s death, the Fayatte county sheriff’s department had already began destroying the evidence. The destroyed evidence wasn’t minor things, either. Clothing, 9-1-1 calls, etc. seemingly began to vanish. All evidence that could identify the rapist, and potential murderer, destroyed. While we aren’t big into conspiracy theories, this is extremely suspicious for a department to do…especially so early into an open investigation.

What we are providing, within this article, is just a brief description into this case; we haven’t even discussed the deeper aspects of what has happened, this will have to be done in a future article. Mackenzie was a young lady who did not deserve the cruel fate that was bestowed upon her. She did not deserve the confirmed rape nor being burned alive. For her father, Donald, his love for his kids, as well as Mackenzie’s memory, drive him toward seeking the truth: why was she killed?

You can look at the evidence for yourself, there is simply to much for us to share here. To do that, you can join his Facebook group here.