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Title: Thomas Brown | 18 | Canadian High School, Hemphill County, Texas | Nov 23 2016
Post by: Concerned on May 28, 2017, 08:33:25 AM

There is a $20,000 reward in this case. They believe someone knows something. Hopefully the person(s) will come forward so they don't have to live with what they know for the rest of their lives. If someone else screwed up, this is the time to set yourself free from living with this as an accessory all your life. Do the right thing. It wasn't your fault. Someone made a mistake, don't make it yours, put it to rest and let the justice department take it from there. If you do decide to keep it in, you are a party and involved. Free your conscience, free yourself. Do the right thing. Don't make someone else's wrong, you're wrong.

Hemphill County Sheriff thinks missing teen case involves 'foul play'

Private Investigator Believes Foul Play Involved in Thomas Brown Case
By: Karl Wehmhoener
Posted: Mar 22, 2017 03:29 PM CDT

The private investigator in the missing case of 18-year-old Thomas Brown of Canadian released a statement that says they believe foul play was involved in Brown's disappearance.

Sr. Investigator Philip R. Klein said they believe that Brown did not leave or plan his disappearance willfully, foul play was involved, and Brown may have been injured on the night of his disappearance.

Klein says, "If you know something say something. The family deserves this."

Full Statement by Sr. Investigator Philip R. Klein:

“Approximately four months ago, our firm was retained to investigate the disappearance of Thomas Brown of Canadian, Texas. We have been in direct contact with Thomas’ family as well as the Sheriff’s Department of Hemphill County.

After four months of investigation, KIC Texas believes the following based upon interviews and physical evidence:

  • We believe Thomas Brown did not willfully leave Canadian, Texas or plan his disappearance.
    We believe foul play was involved in Thomas’ disappearance.
    We believe there is a strong possibility a person or persons injured Thomas on the night of his disappearance.

We want to make clear we are the civil investigators on the case. This has no reflection upon law enforcement or their investigation. We believe law enforcement, which includes Hemphill County Sheriff’s Department, Texas Department of Public Safety and the Texas Rangers are doing an exemplary job.

The purpose of our release at this time is we believe there is a person or person’s at Canadian High School with direct knowledge of the circumstances surrounding his disappearance. We again say to the students of Canadian High School : ‘If you know something say something.’ Thomas and his parents deserve this.

Please call your Sheriff or if you are more comfortable in speaking with us you can do so at 409-729-8798 ext. 3 – Investigator Gear.

Source: http://www.myhighplains.com/news/private-investigator-foul-play-in-thomas-brown-case/678331085

Backpack of missing Canadian teen found
Thursday, February 2nd 2017, 5:16 pm EDT

Hemphill County authorities have uncovered new evidence in the case of Thomas Brown, the 18-year-old Canadian High School senior who went missing more than 2 months ago.

"The backpack was actually located this weekend by somebody that called us in on a tip said they had seen something that looked like a bag," said Hemphill County Sheriff Nathan Lewis. "We went out there, checked it out, and sure enough the bag did belong to Thomas Brown."

The backpack was found nearly 4 miles from the spot search dogs lost trace of him during their initial searches in November.

Lewis does not believe the backpack had been tampered with or placed there recently.

"[There was] an indention in the ground where the bag was, so you can tell it's definitely been sitting there for three months as this has been going on," said Lewis. "The bag was damp, wet and dirty from being out in the weather."

One set of indistinguishable footprints also led up to the backpack.

Inside were his school books and a school issued laptop.

The laptop has since been sent to a Department of Public Safety crime lab in Lubbock, according to Lewis.

"This is a great sign," he said. "Anything that we can use to help us locate Mr. Brown - this is great, this is great news. So hopefully once we get the computer back it's going to show what we need to see, maybe something he's been doing and something that's going to give us a good lead and something to chase."

Aerial and ground searches this weekend did not find any evidence other than the backpack.

There is still no sign of brown's phone or wallet, or use of either object.

Lewis said he expects information from the laptop to be released to them next week.

Brown disappeared on Nov. 23, leading to the case's first aerial and ground searches. On Jan. 4, the Hemphill County Sheriff's Office told NewsChannel 10 that Brown leaving on his own was a possibility, but have since said that is less likely since none of his electronics or credit cards have been used.

Brown's car was found a day after his disappearance near the municipal water treatment facility with no signs of foul play.

He is described as a white male, with brown hair and brown eyes, about 6' 1," and 180-190 pounds.

A $12,500 reward for information leading to his return is currently being offered.

Source:  http://www.newschannel10.com/story/34413460/backpack-of-missing-canadian-teen-found
Title: Re: Thomas Brown | 18 | Canadian High School, Hemphill County, Texas | Nov 23 2016
Post by: Concerned on September 26, 2018, 05:01:05 PM
Penny Meek, Thomas Brown's mother, has asked that the Texas Attorney General be handed the case that has been handled by Hemphill County Sheriff's office. She gathered 7,500 signatures to back up her request.

Source:  http://www.amarillo.com/news/local-news/2018-01-29/hemphill-county-sheriff-asks-texas-attorney-general-s-office-investigate