‘There is a killer among us’: Officials investigating vandalism of Thomas Brown banners

Officials investigating vandalism of Thomas Brown banners

CANADIAN, Texas (KFDA) - The Hemphill County Sheriff’s Office said it is investigating after banners aimed to keep the memory of Thomas Brown alive were vandalized.

The banners were put up around July 1 in Canadian.

They displayed quotes like, “Justice for Tom,” and “There is a killer among us.”

Someone vandalized our banners last night. A young 18 year old boy, senior in high school, class president, was murdered...

Posted by Moms4Tom on Saturday, July 6, 2019

On July 6, the Facebook group Moms4Tom posted that someone vandalized the banners by cutting out “A killer is among us.”

The group posted saying cutting out the phrase, quote, “does not change the fact that someone in our community killed Thomas Brown.”

Thomas’ mother Penny Meek said they have alerted the private investigation firm Klein Investigations, who passed it along to the Attorney General’s office.

The Sheriffs Office has received a report of signs vandalized at the corner of 4th and Main. We are currently...

Posted by Hemphill County Sheriff's Office on Saturday, July 6, 2019

The public is asked to report any suspicious activity to the Hemphill County Sheriff’s Office.

Statement by lead investigator Philip Klein : "This past evening someone damaged signs around the town of Canadian...

Posted by Klein Investigations and Consulting on Saturday, July 6, 2019

This is a developing story. We will continue to follow it as new details are made available.

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