Texas Attorney General suspends investigation into death of Thomas Brown

Published: Aug. 21, 2019 at 9:27 PM CDT
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CANADIAN, Texas (KFDA) - The Texas Attorney General has suspended the investigation into the death of Thomas Brown.

In a statement released from the Office of the Attorney General of Texas, officials say all evidence that has been discovered has been analyzed.

The statement continues, saying that there is no viable evidence that would lead a reasonable person to conclude that foul play led to his disappearance.

The Office of the Attorney General, FBI and Texas Rangers briefed the 31st District Attorney’s Office the findings of the case, and all agencies agreed with the findings of the investigation.

NewsChannel 10 reached out to Thomas Brown’s mother, Penny Meek, who says she needs time to process this development.

Throughout the investigation, evidence has been discovered and obtained by various agencies and thoroughly analyzed. There is no viable evidence that would lead a reasonable person to conclude that foul play led to the death of Thomas Kelly Brown. This included evidence related to manner of death, cause of death, or evidence of a specific suspect.

Investigators have exhausted all resources available and have spent thousands of hours dedicated to Thomas Brown. Several additional agencies and hundreds of individual citizens have also assisted in this case. Therefore, this investigation has been suspended pending any newly discovered credible evidence.

Thomas Brown went missing in November of 2016. In January, human remains were discovered in Hemphill County, and investigators confirmed the remains were of Thomas Brown.

According to Brown’s mother, he was last seen around 11:30 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 23, 2016. Brown had been spending the evening with friends and was not seen or heard from since.

Klein Investigations, a private firm hired by the Brown family, has been investigating the case since early 2017.

In February of 2018, The Texas Attorney General agreed to review the Thomas Brown case.

Klein Investigations released a statement regarding the new development in the case, saying “KIC Texas will continue to investigate this case by first going back and reviewing all evidence in the case. We believe that the case is solvable and pledge to the citizens of Hemphill County and all of North Texas that we will work diligently to solve this case.”

You can read the full statement below:

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