(Columbia, KY) - On Monday, June 23, 2008, the Johnson County Sheriff's Office began a missing person's investigation after the victim's family reported him missing. George R. Brown of Trafalgar, Indiana was last seen in Indianapolis on June 15, 2008 and family members and friends have not seen George Brown or his vehicle since that time. George Brown was last known to be driving a diesel, White, 2003 Ford, F350, 4-Door One-Ton truck, Indiana license plate # 1298 (Similar to photo to the right). The truck also has a white camper shell with no windows in it and an aluminum colored lift door on the back which would have a "Howco Cap Sales" tag on the bottom left corner of the lift door.
George R. Brown of Trafalgar is a 67 year old male who suffers from Diabetes and High Blood Pressure. He is 6'00" tall, weighs 225 lbs, has Blue eyes and Brown hair. George Brown was last seen in Indianapolis, Indiana on Sunday, June 15, 2008 and witnesses reported that he was possibly going to be traveling to Lake Cumberland in Kentucky within the next few days.
Columbia, KY) - On August 11 around 1600 hours the Monroe County Sheriffs Dept. located a 2003 white Ford F350 pickup approximately 9 miles east of Tompkinsville off of Ky Hwy 100. The vehicle was determined to belong to George R. Brown of Trafalgar, Indiana who was reported missing on June 15, 2008. Mr. Brown was not located with his vehicle. He is a 67 year old white male, 6'0" tall, 225 lbs., blue eyes and brown eyes and has a history of diabetes and high blood pressure. He was last seen in Indiana and was reported to have been traveling to the Lake Cumberland area.
September 29, 2008
The body of a Johnson County who man was last seen on Father's Day has been found under a tarp on his property south of Trafalgar and his friend and co-worker has been charged in the killing.
George Brown was last seen on June 15th as he told family members he would be driving Charles David Doss to an address on Indianapolis' southeast side. Brown and Doss had known each other for eight years. A week later, Brown's family reported him missing. It wasn't until Brown's 2003 Ford truck was discovered in Tompkinsville, Kentucky, that sheriff's detectives got the break they'd been searching for. A story about the search for Brown in Doss' neighborhood apparently spooked Doss' relatives and friends who knew the whereabouts of the dead man's stolen truck.
"There was another media blitz Indianapolis on the Brown case," said Johnson County Sheriff's Major Steve Byerly, "and these individuals from Tompkinsville have connections to that neighborhood around Rural and English, so, I think once they found out there might be a body attached or a homicide investigation attached to this truck, I think that's why they got rid of it."
Byerly said the break led investigators to re-interview Doss' friends and family who admitted they lied when first questioned about the case. Doss was arrested in Tomahawk, Wisconsin, to where he had fled to live with a woman he met on the internet.
"During the interview Mr. Doss did confess to the detectives that he shot Mr. Brown in the back of the head," said Sheriff Terry McLaughlin.
Detectives say they've recovered the suspected murder weapon, Brown's own gun, which passed through, "at least six hands." They've also recovered some of Brown's stolen tools which Doss reportedly sold. Investigators say Doss made $400 selling the truck and the tools. Doss is set to appear in court in Johnson County Monday and detectives say his friends and family members could face charges for lying to police.
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Condolences to the family of George R. Brown. Rest in peace George, knowing that those who took your life have been caught and are paying the price.|
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Justice has been served.|
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