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Potential homicide scene in Smith Co. charred remains case determined to be in Ft. Worth, suspects identified

Potential homicide scene in Smith Co. charred remains case determined to be in Ft. Worth, suspects identified

POSTED: Friday, May 30, 2014 - 10:02am

UPDATED: Sunday, June 1, 2014 - 4:15pm

Thursday, May 29, 2014, the Smith County Sheriff’s Office Criminal Investigation Division detectives, assigned to what is now known as the Marion Lee Brown homicide investigation, developed information which identified potential suspects.

This information was developed as a result of the examination of the voluminous evidence collected by Smith County and Shreveport, Louisiana detectives since the investigation began last Friday.

That information was forwarded to the Ft. Worth Police Department Homicide Division, who as a result of the information provided by both Smith County Sheriff’s Office and the Shreveport Police Department, were able to get a search warrant for a home in Ft. Worth.

Smith County Sheriff’s Office detectives were in constant contact yesterday afternoon with the Ft. Worth investigators once the Smith County detectives uncovered the information which allowed for the identification of two suspects, as well as the potential original crime scene address.

Once the search warrant was executed, the Ft. Worth Police Department Crime Scene Unit, as well as their homicide division, were successful in identifying a crime scene at that location, within their jurisdiction, that is potentially the original homicide scene.

The Smith County Sheriff’s Office will defer to the Ft. Worth Police Department for any additional information and press releases regarding this case as they have primary jurisdiction now in this investigation. Sheriff Smith stated, “We will continue to provide any assistance we can to the Ft. Worth Police Department in a support role in this investigation”. Sheriff Smith went on to say that this investigation has been an outstanding example of what can be accomplished when multiple jurisdictions are able to exchange information and work together for the common good.

Sheriff Smith also stated, “I would like to take this opportunity to commend the twelve detectives, the initial responding Smith County Sheriff’s Office Patrol deputies and anyone else in the Sheriff’s Office for an outstanding effort in this investigation.”

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