One Year Later: The Thomas Brown Story


As most Americans prepare for the holiday, a Texas Panhandle family marks the one year anniversary of the disappearance of their son.

One year ago tomorrow, Thomas Brown, 18, went missing from Canadian.

The Hemphill County Sheriff’s Office said they did not find any evidence of foul play, but the family believes Thomas’ disappearance is suspicious. That is why they have hired a private investigator.

Klein Investigations and Consulting (KIC) has been on the case for about six months.

Their lead investigator said he believes this case may be a homicide.

In the time since they have been involved, the investigation firm has organized group searches of the area near Lake Marvin where Thomas Brown went missing and have collected evidence.

In one instance they found an old iPhone, though it is unknown if it belonged to Thomas.

Phillip Klein, the lead investigator with KIC, would not disclose specific information about the evidence or other information they have collected in the case, but told us they can get to the bottom of this.

“This is a time for families to get together and Canadian is a family to Tom, and we are looking forward to being with the family tonight because today and tomorrow is going to be a hard day for them,” said Klein.

Klein said he and others from their organization will be in Canadian tonight and tomorrow for the anniversary of Thomas’ disappearance.

The reason for that is two-fold.

He said they wanted to be with the family during this difficult time but they will be working.

There is a prayer vigil tonight marking the one year anniversary of Thomas’ disappearance, and Klein said if there is a bad person involved, and he believes there is, they may show up at the vigil.

That vigil is in Canadian tonight.

If you would like to attend it is at the Hemphill County Recreation Complex at 6:30 p.m.

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