CANADIAN, Texas (KAMR/KCIT) - Lead Investigator Philip Klein released the following statement on the Thomas Brown investigation.
Public Statement By Philip Klein, Lead Investigator: In The Matter of Brown
First, let me again take the opportunity to thank the citizens of Canadian, Texas, and Hemphill County Texas. As we have said publicly, we cannot thank you for the outpouring of support for our team and the family. From the beginning, we have said that this case will be solvable. It is - it will be solved.
Second, we will comment on what many are calling "Part 2" of this investigation. We have had the opportunity to visit with the family of Thomas Brown. As of today, we have not been engaged in "Part 2" as the family is making some decisions regarding such. We will let you know the future of this case when it happens. A huge thank you again for your email, social media posts and most of all your phone calls to our office asking "what next." Until we are told what is next - we are still accepting tips and information. We understand the "trust factor" and we want you the public to have a portal to sending information. You can call us at 409-729-8798. We will work the tips.
Lastly, the Facebook Site regarding this case will be changing. It has been a portal to those of you following this case in Hemphill County. Regardless of our involvement in the future, we want you to know that tips, conversations, and information given to investigators were key to solving the location of Tom. The OAG investigators and the Texas Rangers are working hard in this case and they should be embraced by the community. We have said from the beginning that they would bring a wealth of investigative direction to the case - and they did.
Hemphill County and the city of Canadian will be ever changed by this incident. From leadership in Law Enforcement to Leadership in your County, how you live and your safety factor in your community. We, the investigators on this case from KIC, want you to know that evil is everywhere. We see it and deal with it every day of the week - both inside and outside government, in the legal community and in public. We urge you to not give up on the good and politically purge the bad. Have faith in the good and get rid of the bad. And in the memory of Thomas Brown embrace what we have just said. Make it your calling. Make it your cause. Make it your goal.
We will keep you updated on our roll in the future - and we pray for all of you in Hemphill County and to again, the honor and memory of Thomas Brown. It has been our honor to meet all of you - and to be apart of the solution - not the problem.
Never ever forget the missing - and their families.
Philip R. Klein, TPLI-PPO
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