October 27, 2008
Timothy Allen Brown - Kentucky Man Wanted After Police Discover The His Sister’s Mummified Remains In His Trunk. Cashed Dead Sister's SSI Checks
Georgtown, Kentucky (The Weekly Vice) -- Timothy Allen Brown, a 30-year-old Georgetown, Kentucky man is wanted by police after investigators discovered the mummified remains of his disabled sister in the trunk of his car. BONUS OUTRAGE: Authorities learn Brown was allegedly cashing his dead sister's SSI checks for what could be years.
The severely decomposed body of Penny Brown, a 31-year-old disabled Kentucky woman, was discovered in trunk of Timothy Brown's trunk on Friday, according to police.
After a five week investigation, police uncovered the woman's mummified remains after Brown's vehicle was discovered in St. Louis last week and then towed more than 300 miles back to Kentucky where authorities searched it.
Inside the vehicle's trunk, Penny Brown's body was found "wrapped in quilts and then the quilts were wrapped in construction-grade plastic to make it more of an air-tight package, and then placed in the back of his car, in the trunk," said county coroner John Goble.
Investigators say Timothy Brown checked his cerebral palsy stricken sister out of a nursing home in 2006. She hasn't been seen or heard from since, according to police.
Police still don't know how the woman died, however the body was so decomposed, medical examiners estimate the woman to have been deceased for about two years - which would place her death at a short time after she was checked out of the nursing home.
Investigators also say Timothy Brown was cashing his dead sister's checks, which amounted to $600 to $700 per month. Investigators say the checks have now been stopped.
Authorities last saw Brown on a visit to his home on September 20. Brown's 8-year-old son, who was removed from Brown's care during a child neglect case, told authorities that he was never allowed in 'Aunt Penny's room', according to police chief Greg Reeves.
After that visit, Brown disappeared, and remains at large.
Brown is now wanted by the FBI and U.S. Marshals Service for the knowing abuse or neglect of an adult and interstate flight to avoid prosecution.
The Weekly Vice Opinion:
This may turn out to be an interesting case. It appears child welfare workers removed Brown's son from his care after discovering human feces all over the floor and other deplorable conditions, yet this man was allowed to check his wheelchair bound sister out of foster care and continue being her sole care provider? How does THAT happen without any monitoring?
It's a wonder why this worm isn't all over the news right now - but that's likely due in part to election coverage, which drowns most everything else out.
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Posted by Danny Vice at 7:02:00 PM