13th Lubbock homicide of the year, no suspects - KCBD NewsChannel 11 Lubbock

12/16/09

13th Lubbock homicide of the year, no suspects

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By Katie Bauer  - bio | email

LUBBOCK, TX (KCBD) - A suspicious death last month is determined homicide, making it the 13th homicide of the year.

Five weeks ago on Wednesday, 48-year-old Paul Brown was found dead in his car at his southwest Lubbock apartment complex. "To say the least this is a pretty complicated case," said Lubbock Police Department Capt. Greg Stevens.

A lot of unanswered questions still remain surrounding this homicide. On November 18, Brown was found in his truck outside the Boulders at Lakeridge Apartment complex, where he lived.

"Initially when we conducted the autopsy there were some still ideas or questions that we had as to finalizing the cause of death, which is not unusual," said Lubbock County Medical Examiner Dr. Sridhar Natarajan.

Natarajan says the cause of death is blunt force trauma to the head. Police were not able to comment whether Brown was killed where his body was found, and they are still testing evidence to determine what the murder weapon was. "It doesn't appear to be a robbery or anything like that we haven't found any of his property missing at this point," said Lubbock Police Sgt. Jimmy Pachall.

While police say it doesn't appear to be a random act, there are no suspects at this time. They do say they have been talking to quite a few people about Brown's death. "It's not a wide open case, where they have no idea or no direction what so ever, it's not that situation however they are not at a point to focus the investigation on any particular suspect or suspects," said Stevens.

According to Brown's obituary, he leaves behind two children. This is the 13th homicide of the year, and it's only one of two that are unsolved. If you have any information about this homicide investigation, please call Crime Line at (806) 741-1000.

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11/18/09
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