Young Mother Identified in Midwest City Homicide
MIDWEST CITY, Oklahoma - Police officially release the name of the young mother found dead inside her Midwest City home Wednesday.
According to police, Jessica Lynn Brown, a 23 year-old mother of two and reservist for the Oklahoma National Guard, was found dead in her home at 933 Locust Lane after officers were called to check the welfare of her two small children.
Around 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, January 11, 911 received an anonymous call from a male neighbor who said there were two small children playing in the street and unsupervised. When officers arrived, they discovered a two year old girl and her four year old brother, dressed in pajamas, in the front yard of Brown's home.
The officer asked where their parents were and the little boy said his "mommy is asleep". Officers then did a welfare check and found Brown dead inside the house. It was obvious her death was suspicious in nature due to trauma.
"We have eight investigators and several supervisors working on this case diligently chasing down leads," Chief Brandon Clabes said. "At this point, a large amount of pertinent information to this homicide has been developed and the entire investigation division is meticulously examining every aspect," Clabes added.
The cause and manner of death will be determined by the Oklahoma State Medical Examiners office.
According to Chief Clabes, police have been called multiple times to Brown's house over the last ten months. In those calls, four police reports were written including incidents of trespassing, mental health intervention, arson and violation of a protective order.
"Facts developed from the VPO case initially indicated Ms. Brown's ex-husband had violated a court order. The information was forwarded to the district attorney's office for review and rightfully declined because a victim protection order had not been issued or legally served to her ex-husband at the time of the alleged incident," Chief Clabes said.
Brown's children are still in protective custody and the victim's relatives have been notified.
If anyone has any information about Ms. Brown or this case, please contact the Midwest City Police Department at 739-1006.