Case 85

Tom Brown

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Case 85

Tom Brown

Midnight approached on Thanksgiving Eve, November 23rd, 2016. Penny Meek was up waiting for her son Tom Brown, who was due home any moment. Hours earlier, Tom had gone out to meet up with friends. The 18-year-old had a strict midnight curfew and was rarely late. If he was, he always got in touch to let his mother know. So far, she’d heard nothing.

But midnight ticked by, and there was no sign of Tom.

At 12:03 am, Tucker sent his brother a text asking where he was.

Tom didn’t reply.

Tucker and Penny sent Tom several more text messages, trying to locate him. But still, they received no response. This was unusual – Tom always responded to texts.

At 12:23 am, Penny tried to call Tom. But her call went straight to voicemail – his phone was off. Penny’s concern grew. Though Tom could be a joker and a goofball, he wasn’t the type to pull a prank like this. He was a well-behaved son, far from rebellious or disrespectful.

Getting into separate cars to cover more ground, Penny and Tom’s older brother Tucker went searching for Tom’s red coloured 2009 Dodge Durango SUV.

Penny and Tucker combed the entire town – checking local haunts and hangouts. Yet, there was no sign of Tom or his car. Though Canadian had more wealth and bustle than other townships in the semi-arid Panhandle region of Texas; it was still incredibly small and close-knit. The layout of the land was deeply ingrained within the residents who lived there. There is no way Tom had gotten lost.

So where was he…..

 

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Open and download the map for Tom Brown’s episode here

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Our episodes deal with serious and often distressing incidents. If you feel at anytime you need support, please contact your local crisis centre. Some suggestions for confidential support for men women and children:

 

AUSTRALIA:

Lifeline Crisis Support: 13 11 14

Beyond Blue: Depression and anxiety support: 1300 22 46 36

Rape & Domestic Violence Services: 1800 737 732

Men's Line: 1300 78 99 78

Headspace: Youth Mental Health Foundation: see headspace.org.au for your local centre

 

USA:

Distress &  Lifeline: 1800 273 8255

Crisis Text Line: text HOME to 741 741

Domestic Violence Helpline: 1800 799 7233

Victim Connect: support for victims of crime: 855 484 2846

 

UK:

Mind: mental health support: 0300 123 3393

SANE: mental health support: 0300 304 7000

Samaritans support network: 116 123

National Stalking Helpline: 0808 802 0300

 

CANADA:

For a list of Canadian crisis centres: https://thelifelinecanada.ca/help/call/

 

NEW ZEALAND:

Lifeline: 0800 543354

Depression Helpline: 0800 111 757 (Text 4202)

 

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If you are hearing impaired or know someone who is and would like to get a transcript of the episode, please email us at contact@casefilepodcast.com

CREDITS

 

NARRATION:

Episode narrated by the Anonymous Host

 

EPISODE:

Episode researched by the Anonymous Host

Writing by Milly Raso

Additional edits by Tayla Vos

 

MUSIC:

‘Flatline intro’ and ‘Come play with me’ intro and outro www.dl-sounds.com

All other music and audio clean up performed by Mike Migas and Andrew Joslyn 

 

OTHER:

Logo design by Paulina Szymanska

RESOURCES

 

WEBSITES/FORUMS:

Find Tom Brown

Mums for Tom

 

VIDEO:

Pt. 1: High School Class President Vanishes – Crime Watch Daily with Chris Hansen

Pt. 2: High School Class President Vanishes – Crime Watch Daily with Chris Hansen

Tom Brown

 

ARTICLES:

GONE: Where is Thomas Brown? – Amarillo Globe-News

Beilue: How do you go on without knowing where your child is – Amarillo Globe-News

Missing Canadian teen’s family seeks answers through records request – ABC 7 Amarillo News

 

OTHER:

The Canadian Record Archives

THIS EPISODE’S SPONSORS

Covert – A new podcast about the most dangerous military operations of all time

SimpliSafe – Protect your home and your family today

ShipStation – Try ShipStation FREE for 30 days plus get a special bonus when you use promo code CASEFILE

Midnight approached on Thanksgiving Eve, November 23rd, 2016. Penny Meek was up waiting for her son Tom Brown, who was due home any moment. Hours earlier, Tom had gone out to meet up with friends. The 18-year-old had a strict midnight curfew and was rarely late. If he was, he always got in touch to let his mother know. So far, she’d heard nothing.

But midnight ticked by, and there was no sign of Tom.

At 12:03 am, Tucker sent his brother a text asking where he was.

Tom didn’t reply.

Tucker and Penny sent Tom several more text messages, trying to locate him. But still, they received no response. This was unusual – Tom always responded to texts.

At 12:23 am, Penny tried to call Tom. But her call went straight to voicemail – his phone was off. Penny’s concern grew. Though Tom could be a joker and a goofball, he wasn’t the type to pull a prank like this. He was a well-behaved son, far from rebellious or disrespectful.

Getting into separate cars to cover more ground, Penny and Tom’s older brother Tucker went searching for Tom’s red coloured 2009 Dodge Durango SUV.

Penny and Tucker combed the entire town – checking local haunts and hangouts. Yet, there was no sign of Tom or his car. Though Canadian had more wealth and bustle than other townships in the semi-arid Panhandle region of Texas; it was still incredibly small and close-knit. The layout of the land was deeply ingrained within the residents who lived there. There is no way Tom had gotten lost.

So where was he…..

 

______

Open and download the map for Tom Brown’s episode here

______

Our episodes deal with serious and often distressing incidents. If you feel at anytime you need support, please contact your local crisis centre. Some suggestions for confidential support for men women and children:

 

AUSTRALIA:

Lifeline Crisis Support: 13 11 14

Beyond Blue: Depression and anxiety support: 1300 22 46 36

Rape & Domestic Violence Services: 1800 737 732

Men's Line:  1300 78 99 78

Headspace: Youth Mental Health Foundation: see headspace.org.au for your local centre

 

USA:

Distress &  Lifeline: 1800 273 8255

Crisis Text Line: text HOME to 741 741

Domestic Violence Helpline: 1800 799 7233

Victim Connect: support for victims of crime: 855 484 2846

 

UK:

Mind: mental health support: 0300 123 3393

SANE: mental health support: 0300 304 7000

Samaritans support network: 116 123

National Stalking Helpline: 0808 802 0300

 

CANADA:

For a list of Canadian crisis centres: https://thelifelinecanada.ca/help/call

 

NEW ZEALAND:

Lifeline: 0800 543354

Depression Helpline: 0800 111 757 (Text 4202)

 

______

If you are hearing impaired or know someone who is and would like to get a transcript of the episode, please email us at contact@casefilepodcast.com

CREDITS

 

NARRATION:

Episode narrated by the Anonymous Host

 

EPISODE:

Episode researched by the Anonymous Host

Writing by Milly Raso

Additional edits by Tayla Vos

 

MUSIC:

‘Flatline intro’ and ‘Come play with me’ intro and outro www.dl-sounds.com

All other music and audio clean up performed by Mike Migas and Andrew Joslyn 

 

OTHER:

Logo design by Paulina Szymanska

RESOURCES

 

WEBSITES/FORUMS:

Find Tom Brown

Mums for Tom

 

VIDEO:

Pt. 1: High School Class President Vanishes – Crime Watch Daily with Chris Hansen

Pt. 2: High School Class President Vanishes – Crime Watch Daily with Chris Hansen

Tom Brown

 

ARTICLES:

GONE: Where is Thomas Brown? – Amarillo Globe-News

Beilue: How do you go on without knowing where your child is – Amarillo Globe-News

Missing Canadian teen’s family seeks answers through records request – ABC 7 Amarillo News

 

OTHER:

The Canadian Record Archives

THIS EPISODE’S SPONSORS

Covert – A new podcast about the most dangerous military operations of all time

SimpliSafe – Protect your home and your family today

ShipStation – Try ShipStation FREE for 30 days plus get a special bonus when you use promo code CASEFILE

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