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Cold Case Homicide

Name: Tan Johnson Brown, aka Brownell Johnson 
Discovery Date: 4/8/1973 
Case Description

B/M, age 59 (7-29-13).  On 04/04/73, at approx. 8:00 p.m. the victim left his home to go to the store.  On 04/08/73 he was found in his 1971 Ford LTD Sedan on a dirt road at Christina Park at the south side of Scott Lake, north of SR 540A.  Cause of death was severe trauma to the left side of his head and strangulation.

Anyone with information about this case is encouraged to contact the Polk County Sheriff’s Office Homicide Unit at (863) 298-6379,
or send an email to coldcase@polksheriff.org.