Daughter of Tabitha Brown finds neighbor to call 911

By: Staff Email
By: Staff Email

Tuesday, July 5, 2011

WAGENER, S.C. -- Aiken County investigators said the manhunt for a killer began with a little girl.

The 7-year-old daughter and 1-year-old son of Tabitha Brown went with their mother to Kenneth Myers' home on Daytona Road Saturday evening. Myers was the girl's uncle. The child said she got out of the car and her mom took her baby brother out of the car as well.

That's when she said Myers pulled a shot gun from his car and shot her mom in the head. Tabitha was holding the baby, who fell to the ground.

The little girl said her Uncle Ken laughed and spit on her mother's body then drove away.

The Brown family said the little girl tried to see if her aunt, Angela Myers, or her grandmother, Vicki Brown, was home, but she couldn't get the door open.

The 7-year-old then picked up her brother, who was covered in blood, and started walking. She ended up at a home on Old Indian Trail Road. Investigators said the little girl walked more than 4 miles before she could find someone to call 911.

DISPATCH: "Aiken County 911."
CALLER: "Yes ma'am, I have a little girl over here. How old are you? (Seven.) And they have a little baby that's 1 years old. Oh goodness. She came over here in the yard and said something about her mom getting shot. And said some guy name Kenneth shot her."

The 911 tape was about a 7-minute conversation. In the background of the call, you can hear the little girl describing the house and what she saw as she made her way to get help.

CALLER: "No, I'm sorry. I'm emotional right now since she came walking over here and told me that."
DISPATCH: "Yeah, I can understand that"
CALLER: "And the little baby is like needs care, he's like 1 years old."

Aiken County dispatch sent six deputies to the home on Old Indian Trail Road. From there, the little girl helped the deputies find the house and the bodies of her mother, aunt and grandmother.


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