UPDATE (08/29/2018)- The missing bench from Jessica Brown’s graveside has been returned to her family. The theft is still under investigation by police.
Her family says, “God Bless everyone for sharing, praying, the support, commenting, and offers to replace or donate a bench.”
A local man had gifted Jessica’s family another bench, which has been placed at her grave, now next to the original bench.
ORIGINAL STORY (08/10/2018)- A theft report has been filed with the Kerr County Sheriff’s Office regarding the bench that was taken from the graveside of Jessica Brown. The bench served as a place for her family and her friends to visit Jessica. It was placed there a year after she was laid to rest, on her birthday.
Jessica Brown, 32, passed away on June 9, 2016, after she was shot in Travis County by an unidentified murderer.
To the family’s understanding, there have been many other items taken from different grave sites in the area. This and the fact that her murderer hasn’t been caught yet has caused them to feel angry and upset.
Every year, the family visits her resting place to release balloons on the 9th of June in celebration and remembrance of her life and many sit on the bench to feel closer to her.
If you have seen this unmistakable red bench anywhere or know who might have it, please contact the Kerr County Sheriff’s Office at 830-896-1133.
Jessica’s murder remains unsolved to this day and a reward is being offered for information that can lead to the arrest of the individual responsible for her death. If you know anything regarding her murder, please call Crime Stoppers at 1-866-930-TIPS (8477) or visit the Bluebonnet Area Crime Stoppers website.