Carolyn Denise Brown
North American Missing Persons Network
Carolyn Denise Brown

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Vital Statistics at Time of Disappearance

  • Missing Since: August 16, 1985 from Port St. Lucie, St. Lucie County, Florida
  • Classification: Endangered Missing
  • Date Of Birth: September 6, 1957
  • Age: 27
  • Height: 5'6"
  • Weight: 180 lbs.
  • Hair Color: Black
  • Eye Color: Brown
  • Race: Black
  • Gender: Female
  • Distinguishing Characteristics: Carolyn wears glasses. Has a gap in front teeth.
  • AKA: Carolyn Walker Brown
  • Case Number: 8508339

  • Details of Disappearance
    Carolyn and her three children, Barry, Brandon and Sheketah were last seen at their home on July 16, 1985. They are missing under suspicious circumstances. The family's house had been left unlocked. Carolyn's purse was found in a garbage can. An uneaten meal remained on the dining room table. There were no signs of foul play. The family car was found on Mall Boulevard. A more thorough search, using laser equipment detected blood spatters on the walls of their house.

    Carolyn's husband, James Michael Brown, confessed to killing his wife and children and dumping their bodies along Interstate 95 as he drove toward Savannah. He volunteered to accompany Savannah and Florida detectives and show them where he dumped the bodies. But despite numerous searches, no bodies could be located. He changed his story several times.

    James Brown, 37, and his wife Carolyn were schoolteachers and had been married for 10 years. A jury acquitted James in Carolyn and Sheketa's deaths in late 1985. He was never charged with Brandon and Barry's homicides. James Brown was committed to a Florida state mental hospital, and was later released.

    Investigating Agency
    If you have any information concerning this case, please contact:
    Port St. Lucie Police Department

    Source Information
    Savannah Now