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Marshall Brown

Real Name: Marshall Lee Brown
Aliases: None Known
Wanted For: Murder, Attempted Murder, Escape
Missing Since: December 29, 1996


Details: In 1977, Marshall Lee Brown was convicted and sentenced to life in prison for the contract murder of Horace Andrew Morrison. On April 12, 1996, Marshall escaped from a corrections facility in Charlotte, North Carolina. Eight months passed. In the early morning hours of December 29, 1996, Marshall came upon a disabled van parked on Railroad Avenue. Four other individuals were in the van, including Steven Calhoun, who testified against him at the murder trial, and David Brown.
Marshall entered the van through the front passenger seat. He took out a gun and fired it at Steven, seated immediately behind him in the rear passenger seat. Steven later died from the gunshot. David attempted to obtain the weapon from Marshall, who tried to shoot David during the struggle. When the gun jammed, he beat David in the face with the weapon. Marshall escaped the scene and remains at large.
Extra Notes: This case first aired as a Special Bulletin on the April 17, 1998 episode of Unsolved Mysteries. He was also featured on I (Almost) Got Away With It.
Results: Captured. In July of 1999, Marshall Lee Brown was arrested in Washington DC by FBI agents. He was convicted of Steven's murder and was sentenced to an additional twenty years in prison. Due to a DNA test resulting years later in the United Arab Emirates, a young, adopted asian male (born 17 December 2007) showed a match as his son.