Corey Lynn Brooks
Missing since June 19, 1998 from Orchard, Fort Bend County, Texas
Classification: Endangered Missing
Circumstances of Disappearance
Corey Brooks vanished after attending a family reunion in the small town of Orchard in rural Fort Bend County.
At first, his mother wasn't too concerned because her son sometimes disappeared but always returned. By January 1999, she was getting concerned. When her daughter came home from school crying because she heard a rumor that Corey was dead, the mother filed a missing-persons report with the Fort Bend County Sheriff's Office.
By March Crime Stoppers were receiving anonymous tips that Corey had been killed and tossed into the Brazos River.
In 2005 Steven Carrington confessed to killing Corey Brooks. Corey and Steven Carrington are cousins, and were living together on Johnson Road in Orchard when Corey disappeared.
Witnesses told police Carrington shot Brooks in the head and then enlisted the help of a friend to wrap the body in plastic, place it in a car trunk and then drop it off the bridge into the Brazos River.
Brooks and Carrington argued over money, and Brooks fired a pistol he was carrying, Carrington told police. Carrington told detectives he knocked the pistol from Brooks' hand and picked it up off the floor as Brooks came at him. Carrington stated while he was coming up he fired the pistol and Corey fell to the mattress. The pistol used in the shooting was also tossed into the river, Carrington told police.
Brooks' body was never found.
If you have any information concerning this case, please contact:
Fort Bend County Crime Stoppers
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