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Case File 2097DFFL

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Amanda Victoria Brown
Missing since September 11, 1998 from Tampa, Hillsborough County, Florida
Classification: Endangered Missing


Vital Statistics


Circumstances of Disappearance
Amanda Brown was last seen in Tampa on September 11, 1998.

Willie Crain Jr., a local crabber and convicted child molester, was Amanda's mother's boyfriend at the time. His residence was searched after Brown vanished and authorities discovered blood inside his bathroom. The blood matched Brown's DNA and Crain was charged with her murder. Crain denied the charges, but was found guilty in 1999 and sentenced to death.

For weeks investigators searched the waters off the Courtney Campbell Causeway where Crain took his boat, but Amanda's body was never found.


Investigators
If you have any information concerning this case, please contact:

Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office
813-247-8000

Agency Case Number: 98M02009

Source Information:
FDLE
Myfox Tampabay


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