BALTIMORE (WJZ) — Shock and sadness in a Southwest Baltimore community after a double murder. One of the victims — just seven-years-old.
Derek Valcourt has more on the victims and where the investigation stands right now.
Family members look on in horror as the bodies of the mother and her young son are pulled from their home at 103 Upmanor Road in the Uplands neighborhood of Southwest Baltimore.
Jennifer Jeffrey Browne, 31, and her seven-year-old son Kester “Tony” Browne were found dead just after 8 a.m. Thursday — both shot in the head.
Neighbors — appalled.
“Who can do this? What kind of person is he?” asked Donald Barber.
The victim’s family too upset to speak on camera, but tells WJZ they believe the murders may have happened Wednesday. That’s the last time anyone heard from the victims.
Family members tell WJZ they were called to the home Thursday morning by neighbors who became concerned when they did not see or hear anything from the victims.
Police are releasing few details on what happened, but asking for help.
“I’m begging anyone who has any piece of information, please call us, please give us whatever you have so we can bring closure to this victim’s family,” said Sgt. Jarron Jackson, Baltimore City Police Department.
The double murder comes amid a spike in city crime that police and city leaders are struggling to stop.
“As a mom, I can’t even imagine the pain of that loss — to lose a son and his mother. It’s a terrible blow for that family,” said Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake.
“Whoever did it, God bless them — because he has to deal with the Lord more than us,” said Barber.
Neighbors say Browne her son had been living at that house for about five years. The little boy was a student at Baltimore International Academy.
Anyone with information is urged to call Baltimore City police. You can remain anonymous and even earn some reward money by calling Metro Crime Stoppers at 1-866-7-LOCKUP.