Zachary Tyler Brown “Lovebug”
11 Years Old

July 28, 1995 to August 17, 2006

My son Zachary Tyler Brown was born on July 28th, 1995 and he was the best thing that ever happened to me. My son had some learning disabilities and was mentally delayed but he was so smart and the most helpful child you would Have ever met. The one thing that I was most proud of was the way he always helped everyone no matter who it was. Whenever we went to the grocery store he would help the older people that were driving those carts with their groceries, He would take them and put them on the belt and then help bag them and take them out to their car for them and I would Not even have to ask him to do this he would just do this on his own.

The thing my son liked the most was books; he didn’t read real well because of his learning disabilities but he was Getting so much better at it and he would read to me and I would read to him and we would go to the local library every week and he would get a ton of books and bring them home and start reading right away and he would always get the same ones because he could read those, but I didn’t care as long as he was reading and he sure loved his books. He also liked to ride his bike and play baseball, and play board games. He also had a real good collection of Matchbox cars going Also.

He leaves behind his grandparents who think the world of him and he sure loves them. His grandma was the joy of his life. He just loved when we would go over there to visit. He would run up to her and give her big hugs and lots of kisses.

I only had my son for 11 years but they were the best 11 years of my life and I am so very PROUD of him and always will be. He was the most caring and helpful little boy in the world. He was always hugging everyone and very helpful To all. I miss you and love you so much son, I know you are in heaven with Jesus and I will be there one day with you Forever. I love you my little love bug. Love your mommy forever.

CIRCUMSTANCES OF THE MURDER

My ex-husband had my son during the week in the summer. He was living with a girlfriend in Grants Pass, Oregon. On Wednesday August 16th she called me and told me that the night before Dan (the ex) took Zach and left and left a suicide note. I called 911 and told them what happened and to issue an Amber Alert, (which they did not). They did nothing and I had told them 3 different locations they could have been and they were found in one of them. On Thursday August 17th in the evening I got a call from the State Police station. I went in there and they interviewed me, and the Pastor of my mom and dad’s old church, who volunteers for the police, came out and told me they were found dead. He had killed himself and my son by carbon monoxide in his vehicle. It was put in the local newspaper and it was on the local news in our area. Over 250 people came to my sons memorial service. That is how much that child was loved and cared about. My ex is in hell for what he did and I know deep down in my heart that is where he belongs. For someone to tell you that your son was found dead is the most horrible thing a mom or dad can hear. I pray and keep in my thoughts all the people who are on this site and have a person on the murder wall. God Bless all of us who has lost loved ones.

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