Brown’s official cause of death was ruled blunt force trauma to the head and neck, along with a crushed larynx.
A relative of Grissett came to the home, recognized the burned truck, and asked Brown’s family members to come confirm it belonged to him. Shortly after, Brown’s body was also discovered.
Coffee County Sheriff Dave Sutton confirmed that when Grissett could not be found after the body was discovered, investigators started looking for him. He was tracked to Florida on March 4 after security at the Jacksonville Airport alerted authorities of a strange encounter.
“Mr. Grissett had come up to a security guard at the airport and indicated there was, in fact, a body at his home. He is the only legitimate suspect and has been the only legitimate suspect from the beginning,” Coffee County District Attorney Tom Anderson said.
When apprehended, Grissett had in his possession a backpack, passport and cash.