From The Star: Tabitha Brewer, 16, and Nicholas Travis, 18, left Brewer’s home nine years ago today. That was the last time they were seen alive. Travis’ body and Brewer’s half-burned purse were found four months later in a backyard in Kansas City. Last year, Brandon B. Howell was charged with their murders.
But Brewer’s body has not been found. Her father, Tom Brewer, said many of the people who might know something that could help find her were young and probably too scared to talk to authorities when she first disappeared.
Now, with Howell in the Jackson County Jail awaiting trial, Brewer hopes anyone who knows something will come forward. Anonymous tips can be given to the TIPS Hotline at (816) 474-TIPS (474-8477).
(I interviewed Tom and the rest of Tabitha's family a few years ago -- it was the fifth anniversary of Tabitha's disappearance. They said, by that point, they knew that Tabitha was dead. They just wanted to be able to bury her.)