Break in deadly hit and run?

April 10, 2008 3:21:50 PM PDT
The Harris County Sheriff's Department is looking for a man they call a person of interest in the hit and run deaths of a young couple. On Thursday, we spoke with one of the victim's fathers about the new development. "Anybody wants to know who took their child away from them," said William Taylor, father of one of the victims.

Just days after a hit and run driver killed his pregnant daughter, Jennifer Taylor, and her boyfriend, Christopher Walker, William holds out hope the new lead helps bring him some closure.

"I'm hoping that this is the guy, if he did it," he said.

The couple was walking along the Hardy Toll Road in north Harris County back on March 29 when they were struck by a vehicle. Their bodies would be found by a bystander lying in a ditch.

Evidence from the scene, along with a tip call, led authorities to the home of Craig Allen Brown, where they would find a badly damaged Ford Explorer with signs possibly connecting it to the hit and run. Brown's Explorer would be impounded be impounded for processing. He would tell investigators the damage was from striking a trailer. On Monday, Brown was supposed to give an official statement to detectives, but never showed up.

"He's not making any contact with us, and according to family members, he's called everyone else but the department," said Deputy Arturo Marinas with the Harris County Sheriff's Office.

Brown has several past arrest. In 1998, he was convicted of drug possession, theft and driving with a suspended license. In 2003, Brown was convicted of DWI, possession of marijuana and driving with out a valid license.

He's not been charged in connection win with the hit and run. Taylor just hopes he comes forward if he knows anything about the crime.

"I don't know that he did it. I wasn't there," he said. "But I would think that any human being who values human life would want to come forward and say that they did it."

We did attempt to catch Brown's father by phone, but those calls have not been returned. If you know anything about Brown's whereabouts, call Houston Crime Stoppers at 713-222-TIPS.

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