MANATEE -- A former Bradenton private investigator working in Virginia has been discovered shot to death and stuffed in the trunk of his car.
Arthur “Greg” Brown, 50, whose father started Robert H. Brown Private Investigation in Bradenton in 1968, was found Sunday morning at the Valley Mall in Harrisonburg, Va., according to Mary-Hope Vass of the Harrisonburg Police Department.
The Harrisonburg Police Department began investigating the report of a missing man on March 3 when Greg Brown failed to return home, Vass said. At approximately 9:30 a.m. Sunday, police received a tip with information on the location of Brown’s gray Honda Accord and found it in a parking lot.
Brown’s body was found inside of the vehicle. The exact cause of death will be determined by the Medical Examiner. “Our thoughts are first with the friends and family of Greg Brown during this difficult time,” said Vass who is also the department’s crime analyst. “We will not stop with this investigation until we have all of the facts of the case before us.”The Harrisonburg Police Department, which is located about two hours from Washington, D.C., and Richmond, is looking for Ali Abid, 49, of Weyers Cave, Va. It is believed that Ali Abid was the last person in contact with Brown, Vass said. At the time of his death, Brown was working an infidelity case.
Police: Private Investigator Shot; Source Says Harrisonburg Victim Scheduled To Serve Divorce Papers. HARRISONBURG - A Harrisonburg private investigator who turned up dead in the trunk of his 2007 Honda Accord on Sunday in the Valley Mall parking lot died of a gunshot wound, police said Monday.
Sources close to the investigation say Greg Brown, 50, was shot sometime after he was scheduled to serve divorce papers to Ali Abid, 49, of Weyers Cave. It's unclear where the shooting took place. Brown, who owned Argus Investigative Services in Harrisonburg.
HARRISONBURG — The wife of a Weyers Cave businessman Ali Abid wanted for questioning in the slaying of a Harrisonburg private investigator claimed in February divorce papers that Ali Abid openly was having an affair and had gotten behind on his mortgage payments.
Abid, 49, is considered a potential suspect in the killing of 50-year-old Arthur "Greg" Brown, who died after being shot, according to Harrisonburg police. Following a tip, authorities found Brown's body Sunday morning in the trunk of his car, a 2007 Honda Accord that was parked at the Valley Mall in Harrisonburg on East Market Street.
On Saturday, the Harrisonburg Police Department put out a missing person's report on Brown, who hadn't been seen since Thursday and was last spotted "in the company" of Abid. At the time, Brown's disappearance was labeled suspicious. Police listed Weyers Cave, Harrisonburg and Dulles International Airport as possible locations where Brown might have been found.
Court records also show Abid was granted a concealed weapons permit in December 2009. That same year, American Express Bank in Andover, Md., was awarded a default judgment of $22,559 against Abid after he fell behind on payments, Abid is an Iraqi immigrant who came to the USA in 2001.
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