The Alonzo Brooks case has attracted more interest thanks to Unsolved Mysteries. Is the investigation ongoing and are there new leads?
Netflix has offered us a number of intriguing mysteries as of late, whether we’re talking about the insanity of Tiger King or the fictional tale of murder in White Lines.
Now, audiences are being welcomed to put their minds to the test with Unsolved Mysteries, unpacking its cases and debating their own verdict.
For those who’ve never heard of the series, it was created by John Cosgrove and Terry Dunn Meurer, arriving as a string of specials in 1987. It then became a series a year later, with host Robert Stack continuing to intrigue fans throughout the years.
We’re glad to see the streaming service revive it and delve into some fascinating and unsettling cases.
We’re here to talk about one of them.
Alzono Brooks: Unsolved Mysteries
Alonzo Brooks disappeared at the age of 23 in April 2004; he had been attending a house party.
His mother – Maria Ramirez – expressed that he left after someone wanted to fight him. He didn’t return home and his body was found a month later.
Unfortunately, a cause of death couldn’t be determined due to decomposition, but many have since believed his death was a hate crime.
Maria believes this to be the case, with Bustle noting that she told NBC’s Dateline: “…he’s mixed. They didn’t just target one race. Or kill one race. They killed two. He was targeted because of the colour of his skin.”
Where is the case at now?
The Alonzo Brooks case is back open: New Leads?
It was announced on June 11th 2020 that the Alonzo Brooks case had been reopened, with U.S. Attorney Stephen McAllister and FBI Special Agent in Charge Timothy Langan making the announcement.
According to KSNT News, McAllister addressed:
“We are investigating whether Alonzo was murdered. His death certainly was suspicious, and someone, likely multiple people, know(s) what happened that night in April 2004. It is past time for the truth to come out. The code of silence must be broken. Alonzo’s family deserves to know the truth, and it is time for justice to be served.”
Indeed, the source includes that they’ve cited new leads which will hopefully result in a breakthrough in the case.
Bustle also writes that the FBI has offered up to $100,000 in reward money for anyone who can provide information.
Audiences weigh in
Viewers have taken to Twitter to offer their strong thoughts on the episode, voicing their desire to see justice served and the case concluded.
Check out a selection of tweets:
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