Search Continues For Molino Woman’s Killer; Family Shares Her Writings, Memorial

April 30, 2018

Today marks one year since a Molino woman was murdered, and the Escambia County Sheriff’s Office says the hunt for the killer continues.

Anna Louis Brown, also known as Anna Louise Brown Vega, was found shot and killed on Gibson Road off Crabtree Church Road in Molino on April 30, 2017. Brown, 38, was pronounced deceased at the scene; her body was discovered on or near the roadway.

Investigators believe the murder was not a random act of violence, and they believe Brown knew the person that killed her. No suspect has been named.

“Anna was a caring and compassionate person, helping others and ministering to them with God’s love and grace. She never met a stranger, often smiling and greeting many with whom she came into contact,” Anna’s mother, Sue Brown, said in statement released for the anniversary of her death.

She said Anna had a vivacious personality with a joy for living life to the fullest, loved horses, walking through the woods, running and diving. She was active in her church and took several mission trips.

When Anna joined a class at Hamilton Baptist Church in Robertsdale, Anna was asked to write down something about her life.

“I am …doing life as a working, blessed Mom of two amazing children,” Anna wrote. “I love being a mom! There are moments and days and situations that are tough and rough and painful and challenging and hard; but the joy of loving and having the privilege to nurture and teach my kids is a gift. I know they are each God’s first, and that helps me worry less when they are away,” Anna wrote. “I work as a Physical Therapist Assistant …I love doing therapy!”

She continued, “I have a great family. I have wonderful parents and I have a growing relationship with my Creator, my Lord, my salvation, my strength, provider, comforter and friend. With my natural family and my church family, I am never alone or separated. I receive love and support and physical, tangible help when it’s needed. That support and encouragement makes single parenting not so single! Yay!”

Anna’s mom has also shared entries from Anna Brown’s journal as seen on this page. The ones above and to the left are from April 29, 2017 – the day before her death.

Anyone with information on the murder is asked to contact the Escambia County Sheriff’s Office at (850) 436-9620 or call Gulf Coast Crime Stoppers at (850) 433-STOP

To read the complete statement from Brown’s family and the words of Anna Brown, click here.

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11 Responses to “Search Continues For Molino Woman’s Killer; Family Shares Her Writings, Memorial”

  1. L Nelson on May 7th, 2018 12:01 pm

    Sorry for such a great loss. I have found that this scripture helps me when I lose someone to Death .Revelation 12:3,4

  2. Gary on May 1st, 2018 12:27 pm

    I only met her a few times but she always friendly and had a nice smile. What a testimony she left behind. We will see here again if we take the same path she took. Believe in your heart and confess His name and you will be saved. She would want this for you and yes, even the murderer that made this world a darker place for many of us.

  3. Ronnie Gilmore on April 30th, 2018 9:29 pm

    Oh how much I miss that precious smile. She jogged by the farm as the sun was coming up and smoke coming off lake and would send me a picture of God’s portraits.She was always praising our lord! Anna will always be remembered by all that new her!

  4. Owen on April 30th, 2018 2:18 pm

    Anna is joyfully praising and worshiping her Savior Christ Jesus without any worries of this old mortal coil to distract her. Happy for her but weeping for her loved ones left behind for a while. Her Lord knows who did this and is dealing with their heart. Praying for the killer to come to the Light. Lord may they not rest until they do.

  5. David Lamb on April 30th, 2018 12:11 pm

    While I was in the Air Force in Omaha Ne., Anna was growing up in Florida. I never was able to see her much. but when I did I saw her vibrant Personality. Anna was hard pressed to not be liked by those that came in contact with. There is a note she wrote about a walk through the woods of Big Rock Creek on her great grandpas farm that brought back many memories of my youth. Her most important decision was accepting Christ as her Savior. Will you do the same.
    Miss you Anna.
    Uncle David

  6. DG on April 30th, 2018 11:26 am

    Went to school with one of her daughters. Such a tragedy. Hoping for closure soon.

  7. Larry on April 30th, 2018 9:54 am

    Praying God will bring justice and closure for this Family.

  8. Lifendason on April 30th, 2018 9:38 am

    Wow, I did not know this woman, but one day I will see her and let he know that her writings/study notes if you will, were a blessing to me this morning.

    To her family, comforting prayers to each of you.

    Also praying this criminal comes to justice!

  9. Phil on April 30th, 2018 8:50 am

    My family and I are so grateful to have gotten to know Anna. She has done so much for our family. My wife and I speak often of her. Anna was an awesome mom, friend and neighbor. She was a great example to others. Though I was much older than her, I learned from her example. She is missed by so many people. Such a great person…

  10. B on April 30th, 2018 7:10 am

    Such an amazing woman that would do anything for others. I’m so blessed to have been able to know her and her sweet children! Praying for this family as the search continues.

  11. Lawson on April 30th, 2018 6:10 am

    She was a very special person. Sweet, outgoing, pleasant, talented. I could go on and on. She is loved and terribly missed by everyone who knew her. Rest in peace, dear Anna!