Tom Brown’s Body

Tom Brown went missing in 2016.
To this day, no one knows what happened. The mystery has upended the Panhandle idyll of Canadian.

Join award-winning journalist Skip Hollandsworth as he attempts to uncover the truth

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Chapter One

A Pretty Little Place

“Someone is lying. And it’s hard to know who’s lying and who’s not.”

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Tom Brown - A Pretty Little Place

Chapter Two

Tom’s Loop

“My gut tells me he hasn't left Hemphill County. I think he's here somewhere, and I don't know if he intends to come out in the next day or two.”

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Chapter Three

“Evil Has Come to Canadian, Texas”

“Makes you want to go to the church, get on your knees, and say a few words, right?”

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Tom Brown - Evil Has Come

Chapter Four

Lake Marvin Road

“I'm sitting there thinking, ‘Oh God, I'm so scared right now.’ I couldn't convince them. And so I just let them hammer me.”

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Chapter Five

Unusual Suspects

“It's kind of strange that your investigator calls this search, and lo and behold, right after he starts the search, a cell phone is found.”

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Tom Brown - The Search

Chapter Six

The Thicket

“I'm like, ‘What in the heck is that?’ So, I walk around some shrubs, and as I get closer, I can see that it kind of looks like bone.”

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Tom Brown - Clues and Conjecture

Chapter Seven

The Wake

“The people of the town are calling us and saying, ‘Do we have a monster that lives in our community?’ I wish I could give them solace.”

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Chapter Eight

The Remains

“I’m definitely more paranoid wherever I go. I definitely watch my back more and pay attention to what’s going on around me.”

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An Update From Skip

There have finally been a couple of developments in the case. But will they lead to the truth about what happened to Tom?


Chapter Nine

Another Day in Canadian

“I’ll never lose that hope. It could be five years from today. The door is always open at our office for anything that will bring resolution to this case.”

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Tom Brown - Another Day in Canadian
Writer and host

Skip Hollandsworth


J.K. Nickell


Brian Standefer

Executive producer

Megan Creydt

Design direction

Emily Kimbro


Allison Horrell


Tim Biery

Photo editor

Claire Hogan


Hokyoung Kim


Lyon Graulty

Audio assistants

Sean Cronen, Emma Jane Hopper

Fact checker

Paul Knight

Copy editors

Amy Weaver Dorning, Sarah Rutledge, Marilyn Bailey

Theme music

“No Hard Feelings,” The Avett Brothers