Tom Brown’s Body

In 2016, a popular teenager disappeared in the tiny Panhandle community of Canadian, Texas. Two years later, his remains were discovered beneath a tree outside of town. But to this day, no arrests have been made, and nearly everyone involved in the case has fallen under suspicion.

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

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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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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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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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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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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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