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Murder of mother, son remains unsolved in Baltimore City

Posted at 7:00 AM, Jul 14, 2016
and last updated 2016-07-14 19:19:06-04
On May 28, 2015, Baltimore City Police were called to Upmanor Road in Southwest Baltimore.  When detectives arrived, they found the bodies of 31-year-old Jennifer Jeffrey and her 7-year-old son, Kester "Tony" Browne.
 
It's a crime scene Baltimore City Police Lt. Jarron Jackson says he'll never forget.
 
"It was a particularly difficult case to work on.  I went upstairs, I spoke with two veteran homicide detectives. Normally we greet each other and start talking about the case and things I can talk to the media with," Jackson said.  "This was surreal, when I walked onto the scene the three of us looked at each other and literally said nothing.  The place where we were was where Tony was found."
 
Kester, who at seven years old had a bright future, was still in his pajamas.  What many don't know about Kester was that he was learning Mandarin and had just been selected to go on a trip to China.
 
"I know adults that don't know Mandarin.  That's the kind of potential that 7-year-old Tony Browne had," Lt. Jackson said.
 
Despite that tragedy of a mother and son being murdered in their own home, the tips are slow to come in.
 
"I thought the phone would be ringing off the hook considering we had a mother and son murdered in their own home and we haven't had that, that's why we need the public's help, so the phone can be ringing off the hook," Jackson said. 
 
If you have any information on this case you are asked to submit a tip to Metro Crime Stoppers.  You can submit a tip, anonymously several ways: www.metrocrimestoppers.org, or you can call 1-866-7-LOCK UP, or you can text MCS plus your tip to CRIMES (274637)
 

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