Who abducted, murdered Patricia Humphreys?

15-year-old disappears during outing with sister, friends in 1975
Patricia Humphreys

Join Valerie as she introduces Patricia Humphreys. The 15-year-old Northbrook High School student disappeared from the Thunderbird Drive In Theater in 1975.

In today’s mini-side we recap what’s been made public so far, but stay tuned for a follow-up with the Cold Case Squad from Houston Police Department.


LPD seeks information on fugitive

The Livingston Police Department is actively searching for Ronald Ray Burch, who has felony warrants for his arrest.

If anyone is caught hindering the apprehension or harboring Burch, they will be arrested and charged with a felony crime.

Anyone with any information on the whereabouts of Ronald Ray Burch is asked to contact Polk County Crime Stoppers. In order to remain anonymous, they may submit a tip at, the P3 App, or by calling Crime Stoppers at ‪936-327-STOP(7867). Callers will remain anonymous and may be eligible to receive a cash reward of up to $1,000 if the information provided leads to an arrest.

LPD: 32 year old man dead after shooting at apartment complex, suspect in custody

On Monday Dec. 23, 2019, at approximately 10:20 a.m. Livingston Police Officers responded to Ridgecrest Apartments 901 Forest Hollow, in reference to a report of shots fired.

When officers arrived, they were advised the victim — later identified as Justine Jermanie Brown, 32, of Livingston — had been shot and taken by private vehicle to CHI St. Luke’s Hospital, according to Det. Marty Drake.

Upon further investigation officers located and interviewed several witnesses who all identified Jermichael Lynn Harrell, 21, of Livingston as the subject who had allegedly shot Justine Jermanie Brown moments earlier.

During preliminary investigation at the scene investigators believed Brown and Harrell were in a domestic dispute over a child.

During the dispute, Harrell produced a handgun and allegedly shot Justine Jermanie Brown several times, causing his death.

This is an ongoing investigation, Officers and Detectives are currently interviewing witnesses and collecting evidence.

At approximately 3:00p.m., Jermichael Lynn Harrell turned himself in to Polk County Chief Deputy Byron Lyons without incident. Jermichael Lynn Harrell was then transported to the Livingston Police by Chief Deputy Lyons and released to the Livingston Police Department for processing.

Jermichael Lynn Harrell (21) of Livingston was charged with Murder (1st Degree Felony) and is currently being held at the Polk County Jail with a bond of $500,000.00.