On Aug. 17, officers responding to a call in Memphis located the first victim, Anneria Turman, and she was pronounced dead at the scene, according to the Memphis Police Department.
An autopsy was completed, which showed she was shot in the back of the head.
Investigators contacted Turman’s family, who said she lived with her boyfriend Herman Hollis-Brown, WPTY reported. The family also stated Turman had custody of her grandson, Syquavius Hoyett.
Officers went to Brown’s home and discovered what appeared to be blood smears on the concrete floor, authorities said.
A search warrant was obtained, which is when police saw Turman’s white Chrysler 200 drive by the house, WPTY reported.
Police were able to stop the car and noticed more signs of blood coming from the truck to the back bumper as they approached the vehicle, court records show.
Hollis-Brown was behind the wheel of the vehicle. As police were taking him into custody, members of his family started to arrive at the scene and he allegedly told them he would be "going to be gone for a while,” WPTY reported.
Inside Hollis-Brown’s home, investigators found more signs of blood in multiple rooms, officials said.
Police also took into evidence a metal fragment from a bullet projectile as well as the victim’s cell phone and purse, authorities said.
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On Aug. 19, the Memphis Police Department issued an endangered child alert for Hoyett, who had been missing since Aug. 16.
On Aug. 21, the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation announced they found his body.
Hollis-Brown was initially charged with first-degree murder and abuse of a corpse, police said. However, MPD confirmed that “additional charges are coming.”
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