Left Beside The Road- The Franklin Scott “Scotty” Brown

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Photo courtesy of the Justice for Scott Brown Facebook page  


A maroon van sat parked by the road near the county line for at least two days. No one knew the driver lay slumped over in the seat with a bullet hole in his chest. The driver’s side was riddled with bullets, but only one found its mark killing Scotty Brown. The interior had been wiped clean, leading investigators to wonder if the young musician was killed elsewhere and driven to this location. Ten years after this Tennessee murder, the family still has no answers.


Franklin Scott Brown, 33 was found dead in his van along the side of Lee Brown Rd near the Dickson/Hickman county line. Earnest Poteet was out delivering newspapers in the early morning hours of August 12, 2009, when he noticed the van. Poteet had seen the van parked in the same location the day before and decided to check it out. Peering through the driver’s side window, he immediately noticed the glass was shattered. Inside slumped over in the seat; he found the body of Scott Brown.
Police arrived on the scene at 3:20 am and began investigating the site. Brown was taken by ambulance to the medical examiner’s office for an autopsy, and the van was towed to the lab for forensic testing. During this process, investigators found the interior of the vehicle to be suspiciously devoid of fingerprints and DNA evidence. It looked as if someone had wiped the interior clean. If he was shot while driving, the van would not have been neatly parked by the side of the road with the ignition and headlights off. If he had been shot while sitting in the vehicle, then there would have been blood splatter behind him on the seat. None of those things were present leading investigators to wonder if he was killed elsewhere and left at this location.

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Photo courtesy of The Dickson Herald, August 16, 2019


STRANGE CLUE: The license plates on the van were reported stolen the day before Scott’s body was found. 


Scotty Brown was born on June 20, 1976. He was an avid musician who enjoyed playing the guitar and writing music. Brown had battled with an addiction problem and spent some time in jail, but was back home and getting his life together. He worked as a mechanic and helped care for his paralyzed brother. Services were held for him at the Ardmore Memorial Chapel on August 15, 2009.
A decade has passed, and Scott Brown’s two sons have grown up without their father. His mother, Linda, has grieved over her boy for ten years without answers. Recently a new detective has been assigned to the case, and they are hoping with a new set of eyes, and a big media push some new leads could come in and solve this case. If you have any information about this case, please contact the Dickson County Sheriff (615) 789-9303.


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Further Reading:

Tennessee Missing and Unsolved Facebook Page

WSMV – Channel 4

https://www.newspapers.com/image/594184701/?terms=Franklin%2BScott%2BBrown

https://www.newspapers.com/image/283379790

The Dickson Herald

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