The mother and grandmother of Michael Brown, a decorated US Marine who is currently on the run after allegedly killing his mother's friend in Virginia, asked him on Friday to turn to him.
"Please trust us, if we trust you, the authorities and leave you alone," said his grandmother, Diane Hanson, to Roanoke's WFXR-TV. Brown, a 22-year-old, had left his post at Marine Corps base camp Lejeune, North Carolina last month after being shot to death by Rodney Brown on 9 November.
Following a report investigation, North Roanoke authorities cleared a search area on Friday for a possible sighting of Brown on foot along the railroad tracks. However, according to Roanoke's WSLS-TV, the authorities failed to confirm that Brown was in the area.
Also on Friday, the US Navy Corps confirmed that Brown was considered a deserter, reported WDBJ-TV from Roanoke. A spokesman for the Marine Corps told the station that Brown did not appear on duty on October 24, was classified AWOL the next day, and was declared a deserter on November 1
"I do not want you to get hurt, please," said his mother, Vanessa Hanson. "Michael, you're my baby, I love you, please, I can not lose you, I'm scared of you."
Brown's car was found in South Carolina last week, the authorities said Wednesday.
Several authorities in North Carolina and Virginia – in addition to the US Marshals, the FBI and Naval Criminal Investigative Service (NCIS) has conducted a massive manhunt for him.
His mother said they would help him find a lawyer
"I can not lose another human," she added.
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" Michael, I know you are alone and scared, but there are people who want to help you, "his grandmother told WFXR." We still care about you. Please give yourself away. Nobody wants you to die too.
The Franklin County Sheriff's Office in Virginia issued an arrest warrant for Brown on second degree murder on Monday.
The authorities were still trying to determine a motive, and the neighbors told the WSLS, the Navy recently learned that Rodney Brown was not his biological father, and he was reported to believe that his mother's boyfriend was his natural father throughout his life.
The authorities said Brown should be considered "armed and dangerous." 19659003] Fox News "Danielle Wallace has contributed to this report.