By Tony Farkas
COLDSPRING — An Onalaska woman’s murder on Dec. 28, 2022, has resulted in the arrest of a father and son on multiple felony charges.
San Jacinto County Sheriff Greg Capers said the department was notified just before noon on Wednesday about a deceased white female that was located in an abandoned mobile home the 100 block of Ellis Road in Coldspring.
The woman was identified as a Katelyn Michelle Brandon, 18, of Onalaska. Reports indicated there were 10 to 20 stab wounds on the body.
Capers said that after consulting with the San Jacinto County Assistant District Attorney Rob Freyer, it was decided to contact the Texas Rangers for assistance in processing the crime scene and the investigation.
Members of the San Jacinto County District Attorney’s Office, the Texas Rangers, the Liberty County Sheriff’s Office, the Onalaska Police Department and the Children’s Safe Harbor Advocacy, he said.
In less than two days, involving investigations in Onalaska, Cleveland and Coldspring, two suspects were arrested.
“During the investigation leading straight into the next day and after interviewing several witnesses to various portions of this particular gruesome crime, we have filed three charges on two suspects,” Capers said.
Thorin Brewster Keeprs, 28, of Cleveland, was charged with first-degree murder and tampering with or fabricating physical evidence, a third-degree felony. Capers said he is believed to have had a relationship with the victim for several years.
Also, Daniel W. Keepers, 50, of Cleveland, was charged with tampering with or fabricating physical evidence, a third-degree felony. Capers said he is the father of the first suspect.
The body of the victim was taken to the Harris County Medical Examiner’s Office in Houston for a complete autopsy.
Both suspects currently were being held at the San Jacinto County Jail.
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