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A Missing North Carolina Mother And 2-Year-Old Son Were Found Burned Beyond Recognition In Trunk Of Her Car

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Asia Brown worked as a security guard in Greensboro, North Carolina, to support her 2-year-old son, Ashton. In February 2015, she purchased a 2005 Buick Lacrosse for her and her son. On February 20, 2015, around 1:30 pm, Asia went to the DMV in High Point, North Carolina and registered her new vehicle in her name, the Greensboro Police Department reports.

At around 3:20 pm on February 20, 2015, 22-year-old Asia Brown visited an Auto Zone on Randleman Road in Greensboro. She purchased some accessories for her new vehicle, a 2005 Buick Lacrosse she purchased in High Point, North Carolina. Surveillance cameras show she was alone, and her 2-year-old son, Ashton, was not with her.

On February 23, 2015, authorities responded to a fire in a field on the dead-end Industrial Drive in Greensboro. There they found Asia’s 2005 Buick Lacrosse engulfed in flames. When they opened the trunk, they discovered the scorched remains of 22-year-old Asia Brown and her 2-year-old son Ashton.

Someone badly burned their bodies and placed them in the trunk, making it impossible for authorities to determine their cause of death or if they were dead or alive.

Greensboro Police Detective Mike Matthews released the following statement to WFMY:

“We learned that she was last seen alive on Friday, February 20 at around 3:20 p.m. in the afternoon at the AutoZone on Randleman road. [Asia] apparently got the car in High Point, went to the AutoZone to get some accessories. Ashton was not in the store with her. I’m not gonna guess where Ashton was. The big things we’re missing is if somebody had seen Asia or Ashton around that time frame that Friday, Feb. 20. That is somebody we need to talk to. If she had had time to drop that child off before going in the store we need to talk to the person she dropped the child off with or anybody who saw her drop the child off. That would be very important in this investigation.”

Timeline of Events:

Friday, Feb. 20, 2015 - Asia Brown went to the DMV office in High Point, North Carolina to register her 2005 Buick Lacrosse in her name around 1:30 pm.

Friday, Feb. 20, 2015 - Asia was inside the AutoZone at 3033 Randleman Road. Ashton was not with her inside the store around 3:20 pm.

Saturday, Feb. 21, 2015 - Asia failed to show up for her security guard job in Greensboro.

Sunday, Feb. 22, 2015 - Asia failed to report to work again. They reported her and Ashton missing.

Monday, Feb. 23, 2015 -22-year-old Asia and 2-year-old Ashton are found dead in the trunk of the burned Buick Lacrosse.

On May 19, 2015, the Greensboro Police Department announced that DNA test results positively identified the remains of Asia and Ashton.

Although authorities followed up on multiple tips, there are no named suspects in their heinous murders. There is currently a $15,000 reward for any information on their horrific homicides. If you have information, please contact Crime Stoppers at 336-373-1000.

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