Alonzo Brooks’ death has been ruled as a homicide after his body was exhumed (Picture: Netflix)
The death of Alonzo Brooks, which was brought to public attention in the Netflix series Unsolved Mysteries, has officially been ruled as a homicide.
His death was featured in thetrue crime programme due to the mysterious circumstances surrounding his death.
Brooks was found dead at the age of 23 back in 2004 after attending a party in LaCygne, Kansas with friends.
His body was exhumed by the FBI in July 2020 when the case was reopened.
Acting U.S. Attorney Duston Slinkard has stated in a release to US news outlets that his death ‘was no accident’.
‘This new examination by a team of the world’s best forensic pathologists and experts establishes it was no accident. Alonzo Brooks was killed. We are doing everything we can, and will spare no resources, to bring those responsible to justice,’ he said.
Alonzo died in 2004 after attending a party (Picture: Netflix)
At the time of his death witnesses said that Brooks, who was of Mexican and African-American heritage, faced racial insults during the party, which was attended by over 100 people.
An autopsy was performed in 2004 but a cause of death wasn’t determined and the case eventually stalled.
Terry Dunn Meurer, showrunner of the Netflix series, said Brooks’ death was the one that produced the most tips from members of the public.
‘There were a lot of people there at that party, somebody witnessed what happened. We just hope that they’ll come forward,’ he told Variety.
Unsolved Mysteries helped to solve over 300 cases in its original run between 1987 and 1999. It has already successfully helped with discovering murders and reunited families.
The new series, focusing on six unsolved cases, calls on viewers to help with any leads they may have.
Unsolved Mysteries is available on Netflix.
Credit: Original article published here.