Photo of April 29, 2009 press conference, thanks to Jason McElweenie
Brett Elliott, 54, was killed March 30 in his town home at 9850 Pagewood Ln in Houston. Elliott was a member of the Houston chapter of the American Advertising Federation and a friend of Schipul.
This morning, Crime Stoppers of Houston held a press conference with more details on the murder. According to Detective Abbey of the HPD Homicide department, the Houston Fire Department received a call at 5:45 a.m. on March 30 from a neighbor who saw smoke coming from Elliott’s apartment. When police and fire officials arrived on the scene, they discovered Elliot’s body.
According to Abbey, there was no forced entry. He would not comment on the injuries or stolen items as not to compromise the ongoing investigation.
Lisa Elliott, Brett’s sister, spoke on the incident saying the family “can’t grasp how this could happen.” She remarked on Brett’s character and wide circle of friends saying, “once you crossed paths with him, he stayed with you and you were friends forever.”
Crime Stoppers are looking for people who were out in those morning hours who may have noticed any unusual activity. If you have any information, please call crime stoppers at (713) 222-8477. If your tips lead to a felony charge, you are eligible for a $5,000 reward.