Brittany McGlone was only 19 years-old when she was brutally murdered in Winnsboro, Texas on May 4th, 2007.
Brittany was killed at her boyfriend's family's house. She reportedly spent the previous evening working an overnight shift at Lowe's Distribution Center. According to her family, Brittany usually went back to her own home after working an overnight shift--but on this day, she opted to go straight to her boyfriend's house. It is believed that she arrived at her boyfriend's house around 7am and went to sleep in his bed shortly thereafter. Brittany's boyfriend and his family members left the house while she was sleeping. When Brittany's boyfriend returned that afternoon, he found a gruesome scene: Brittany had been savagely murdered.
Investigators later determined that Brittany had been sexually assaulted and beaten at some point between 8:30am and 3:30pm. An autopsy ruled that she had died from massive head trauma. The Wood County Sheriff's Department inevitably looked at Brittany's boyfriend and his family members when they began investigating her murder--and all of them were eventually cleared. All had solid alibis that were confirmed through both surveillance and cell phone pings.
Brittany's family members actually had another suspect in mind: a man named Chad Carr. Chad was dating Brittany's boyfriend's sister at the time of the murder. He also has quite a lengthy criminal record with prior charges for burglary, sexual assault, and assault with a deadly weapon. Chad has reportedly been investigated, but he has not been charged with anything related to the case. To this day, no one else has been labeled as a suspect or person of interest.
In the years that have passed since the murder, Brittany's family members have grown increasingly more frustrated with the investigators from Wood County Sheriff's Department. Various people have stated that the crime scene was mishandled and was possibly contaminated by law enforcement. In 2010, Brittany's sister Hope McGlone posted the following to a forum discussion about Brittany's case: "DNA results came back and we were told no one BUT Brittany's DNA was found. We were told whoever killed her was wrapped in saran wrap. I dont know how thats possible."
In 2019, Hope wrote to Wood County Monitor to express her family's frustrations about the lack of communication from investigators. She wrote that she and her family members feel that Brittany has been forgotten, and that the investigators lack sensitivity when family members reach out to inquire about the case. A petition has been started in hopes of encouraging investigators to make the case active again. If you are interested in signing the petition, please view it here.
If you have any information that could help solve Brittany's case, please call (903) 763-2274 to submit an anonymous tip.