Killing of Alonza Brooks Jr. in Texas in 1946


Case summary

Alonza Brooks, Jr., age 25, a veteran, was killed in 1946 by unknown persons in Marshall, Harrison County, Texas. Three days after driving off to visit friends, his body was found in the woods with blows to the neck and evidence of strangling. Richard F. Gordon, 31, also a veteran, was lynched at the same time. It is unclear if the two deaths are related.


Date of incident: 1946-08-13
Location: Marshall, Harrison County, Texas
Location type: private space - agricultural or industrial
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Dallas 44-89

Houston 44-55

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