Parents say investigation into train victim’s death is ‘sluggish’
August 10, 2011
Parents of a Paso Robles man they believe was murdered said the city’s police investigation has been hampered by lack of resources and staff. [see the full report at KCCN.TV]
Bryan Brady was just hours into his 21st year when he was struck by a northbound Union Pacific freight train while lying unconscious between the rails in downtown Paso Robles. Details of the hours leading up to Brady’s July 31, 2010, death remain so sketchy that his parents have hired a private investigator to prod the official probe.
His mother, Kasi, said this week she believes her son was murdered, and she expressed concern that the Paso Robles Police Department’s growing staff deficiencies may be contributing to the investigation’s sluggish progress.
Paso Robles Police Lt. Tim Murphy demurred: “Bryan Brady’s death was thoroughly investigated by this department,” he wrote. “All information and leads were diligently pursued. There are no indications Mr. Brady’s death was criminal in nature; however, investigators are committed to further investigation of any new viable leads or information in this case.”