[UPDATED with Victim I.D., Arraignment:] Arias Dolores Fagan, OC Homicide No. 1: Parolee Ean Keith Brown Held for Her Murder

Categories: 2012 Homicides
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UPDATE, JAN. 10, 9:56 A.M.: Third-strike parolee Ean Keith Brown is scheduled to be arraigned in Santa Ana this morning for the strangulation murder of Dolores "Arias" Arias Dolores Fagan, who was visiting relatives who live in the same Huntington Beach neighborhood as the defendant when she went missing and later turned up dead in his RV.

The 38-year-old could get 85 years to life in state prison if he is convicted of the charges filed against him.

Fagan was last seen leaving the family home at 5 p.m. Friday. Brown, who was recently released from state prison and is on parole for burglary, was living in the RV parked in the driveway of his parent's home on Danbury Circle. He is accused of strangling Fagan, wrapping her dead body in a blanket and leaving her in the RV before leading a police chase that ended at the Nevada border Sunday afternoon.

His parents actually provided the tip that led to their son's arrest. They became suspicious about what had happened inside the RV and asked Huntington Beach Police to investigate. Upon discovering Fagan's body, a manhunt was launched for Brown, who California Highway Patrol officers stopped on Interstate 15.

He is now charged with one felony count of murder and sentencing enhancements for two prior strike convictions and serious felony priors for second degree robbery in 1995 and burglary in 2008. Senior Deputy District Attorney Sonia Balleste of the Homicide Unit will ask that Brown's bail be set at $1 million at this morning's arraignment.

ORIGINAL POST, JAN. 9, 6:49 P.M.: A 38-year-old man who was recently released from prison was stopped after a police chase on the 15 freeway that ended just short of the Nevada border Sunday afternoon and arrested on murder charges related to the body of a 21-year-old woman being found four hours earlier in a Huntington Beach recreational vehicle he had been living in.

Ean Keith Brown was booked on suspicion of murder and violation of his parole and held without bail in the Huntington Beach city jail.

Huntington Beach Police received a report about 12:10 p.m. Sunday of a possible dead body in an RV parked in the driveway of a home in the 8300 block of Danbury Circle. According to the department's Facebook page, the residents there confirmed a body was in the RV, that Brown was their son and that he had been living in the RV.

Brown had recently been released from prison and was on parole, note Huntington Beach Police, who began a manhunt that culminated with the California Highway Patrol and San Bernardino County Sheriff's Department beginning a vehicle pursuit around 4 p.m. Sunday.

The CHP managed to stop the vehicle in the northbound lanes of the 15, and the driver was identified as Brown, who was then turned over to Huntington Beach Police detectives.

The name of the deceased, a Huntington Beach resident, is not being released pending notification of her next of kin. The manner in which she died has not been divulged due to the ongoing investigation. An autopsy was to be performed Monday. Police do say Brown and the victim knew one another.

Meanwhile, the Orange County Register reportedly cites court records that indicate a man with the same name and date of birth as Brown pleaded guilty: in 1995 to one felony count of second-degree attempted robbery; in 1999 to one felony count of unlawful taking of a vehicle and was sentenced to 16 months in state prison; in 2006 to one felony count of possession of a controlled substance and was sentenced to three years probation and 270 days in jail; and in 2009 to one felony count of first-degree burglary and was sentenced to two years in state prison.


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Tcoomey
Tcoomey

He deserves a public disembowlment

Squaw
Squaw

I so hate this and him, This is not fair, she deserved her chance,she made so many people laugh, she loved animals and she loved life.She loved her family. She always stuck up for the underdog, she didnt have this coming. Now look at the pain one person can create, pain that never goes away. He may be in Jail but he belongs in hell, burning.

Olivia3773
Olivia3773

My heart is broken for Sally and her family. I just don't know what I would do if this happened to my daughter!

Tcoomey
Tcoomey

If you dont kill for capital gain you only get 15 to life but put a dollar sign on it and they will put you to death. Our wonderful goverment.

MichaelStoneWilson
MichaelStoneWilson

Arias was one of my best friends sense the day I met her from my ex fiance Ashleigh Brassington. She always made it clear that she loved us and was there for anything we needed... And for that i will never forget you!!!

I LOVE YOU ARIAS!!! RIP

Rosiedog2
Rosiedog2

My lil sister. I will never understand how someone could take her life. she Is so loved and missed. Love you Arias. I miss you. Justice will be served honey.

MissesDAF
MissesDAF

Knew the young girl. So horrible. My heart goes out to the family

Orange County Resident
Orange County Resident

WHY was this sick devient allowed to walk our streets is my question?  A life, a wonderful young woman whom I am proud to say I knew, is gone becuase the justice system has once again FAILED. A mother has lost her only daughter, at 21 years old.  The pain this family is enduring all because the system failed, is just wrong. Yes, he was caught, and that is good news. BUT help for the family - who is going to step up and do that I wonder

God be with you Arias honey

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Matthew T. Coker
Matthew T. Coker

Thank you all for letting me know the correct order of Arias' name.

Hblbz
Hblbz

I agree. If you are going to report the news please make sure to use her correct name.

ARIAS FAGAN

Michelle

Irelynd
Irelynd

You need to correct her name.

Her name is Arias Dolores Fagan,not Dolores 'Arias' Fagan.

Thank You...a friend,Michelle S.

Tcoomey
Tcoomey

They did Sally, they corrected her name, people are to caught up to remember whats really important. She was a beautiful girl lots of energy and love he deserves the gas chamber

posey
posey

you mean important things like functional punctuation skills? "She was a beautiful girl lots of energy and love he deserves"......????!!!!!!!!common sense implies what, hopefully, you meant to say; but the irony of your potcalling their kettle black is hypocritical.   periods do matter more than once a month!

Sallyforfsakes
Sallyforfsakes

THE CORRECT WAY TO SPELL MY DAUGHTERS NAME IS ARIAS DOLORES FAGAN

anon friend
anon friend

Rest in Peace Arias, I went to school with her for many many years. Such a tragedy. This can happen to ANYONE. Always take that extra step to be aware of your surroundings; life is so short and precious...Never take it for granted and always remember to say I love you as tomorrow is never promised. My condolances go out to family and friends. May God be with you Arias!

Joanne Kennedy
Joanne Kennedy

I am so sorry that this happened to your beautiful daughter.  I am a friend of Don and Michelle's and have kept all of you in my prayers.  If there is ANYTHING I can do to help please let me know.

Marknkcjones
Marknkcjones

Michelle and Don we are here for you. Me( Michelle and Mark  are here for you! You guys rock! Arias will always hold a special place in our hearts. She will be remembered for her free spirit and loving smile. Love You Forever!

OCLocal
OCLocal

Ronnie loved her very much. She is now your angel with her Dad in heaven.

Marie dufour
Marie dufour

Sally, JP and I are so very sorry and sad to hear this terrible news. Our thoughts are with you, Johnny and Asa in this awful moment.

Joe you Know
Joe you Know

I know Mitch, "But he looks Mexican"..........

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Briansays
Briansays

paroleeanother one no doubt thanks to the federal 9th circuit forcing the early release more concerned about overcrowding than public safety

Tcoomey
Tcoomey

thats because the stock goes up with PIA industries, so they just put everyone in and call it good. When they should utilize the prison system for what it was made for and the gas chamber for this bastard

Bill T.
Bill T.

Californians have decided they shouldn't have to pay taxes, hence no revenue to expand facilities to hold them.

Joanne Kennedy
Joanne Kennedy

This guy is evil and should never see the light of day again.

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