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Episode 145: Brandon Rosecrans update

Episode 145: Brandon Rosecrans update

Update: 2022-08-01


This week's story is an update to episode 40 of the Catch my Killer podcast. In that episode I interviewed Thomas Berg, who is the father of a 27-year-old soldier named Brandon Rosecrans who was murdered on May 18, 2020 in Harker Heights, Texas. While stationed at Fort Hood, Texas, Brandon had befriended a couple who murdered Brandon, dumped his body alongside a road and then set his Jeep on Fire. In this episode, Brandon’s father provides the latest update on his son’s homicide.

For this week’s episode I spoke to Thomas Berg, who is the father of a murdered soldier named Brandon Rosecrans. The Harker Heights Police Department had concluded that Brandon died from a gunshot wound and his death was ruled a homicide.

On May 18, 2020, at 10 am, local police officers were dispatched to the 2100 block of Fuller Lane in Harker Heights Texas where Pfc. Brandon Scott Rosecrans was found dead. Moments later, firefighters and police were sent to a vehicle fire in Evergreen Estates, near the 1500 block of FM 2410 and Cedar Knob Road. The burning vehicle was Brandon Rosecrans's 2016 Orange Jeep Renegade.

When I originally posted Brandon’s story in episode 40, there were no arrests made in Brandon’s death. Since my original interview with Brandon’s father, there have been developments in this case. A couple who befriended Brandon have been identified as his killers. The couple has been identified as Brandon Olivera and Estrellita “Star” Falcon.

According to law enforcement, Olivares changed his story several times. Estrellita “Star” Falcon was sentenced to 19 months for unauthorized use of a vehicle. She has not been charged with killing Brandon Rosecrans. Brandon Oliveras, who shot Rosecrans to death is scheduled for trial sometime in December 2022.

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Episode 145: Brandon Rosecrans update

Episode 145: Brandon Rosecrans update

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