Above are photos of Jason Derek Brown, keep in mind, these photos were taken prior to the murder and one of the last CONFIRMED sightings claimed Brown looks different, with longer hair similar to the age-progressed photo below.

jason-derek-brown-wanted-fbiAge progressed photo showing what Jason Brown may look like at 43 years old.

Charges
  • Unlawful Flight to Avoid Prosecution
  • First Degree Murder
  • Armed Robbery
Alias Jason D. Brown
Derek Brown
Greg Johnson
Harline Johnson
Greg Harline Johnson
John Brown
Jay Brown

Authorities having been searching for Jason Derek Brown, 43, who has been on the run since late 2004 when he shot an armored car guard and fled with stolen money in Phoenix, Arizona, right outside of a Phoenix movie theater.

Immediately after being named the suspect in the homicide, Brown fled Phoenix and went to Henderson, Nevada and later travelled to Las Vegas. While there, he had swapped his BMW for a black Escalade. In January, 2005, authorities found Brown’s Cadillac Escalade abandoned in the parking lot of Portland International Airport in Oregon.

The one-time Salt Lake City resident and Laguna Beach native who attended Laguna Beach High School, could now be taking advantage of Mormon church members to stay hidden from public view, the FBI’s lead agent on the case said.

Although Brown is described as a ‘show off’ who likes to party, authorities believe he could be hiding among the Mormon and say he is a ‘skilled liar’ who has a ‘surfer dude’  appearance and a common name which could help him easily blend in among a crowd. He also speaks fluent French and is a former Mormon who once served LDS mission in France.

On December 8, 2007, three years after his first degree murder charge, Brown was listed on FBI’s Most Wanted List as the 489th Most Wanted fugitive and FBI has been looking for him ever since. It’s now 2013 and the Federal Bureau of Investigation has now upgraded him to FBI’s Top 10 Most Wanted Fugitives.

In 2005, less than one year after the murder, authorities received over 200 leads with the majority of leads being outside of Arizona, even some possible sightings in Canada. Most of the sightings haven’t been confirmed however, if it is then he could be on the move in any state.

The most recent confirmed sighting was in August 2008, when an acquaintance of Brown recognized him while they were stopped at a traffic light near Hogle Zoo in Salt Lake City. Their mutual recognition prompted Brown to drive through the stoplight. Aware that Brown was a fugitive, the witness informed police of the sighting. According to him, Brown had longer hair and a deeper tan than in the 2004 photograph of his wanted poster. Brown is considered armed and extremely dangerous and those with a possible sighting should contact police immediately and avoid confronting Brown themself.

Date(s) of Birth Used: 
July 1, 1969;
January 17, 1971
Place of Birth: California
Height: 5’10”
Weight: 170 to 180 pounds
Build: Medium
Occupation: 
Golf Equipment Importer
Hair: Blond
Eyes: Green
Complexion: Light / Fair
Sex: Male
Race: White
Nationality: American
Possible Location(s): Brown has ties to California, Arizona, and Utah. In the past, he has traveled to France and Mexico. Additionally, he may be in the possession of a Glock 9mm and a .45 caliber handgun. 

Personality: Brown speaks fluent French and has a Master’s Degree in International Business. He is an avid golfer, snowboarder, skier, and dirt biker. Brown enjoys being the center of attention and has been known to frequent nightclubs where he enjoys showing off his high-priced vehicles, boats, and other toys. Brown was a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, and completed his Mormon mission near Paris, France.

There is a $100,000 reward for information leading to the capture of Jason D. Brown.

If you have any information regarding this case you’re asked to please contact:
FBI’s Toll-Free Tipline at 1-800-CALL-FBI
Your local Police and FBI office or the nearest American Embassy or Consulate. You can also leave a tip on http://www.fbi.gov/

For a description of Brown and additional age enhanced photos, please click here.
Click Dailymail for a November 26, 2012 update regarding this case.
Brown’s case was featured on America’s Most Wanted with the latest airing on April 20, 2012 — Jason Derek Brown WIKI – Click the Wiki link for before and after information on Brown.
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Comments
  1. Natalie says:

    Judging by the numerous photos of this guy online and the selection of vehicles he uses which are common fto Private investigators, one could assume that he may have found a perfect job using a false identity and false identification with a private investigation
    firm/s as a dummy. ( I don’t know the real term for guys who are employed to check on cheating spouses, types of guys women get interested in etc. ) It would support his lifestyle, provide fake names to go by, and who would suspect?

  2. me says:

    The article kind of “implies” the mormons are hiding this guy. This is high profile and mormons know alot about this guy and we’re not a “gang” or ethnic minority who even knowing someone is a murderer aren’t going to hide or cover for a killer- I know about him because I am mormon so I paid attention to it, he’s my age, and always has looked familiar to me. I called in once because I thought I saw him or someone looked just like him and the age was about 40ish at a gas station in pheonix in 2009/2010. He was impeccably dressed – hair was cut short, he was obviously nervous that I was looking at him and it made me nervous – and he was in a BMW or mercedes sports car that was very low profile and shiny immaculate from the outside. I hurried and got my gas then tried to get a license number. He blocked the back one, and I treid to drive around to the front but there wasn’t one and he was clearly watching me. He hurried and go in his car as I was driving off but that’s the last. I called it in that day. Face and clothes looked a lot like the pictures – hair was normal for a man our age and cut real short.

    I got to thinking that a guy who would think he was so much “smarter” and he is in a way as he’s out there still, would after all of this use his whits to stay near the scene of the crime now because they would think he’s “running” and have seen him elsewhere and would never consider he would stay here or come back here. Did they get any DNA off of anything?

  3. Jeff martin says:

    This guy is evil and scary smart combined with criminal know how. Somebody knows he is wanted and is silent. Brown executed a human being for not even that much money, so he has supported himself for a long time on his wits…and his family who are contributing to his support. Repeat..his family is supporting him and withholding information on his location.

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