“The last thing she ever wanted was to be in that situation again,” said her brother, Brandon Smith.
Brandon Smith says he is upset that a neighbor of his, who also lives in the same house, had been in the house when his sister went missing.
“The next day, my sister came to me and said she’s feeling really bad.
She said, ‘I don’t feel good about what’s happened.’
And I said, you know what?
I know you didn’t mean it.
You didn’t do anything wrong.
You’re the victim here.
And I was like, why didn’t you say anything to me?
You could have stopped it.
Why didn’t somebody tell me about it?
Why didn’t someone call me?”
Brandon Smith said he knows his sister would have had no reason to stay at the home of the couple whose names have been bandied about for weeks.
The woman has been missing since May 25 and her family says they believe she was killed.
Her brother says that a neighbour, who has been in contact with them since the murder, says his wife was the one who called 911 and reported the disappearance.
“It’s not her.
It’s not my wife.
She didn’t call me,” said Brandon Smith, adding that the couple are now considering whether to seek a restraining order.”
There’s a lot of unanswered questions.
Why did it happen?
And I’m not sure the answers to those questions,” Brandon Smith said.
Brandon and his wife have been together since they were teens and have two daughters.
His mother, Barbara Haines, said she and Brandon have been through a lot together, including their daughter, now 4.
She has asked the public to not jump to conclusions.
“We’re not going to be satisfied until we know what happened,” Barbara Hainees said.