And … I keep hearing a bunch of noises outside of the door. What investigators learned next was jaw dropping. …There's no one who would've wanted to do that.". The defendant's DNA, Briana's DNA, and Sarah's DNA were all found on the pistol, Sarah, Briana and Maryann: "We stopped the cycle", California Privacy/Information We Collect. I mean there were bloody handprints everywhere, nobody came. …I immediately opened the door … So I skipped this house and came straight to this house and I immediately started banging on the door screaming for help. He was also convicted of assaulting Briana with a deadly weapon. Maryann: …good things about being a Marine wife are the friends, the stability. NCIS and JPD learned Willie Brown was a 33-year-old career criminal who lived in town with his mother and occasionally spent time at his girlfriend's house. … He didn't offer any answers as to some of the DNA questions. You guys got him." Over the next 14 months, there were a series of unsolved – and seemingly unrelated assaults. Maryann: And I'm like, "No, there's no gun." Special Agent Joshua Lawson Things were moving high speed. I was bleeding everywhere. She needed to take six weeks off without pay to care for her husband, a financial strain she wasn’t sure she could handle. You twist the hot water knob with your toes. … I really hated to see everybody like that because, I mean, we had a baby on the way. Special Agent Joshua Lawson: Let's go get him. Sarah: I just said that my house got broken into, and I was raped. What happened next would change everything about this investigation. D.A. The task force began working the leads on Briana and Sarah's cases. You leave unfolded laundry in piles because you cannot ask your mother how to grieve for a mother. …And it was a poem by Maya Angelou. On October 9, Agent Lawson went to search Willie Brown's girlfriend's house. Sarah, eight months pregnant, and her husband Andrew were expecting their first child. Sarah currently lives in Stafford with her husband, Brian, and three sons: John, 4; Michael, 3; and Andrew, 1. And that's how they get caught. Anthony Ramirez: And he came back and said… "Yeah. And it was about half an inch deep. Sarah: I just grabbed my keys, and ran out the door. Special Agent Joshua Lawson: He maintained his innocence. 1771 1771. …And then I just felt a smack across my face and it made my head turn 'cause it was so sharp. Special Agent Heather Powers: There was a huge concern by the Marine Corps. But you can still hear. She’s a stay-at-home mother who used to work in arts management, after earning a bachelor’s degree in dance and choreography from Virginia Commonwealth University and a master’s degree in arts management from Drexel University. He said, “I meant this for Eva if I died first, but she beat me to the punch.” Her death has gut punched all of you. He is my best friend. Maryann: I was at home with just my son … And it was, like, 3:00 a.m. …And I'm like, "No, I don't know who did this. Anthony Ramirez: We actually discovered two other cases for a fact that we knew Mr. Brown had been connected in. And then he assaulted me. Det. In her spare time, she enjoys writing and stand up comedy, as well as spending time with her husband… Nova Scotia, Canada. Ramirez. The three of you are new to life in the coastal mountains. In 2011, Sarah Koeppe was a young newlywed living in Hawaii with her new husband. Suddenly gasping in the soup aisle, unable to breathe, your sorrow brings tears but no violence. 13:36:46 I just found the first gas station and pulled in there, and jumped outta my car and ran in all bloody and bruised up … and said, "I need to call 911.". Maryann: We live in a military town where lots of wives cheat on their husbands. …He was in Afghanistan. She had been pistol whipped. That would later prove to be a crucial clue in bringing her attacker to justice. Lou Eliopulos | NCIS: He's looking at these homes. They told me that they had found my cell phone …. Sarah: I recognized him. …And he sat right behind me in the car while I drove to the ATM. Sarah: I was only … 18 when I got pregnant. "48 Hours: NCIS" is a series from the award-winning team behind "48 Hours." Sharon was a … She joins us to discuss her career amidst the pandemic and the importance of aligning yourself with projects that encourage people for the better and for God’s glory. …I wanted to do everything that I could to be part of him bein' caught. Det. Maryann: It was hard. …she was attacked in the middle of the night when she thought she was alone in the house. Special Agent Heather Powers: All of the sexual assaults happened off base and the Jacksonville Police Department has primary jurisdiction off base. Anthony Ramirez: Ultimately -- he was brought back to the station based off of the warrant that we had obtained-- for the use of Briana Murphy's credit card. And my instinct was … I can see the door was open, so I just rolled over as fast I can and I ran. Lou Eliopulos: When you have a case like this that occurs … you have no greater case to work and solve. …I look up and he's right there. Maryann: He asked me how much money I had. Michael Maultsby: They were lookin' to see if Willie Brown was in fact a suspect. In July of 2011, Maryann and her 2-year-old son were counting down the days to her husband's homecoming. But he … just grabbed my phone away from me. Anthony Ramirez|Jacksonville Police Department: He took good measures to make sure he didn't leave any physical evidence behind. Briana: And when they came back, everyone was confused. Maryann: He told me to go into my son's room and hug him for dear life. D.A. In this little house, your husband Enzo built the bathtub on risers so you could see the mountains through the window while you soak; the ridgeline lies between your feet, and the bathwater reflects the clouds so you are bathing in the sky. She began her writing career working under the mentorship of Pulitzer Prize winning Topanga author Al Martinez and the long running Topanga Writers Workshop that he led until 2015. Anthony Ramirez: It surprised me, quite frankly. …I needed to know that it was done … he couldn't hurt anybody else. Maryann: You have to fight for your story. Michael Maultsby: They were working about 12 alleged sexual assaults. Interment will Det. …But my son's at home. Special Agent Heather Powers: It wasn't until later on when we determined that we had potentially serial rapist on the street. We don't have a gun in the house.". Maryann: They followed me out to the house. But I had nothing to do with this.". …Sarah also reported … that part of a trigger mechanism broke off and was lodged in her clothing. Anthony Ramirez: He was a janitor on base. …he deploys for seven months at a time. Det. Sarah: What helped me get better to this day is that I had a daughter and I didn't want to be a mom, you know, that was depressive. Special Agent Heather Powers: So NCIS and JPD decided to create a task force to look at all the other cases. 48 Hours. Michael Maultsby: There were several pieces of evidence that were important to this case …  this sweatshirt was found from the residence of the defendant's girlfriend … Sarah's DNA was found on this, as well as the defendant's. And he said, "Well, you can leave him.". Get current address, cell phone number, email address, relatives, friends and a lot more. And I had to verify if those pictures were mine. Sarah: When he was done with that … he put the gun up to my head … And he said he was gonna shoot me in the head. …I actually told him my credit card was in my car … we didn't have weapons in the house. …we were searching his bedroom and found … a coffee can … that had things that he had taken … from different victims. …And I heard, like, footsteps….The door opened. And I just remember, like, pretty much, droppin', and cryin', and huggin' everybody. Investigators picked Brown up for a traffic violation as he was leaving the base. Find Sarah Lejeune for free! Special Agent Joshua Lawson | NCIS: I received a phone call from my supervisor saying that there was some incidents that occurred in Jacksonville. But the memory of Brown's reign of terror is never far away. Sarah: I saw a man in … the entryway to my bedroom. Sarah: I don't sleep because it still comes to me a lot at night. …He turned my mirror so I couldn't see behind me. But I knew deep inside she was going through so many emotions. That morning, her husband left for work sometime after 5 a.m. Sarah: And my husband got picked up for work, and I kinda just drifted back to sleep. The link that connected the cases together came when Briana Murphy was shaken awake by an intruder shortly after 1 a.m. Briana still lives in the house where she was attacked. The attacker had vanished, taking Briana's wallet with all her credit cards. Sarah: That day, when it first happened, I remembered everything about him. Briana: And I just immediately rolled over and I ran, like, as fast as I could. Special Agent Joshua Lawson: We looked into the closet….up on top of a shelf, there was a shoebox. Anthony Ramirez: …we actually had … executed a search warrant … to Mr. Brown's mother's residence. …The first detective kept trying to tell me that I could change my story whenever I wanted … he thought that I was makin' it up. But even with all this evidence, could NCIS and Jacksonville Police get a conviction? NCIS and Jacksonville police were determined there would be no other victims. …I remember him havin' … a bandana over his face, like coverin' his nose so I could only see his eyes. But each day gets better for these brave women. D.A. So I know I can't do anything yet. Anthony Ramirez: He said that he was … sexually assaulted or molested as a child -- and that's why he couldn't carry out these acts. Willie Brown was arrested on Sept.15, 2012, for the crimes he committed against Briana. The house was empty. At the hospital, Sarah learned the fate of her unborn baby. Det. Among the people they spoke with was a woman we will call Carla. You understand at last how to remove a stain, tell a white lie with just the right measure of truth, or forgive a friend just because she is a friend. …He had three prior felony convictions and several misdemeanor convictions. ..I've been a prosecutor for 25 years … I can tell you, there are no slam-dunk cases. Det. Michael Maultsby: The defendant's DNA, Briana's DNA, and Sarah's DNA were all found on this item. You think the mountain looks like a woman sleeping in peaceful abandon. Sarah: I think I was more scared for my baby's life. …I didn't have any doubts. While in New Orleans, Brother Voodoo is visited by Loralee Tate … I'm like, "There's no gun. Special Agent Joshua Lawson: … the Kangaroo Gas Station had really good surveillance. Besides the cash, the masked intruder fled with Maryann's cell phone. D.A. First, she was a size 8 then she looks like a size 14 by the end of the movie she is a size 20. I was trying to hit him with my phone ... blocked that and threw the phone out of my hand. Anthony Ramirez: I think she was very strong … the suspect was, obviously-- very aggressive. Carla had been raped at her home on May 17, 2012, the perpetrator had a similar M.O. I had to go through the rain to get to the rainbow … that's the way I see it. He got picked up for work and I kinda drifted back to sleep. The first time you stood in this kitchen Sophie said, “That mountain looks like the an old horse.” Your daughter traced the silhouette on the glass, neck down to graze, back ridden by the rising sun. Anthony Ramirez: We spent six months in a private room where we were able to set up kind of shop. Briana: [cries] I knew it wasn't right. Her first book Lucky Dog: How Being a Veterinarian Saved my Life, was published by the House of Anansi Press in 2014. …he said, "Well, you can get it from a ATM." Carla turned over an airsoft pistol. Maryann: I was dialing my friend and going to go get my baseball bat. Anthony Ramirez: We went back a two-year time span … to … see if there was any connection … as far as with and physical evidence or any … just general circumstances that were similar. …he …forced me on the bed and he had me get down on my hands and knees … and he raped me the first time. Sarah: NCIS and JPD … came to my house … in a big black Escalade and told me that they had made an arrest. A media spokesperson for Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center has confirmed that Sarah Harris, 29, of Greensboro, died Thursday. Special Agent Heather Powers | NCIS: NCIS is a multi-faceted agency. Then to find she has lost weight and her life is now complete- husband and kids aside. Maryann: …my son's in the other room. Maryann: …right after the shower. And then when we found out he was deploying again, I was like, "we are moving on base. Anthony Ramirez: It's probably 10 minutes away from Briana's house. 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