Steven Carrington, the stepfather of Teketria Buggs whose body was found earlier this week in the Brazos River, has confessed to the killing of Cory Brooks. Corey Brooks has been missing since 1998.
There’s new information about a seven year old missing persons case in Fort Bend County. Investigators say Steven Carrington has confessed to killing Corey Brooks, missing since 1998. Carrington is the stepfather of Teketria Buggs, whose body was found earlier this week.
Not only is Carrington under investigation for Brooks’ death, investigators are also questioning him about Buggs’ death, too.
Corey’s mother Caroline Brooks said, that Corey and Steven Carrington were cousins living together in Fort Bend County town of Orchard when Corey disappeared. Steven Carrington at first in helping look for Corey Brooks and then it all changed.
At first she never suspected Carrington, saying he helped in the desperate search for her son.
She said, “He rode with us in the car to put up flyers for my son. And then I got an anonymous call saying the flyers we were putting up, he was pulling down.”
Caroline says she passed that information on to investigators, but no charges were ever brought against Carrington back in 1998.
Corey Brooks was last seen in the Fort Bend County town of Orchard and as coincidence would have it this was also the last place that 12-year-old Teketria Buggs was as well. Teketria Buggs was found by searchers in the Brazos River last. Coincidence?
Corey Brooks was last seen in the Fort Bend County town of Orchard — as was 12-year-old Teketria Buggs, Carrington’s stepdaughter, who was last seen a few weeks ago. On Thursday searchers found her body in the Brazos River. Now detectives say Carrington, a suspect in the young girl’s death, has confessed to killing Brooks.
All of these revelations transpire as students and classmates of Teketria Buggs mourn her loss.
(Update) FortBendNow: Stepfather Of Missing Girl Confesses He Killed Corey Brooks
Steven Carrington, stepfather of a 12-year-old Orchard girl whose body was recovered last week, has confessed to the 1998 killing of Corey Brooks, sources confirmed Sunday.
Unfortunately history was destined to repeat itself. To date, Corey Brooks’ body has never been recovered. Carolyn Brooks, Corey’s mother, had long thought that Carrington was responsible for her son’s death.
“That place is a murdering headquarters,” Carolyn Brooks said of the Johnson Road property in an interview earlier this month. “I know they killed my son there.”
She said she has gathered information over the years that leads her to believe her son got into an argument over a girlfriend, that he was shot to death by one person, and that several others helped dispose of the body.
At this time, Carrington has not confessed to the murder of Teketria (Teeky) Buggs nor been charged.
Brooks, 21 at the time of his death, lived on Johnson Road just east of Orchard – the same property where Teketria Buggs lived, and from which she was reported missing Dec. 3. Brooks was last seen at a family reunion, some seven years ago.
Fort Bend County investigators arrested Carrington Dec. 5, while the search for his missing stepdaughter, Teketria, got under way, on unrelated charges of failure to appear in court. He has been in the county jail since.
Brooks’ mother, Carolyn Brooks of Rosenberg, said a Fort Bend County Sheriff’s detective told her on Saturday that Carrington had confessed to her son’s killing. Corey Brooks