The private investigation community is mourning the loss of one of its own. Arthur “Greg” Brown, the owner of Argus Investigative Services in Harrisonburg, Virginia, was fatally shot and found in the trunk of his car parked at the Valley Mall in Harrisonburg. Brown was the son of, now deceased, Bob Brown of Robert H. Brown Private Investigation founded in Bradenton, Florida in 1968; Greg basically grew up in the investigation profession.
Chuck Chambers of Chambers’ Investigations, also in Bradenton, is quoted as saying about Greg, “[Greg] was a quiet fellow with a very mild personality. He always had a smile. He had these remarkable green eyes, which were his most distinctive feature. You would expect a guy 6-foot-3 to be loud and bodacious, but he was not. He was a good man who was very religious.” When he left Bradenton, Greg became a preacher before starting his own private investigation agency. Chambers has indicated that Greg was embroiled in the investigation of a marital infidelity case at the time of his death.
The primary suspect in Greg Brown’s murder is Ali Abid, a 49 year old immigrant from Iraq. Abid, who resides in Weyers Cave, VA, is thought to be the last person to have had contact with Greg. Harrisonburg Police believe that he has fled the area. It should be noted that Abid has a concealed firearm license, so he is assumed to be armed.
Our thoughts and prayers are with the family and friends of Greg Brown during this difficult time.
You Can Help: Anyone with information on Ali Abid’s whereabouts is asked to contact Crime Solvers at (540) 574-5050.