Winston-Salem Police Department Cold Case Homicide Unit

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Isaiah Dejohn Brooks
Isaiah Dejohn Brooks


Cold Case Report Number 0606446

Victim: Isaiah Dejohn Brooks
Age: 13/Black Male
Location: 2512 Machine Street
Winston-Salem, NC 

Date of Incident/Death:  02-09-2006



Winston-Salem Police Officers were dispatched to 2512 Machine Street on an unknown trouble call. Upon arrival, officers located Isaiah Brooks (13 years of age) lying in the driveway of the residence. Isaiah was unresponsive and appeared to have suffered a head wound. Isaiah was transported to Baptist Hospital where he was pronounced dead.

In the months leading up to and the months following this incident, the surrounding residential area had been victim to numerous house breaking and larcenies. During this homicide investigation, it was discovered that the residence at 2512 Machine Street had been broken into and ransacked. Several items had been stolen as a result of this breaking. None of the stolen items were recovered.

Early leads in the case have been exhausted. Numerous items of evidence have been sent to the North Carolina State Bureau of Investigation for analysis over the course of the investigation. The most recent submittal of evidence in 2009 was sent for analysis using newly available DNA testing procedures that have not been offered in previous years.

This case has previously been aired on CrimeStoppers with limited information coming forward.

Crimestoppers has offered up to a $2,000 reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the person(s) responsible for this homicide.

Anyone with information regarding this homicide is requested to contact the Cold Case Homicide Unit by email or by calling the ‘TIPS’ line at 336-726-2039.


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