On the night of August 14, 2003, Jodi Brewer was dropped off at the Harbor Island Club Apartments, located at 307 E. Harmon Ave. That was the last time Jodi Brewer had been seen alive. Her mother, Pamela Brewer, filed a missing persons report with the Las Vegas Metro Police the following day. Police spoke with witnesses near the area at the time of Jodi’s disappearance. One witness claimed that Jodi had gotten into a white car with California license plates, according to a December 2003 article published in the Las Vegas Sun. Jodi wasn’t missing for long.
On August 29, 2003, Jodi Brewer’s remains were uncovered. A torso of a woman was found wrapped in plastic near the highway in San Bernadino County, California, 25-miles South of the Nevada-California Border. A further search by investigators uncovered a sheet near the I-15 offramp to Cima Road. She was identified by her tattoos — a hummingbird above her left breast and an “M” design on her lower back.
Up until Falls’ death, there were few leads in Jodi’s murder. The media had previously speculated that a truck driver had been working as a serial killer in the Las Vegas/Henderson, NV area, but no suspects had been established. A post found on a website for the National Organization of Parents of Murdered Children written by Mary Jane McCann says that she had spoken with Pamela after the Falls connection was made in her daughter’s case. The full post from the website is quoted below:
“After 12 Years, Jodi Marie Brewer’s Case Was Solved!
I was more than thrilled when I received the call from Pamela Brewer saying that her daughter’s murder had been solved. It truly made a difference in her life and healing. She feels that she has now gotten to a “new normal”. We all celebrate her
new life now and the following is what Pamela sent us:
Our daughter Jodi Marie Brewer was born November 26, 1983. She was a beautiful girl, born in Seattle, Washington. When she was two, we moved to Las Vegas. Her father, James, and I worked in the casino industry. Life was good. Her sister Jacqueline was born in 1990. Shortly thereafter, Jim was diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis. We had our last family vacation in Disneyland. Jodi was 18. Jacqui was 12. Jodi always liked hair and makeup. She enrolled in beauty college. After her first semester, she lost her grant. At the age of 18, she fell into prostitution. I didn’t want her on the streets, so we got an apartment together. Two weeks later her torso was found in a garbage bag on the side of the freeway in San Bernardino, California.
My life became a downward spiral. It took six months to get her remains back because they had to do DNA testing. I had to keep working. There was no closure and Jim was terminally ill. Jacquil attempted suicide a week before her father died. She was placed in foster care. I lost my union job of 17 years. I begged to go to rehab to no avail. I became homeless and lost everything we had. I did a role reversal. I had a breakdown and got into drugs and prostitution.
It’s been twelve years, but my PTSD says it was yesterday. I have turned my life around thanks to Jesus.
My daughter’s killer, Neal Falls, was killed a few months ago by a working girl he stalked from Oregon to West Virginia on a Craig’s List site. He was a serial killer and killed a dozen girls in four states. He had a list of others to kill next. After trying to strangle Heather, she managed to shoot him with his own gun. Thanks to her, this madness has stopped. The case made “America’s Most Wanted”. I was asked to go on the “Dr. Phil Show at the time it happened. I was a basket case. Finally, I have closure. I knew it would take a long time. I had no idea how long. I just thank God it is finally over.
I now live in Oregon with my daughter, Jacqueline, who struggles with drug addiction. I am working full time and I have a car. I go to church on Saturdays at the Seventh Day Adventist Church and once again, life is good.”
Pamela seems to accept the Neal Falls connection, but the question still remains as to whether or not it was Falls behind Jodi’s murder. Reports on Jodi’s case say that investigators questioned her boyfriend during their initial investigation into her disappearance and he was released. Jodi was known to work as an escort at times in order to make ends meet, but it is unclear as to whether or not she was dropped off at the Harbor Island Club Apartments in order to meet with a john or if there were other reasons for her to go to the apartment complex that evening. The only real solid lead is the white car the witness reported seeing Jodi leave in with California plates. If the witness’ report to the Las Vegas Metro Police is credible, then it’s a possibility that Neal Falls was in no way connected to Jodi’s murder.
That fact only leaves us with the burning question:
If not Falls, then who?