Jones County murder victim's father says she was 'beat somethin’ awful'

Sissy Brigham (Courtesy: Brigham family)

The father of the woman murdered near Hamlin said his daughter was "beat somethin’ awful."

James Brigham said he came home Friday afternoon and found his 66-year-old daughter, Alice -- who they called Sissy -- lying on the floor.

He said Sissy had a history of strokes, so he thought she had another one, fell and hit her head.

James said when he asked her what happened, Sissy said 'Oh, he beat me Daddy."

Sissy identified her attacker as Mitchel Glen Butler, 39, according to James.

A warrant has been issued for Butler's arrest.

“She couldn’t see us or nothing, but she could hear us and talk to us," James said.

Sissy was transported from the home on CR 130 to Hamlin Memorial Hospital where she died.

Sheriff Greg Arnwine would not yet release details on the murder weapon or why Butler was at the home.

“She was a wonderful girl. Of course, she’s my daughter and I’ll always tell you that," James said. "(Tearing up) But, I wouldn’t be the only one to tell you that.”

The Texas Rangers are coming back to the house on Monday to continue the investigation, according to James.

If you have information about the case or know where to find Butler, you are asked to call the Jones County Sheriff’s Office at 325-823-3201.

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