'Sister Wives' Star Janelle Brown Breaks Silence On Son Garrison's Death

'Sister Wives' Janelle Brown Tried To Check On Son Before His Death

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By Afouda Bamidele on March 6, 2024 at 4:00 PM EST

Garrison Brown, the late son of Janelle and Kody Brown, reportedly got his mother worried about his well-being before his tragic demise on Tuesday.

The "Sister Wives" star's fourth child reportedly sent a concerning text message that had her scrambling to find someone to check on him. Unfortunately, Garrison had taken his own life with a handgun before those close to him noticed something was wrong.

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Janelle Brown Reached Out To Garrison Following His Final Text Messages

Following the confirmation of Garrison's death by suicide on Tuesday, authorities reached out to Janelle and described their conversation in a police report. Cops explained the mother of six last communicated with her son after he sent troubling text messages a day prior.

Janelle told authorities her son had texted ominous words to a group of people the Brown family works with, presumably those linked to their reality TV show. Per the police report, his final message to them read:

"I want to hate you for sharing the good times. But I can't. I miss these days."

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It appears Garrison did not include his mother in the group; however, she caught wind of his concerning message and immediately reached out to her son. In her conversation with authorities, Janelle noted she texted the deceased, and they had a brief discussion for a few minutes before he stopped responding.

His unresponsiveness sent the alarm bells ringing in Jenelle's head, and she implored her other children to check on their brother. Her fifth child, Gabriel, offered to do a wellness check on Garrison in Flagstaff, but it was too late when he arrived.

Surprisingly, Garrison's three roommates were unaware of his death. In their interview with authorities, some of them claimed they heard a pop sound on Monday night, but they didn't believe it was a gunshot.

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To make matters worse, no one thought to check on Garrison or find out what caused the sound. They remained oblivious to their roommate's death until Gabriel arrived and discovered his older brother's lifeless body with a handgun.

The shocked sibling immediately called 911, and that was the moment Garrison's roommates realized he had taken his own life. The trio claimed the deceased struggled with alcohol, while Gabriel stressed he was unaware of his older brother's issues, per TMZ.

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Gabriel explained that Garrison seemed to be doing okay, noting he had recently gotten a new job at a medical facility. Meanwhile, Janelle told authorities her late son was estranged from his father, Kody, but it is unclear how or if this strained relationship influenced his demise.

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Janelle Brown Addressed Son's Death In Heartbreaking Tribute

A grief-stricken Janelle confirmed the heartbreaking news of her son's death on Instagram, sharing a poignant tribute filled with the pain of her loss. She dropped two pictures of Garrison, one in his military attire while the other showed him outdoors.

She captioned the post with a joint statement from her ex-husband and herself, writing: "Kody and I are deeply saddened to announce the loss of our beautiful boy Robert Garrison Brown. He was a bright spot in the lives of all who knew him."

The reality TV star noted that Garrison's death "will leave such a big hole in our lives that it takes our breath away." She concluded the poignant statement with a plea for privacy, imploring fans to respect the Brown family and join them in honoring her late son's memory.

Garrison regularly appeared on his parents' hit reality show "Sister Wives" since 2010. However, his appearance significantly reduced before he joined the National Guard and moved out of the family's house in Utah during the COVID-19 pandemic.

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