COLTON BRANDT TURNER – BODY LOCATED, CHARGES PENDING – CCA0160 – UPDATED 09.17.2014

COLTON BRANDT TURNER – BODY LOCATED AND MURDER CHARGES PENDING

Colton Brandt Turner

Colton Brandt Turner

Colton Brandt Turner

Colton Brandt Turner

I came across Colton’s case a while ago, and started researching it for an article to post for you all.  Sadly, in between the time I came across Colton’s case and the time it has taken to pull everything together, this little man’s body was located, and my heart broken.  I suppose I was holding onto a sliver of hope that Colton would be found alive.  That hope is gone – but justice has not been served.  So I am ready to fight for this angel, to be the voice he never had, to share his story.

Colton Brandt Turner

Colton Brandt Turner

Colton Brandt Turner was a beautiful little boy with a smile that lit up the room.  Tragically though, he was surrounded by people that shouldn’t be caring for a puppy, let alone a beautiful little boy.

Meagan Work

Meagan Work

Colton’s mother, Meagan Rena Work, has a long history with police and is far from a stellar human being.  In June of 2012, Work was charged with animal abuse which she plead guilty to after a horse tied to a tree became tangled in its lead and suffocated.  In May of 2013, Work was charged with assault causing bodily injury after a bar fight with another woman.  In January of 2014, a misdemeanor charge was filed against Work for possession/delivery of drug paraphernalia.  Right before her arrest for charges involving Colton, Work posted on her FB that she was pregnant and had a doctor’s appointment to see the baby, that has yet to be confirmed or denied.

Colton Brandt Turner and Meagan Work

Colton Brandt Turner and Meagan Work

Also on Work’s FB page was her ‘About’ section that shows some real colors shining through, and they aren’t good colors as far as I am concerned.  She wrote:

“My name is Meagan; DUH! :))
I have a absolutly perfect an beautiful son named Colton Brandt Pelfrey.I would do anything for him in a heartbeat, there’s not on person that comes before him!
I love few and trust fewer.
Fuck the haterz, and girls

I’m country, i have lived my life on
the safe side an i’m ready to strat livin on the edge!
I like campin, fishin, partyin an barrel racin.
I’m startin fresh on life an the people in it, today is a new day an i want nothing to do with the past.
I dont smoke cigs, i lowered on my weed a lil.. still workin on that part and i will defintly drink if you give me a beer an a sober driver

I loovvee country boys who know how to take care of a country girl.
Screw prince charming i want a man in wrangler jeans, cowboy boots an a cowboy hat.

Country music an camo is my life!
Talk shit about my son, an your ass is mine! I like a lil scuffle. (; I’m a great friend but a real bad enemy. Get to know me.

Yeah ……

Michael Brandt Turner

Michael Brandt Turner

Work’s boyfriend, Michael Brandt Turner, is also a waste of skin.  He has a criminal history a mile long including charges of animal cruelty, theft, assault, public intoxication, burglary and bail jumping.  Quite the father figure for Colton now isn’t he.

Colton’s biological father, Brandon Lee Pelfrey, is also very acquainted with the law.  In 2011, Pelfrey was sentenced to 4 years in prison after pleading guilty to assaulting a mentally disabled teen with four other men.  Not a good guy, Pelfrey however, never hurt his son.

Brandon Pelfrey

Brandon Pelfrey

Pelfrey and his family stated that Work had recently been a no show to a meeting with CPS, and in fact had a history concerning Colton with CPS.  It gets even more troublesome for me.  Pelfrey has been searching for his son since he last saw him in May.  When he contacted police, he was told that it was a non-emergency and was not provided ANY assistance.  He continued trying to persuade police to get involved, his concern for his son very evident, and warranted.

Colton Brandt Turner and Brandon Pelfrey

Colton Brandt Turner and Brandon Pelfrey

Colton Brandt Turner and  Brandon Pelfrey

Colton Brandt Turner and Brandon Pelfrey

Pelfrey also went to the National Center For Missing And Exploited Children, but without a police report, the NCMEC would not get involved.  This man tracked down friends and acquaintances of Work and Turner hoping to receive any piece of information, to no avail.  It was not until the photos of Colton’s injuries were sent to Pelfrey that police took action.

Colton Brandt Turner

Colton Brandt Turner

Police began searching for Colton after they received a call from Brianna Spieldenner, who was concerned with Colton’s well-being.  Spieldenner provided police with photos of Colton with “severe bruising to his back and left side of his head in various stages of healing which suggested continued abuse.”, which she obtained after Colton’s father posted them to his FB page.

Colton Brandt Turner and Brandon Pelfrey

Colton Brandt Turner and Brandon Pelfrey

The last time anyone saw Colton besides his mother, was the fourth of July.  Police quickly located Work outside a Cedar Park home, homeless and living in the same truck she and Colton lived in before his death.  The truth of what happened to Colton quickly began to unveil itself, and the worst possible outcome imaginable became a reality.

Colton Brandt Turner

Colton Brandt Turner

Work and Turner gave the police multiple, inconsistent stories regarding Colton’s whereabouts.  Work first told police that Colton was with friends in east Texas.  When the friend, Lorri Hatfield, was contacted, she told authorities Work told her Colton was with family in east Texas.

Colton Brandt Turner

Colton Brandt Turner

When that was quickly found to be untrue and investigators confronted Work with the lie, she next claimed that Colton had been kidnapped from her vehicle, the alleged kidnappers taking Colton, a purple blanket and Work’s wallet.  The more investigators questioned Work about the kidnapping, the more inconsistencies she told with the story.  When the kidnapping story seemed to be a lost cause, Work then claimed she gave Colton to a couple she met at a fast-food restaurant, but she could not provide a description of the couple.

Meagan Work

Meagan Work

Michael Brandt Turner

Michael Brandt Turner

Turner, who was in jail on a probation violation, initially provided law enforcement with the same fast-food restaurant story as Work, but then admitted that Colton was dead and buried in the Austin area.

The search for Colton Brandt Turner

The search for Colton Brandt Turner

After Turner admitted that Colton was deceased, police again questioned Work who repeated the fast-food restaurant story yet again before finally admitting that Colton was dead.  Work told authorities that Colton began having seizures and difficulty breathing on July 6 after hitting his head on a motel room air conditioner.  She stated that Colton was unable to walk and was acting funny after the fall.  Claiming that she and Turner feared they would get in trouble if they brought Colton to the hospital, they instead returned to the hotel room where they were staying and tried to treat Colton themselves by icing his head.

Colton Brandt Turner

Colton Brandt Turner

Turner told police that he was prepared to take Colton to the hospital, but Work insisted that they did not, and Work told police that she was prepared to take Colton to the hospital, but Turner insisted that they did not.  The couple watched as Colton struggled more and more to hang onto life.  At one point they contemplated just dropping him off at a hospital, but were concerned that Colton’s DNA would lead them to Meagan, then from Meagan to Michael.

The search for Colton Brandt Turner

The search for Colton Brandt Turner

Work states that when she woke up the next morning, she found that Colton had died.  Now Turner told police he was not present when Colton received his head injury but felt that Work had something to do with it.

The couple waited until the sun had set and went to bury Colton’s body, Turner digging the grave, with a knife, while Work lit up the area by using her cell phone.  The two then decided that the grave was not deep enough and returned to the motel with Colton’s body.  Work and Turner then slept in the hotel room with Colton’s tiny little body on the floor wrapped in a purple blanket.

The search for Colton Brandt Turner

The search for Colton Brandt Turner

The next night Work insisted that Turner dig the grave deeper and Turner went to another location, this time with a shovel, to dig another and deeper grave.  Colton was buried 2 – 3 feet under the ground.  Turner stated that he then piled wood on top of the grave, and placed a piece of sheetrock over the wood.

Colton’s tiny body was found in a field in Austin after Turner agreed to show them where the body was.  He led them straight to the grave that sat exactly as Turner described.

Colton Brandt Turner

Colton Brandt Turner

Work has now been charged with endangering or abandoning a child without intent to return and tampering with evidence, and Turner has been charged with tampering with evidence.  More charges are pending awaiting the autopsy results and further investigation.  There is no word as to how long it will be before Colton’s body is released and his father is able to lay his son to rest, but we will release any vigil, memorial or funeral dates and times as they are planned.

We will keep you all up to date on the case with any new information as it is released, so stay tuned.

Colton Brandt Turner

Colton Brandt Turner

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~ by LTWH on September 17, 2014.

12 Responses to “COLTON BRANDT TURNER – BODY LOCATED, CHARGES PENDING – CCA0160 – UPDATED 09.17.2014”

  1. Incredibly heartbreaking 😥

  2. These people need to be punish to the maximum , they are cowards of society that hurt an innocent child and no one would even report them even they saw what had happened to this poor child. I can never understand how many child do we need to see get hurt by cowards like these sick people that does not care the child is a human being. So what they were sentenced 20-30 yrs , sooner or later they are eligible for parole. There is no such law to prevent from anyone to even dare do it again or even have such a crime. These people are making me sick to my stomach , the cowardless act of abusing a child to death. I cannot imagine how people can take pictures and not report the crime to safe this poor child! Why act when it was too late! Why?

  3. Another tragic story about a Ho masquerading as a loving mother. If she loved her baby as much as she claims she would have moved Heaven and Earth go sent him. But oh no! It was much more important for Mommy to have a man in her life and be in a relationship than to give a damn about the defenseless child she brought into this world. Trifling Ho! When my mother’s husband got drunk got rough with her children grabbing, smaking, and berating us she picked up a bottle of alcohol made of glass and hit him over the head with it knocking him out. You best believe that when he finally woke up he didn’t terrorize us anymore! A true mother defends her tp the END!!!

  4. NEW CHARGES FILED TODAY
    1ST DEGREE INJURY TO A CHILD AND INJURY TO A CHILD DUE TO OMISSION
    BOTH HOLD LIFE SENTENCES!
    THANK GOD JUSTICE WILL PREVAIL FOR THIS LITTLE ANGEL

  5. I PRAY AND HOPE that some form of JUSTICE can be served for this lost little life and other silent victims such as Colton, I can not believe in the society we live in this is even questionable as to what these sick sub~humans did to this child, and maybe only be slapped on the hand and serve a short period of time in a cell.They should both without question be imprisoned for LIFE……… NO…………….POSSIBILITY OF PAROLE………NO GOOD BEHAVIOR……………NO PLEA BARGAINING…………… LIFE THOUGHTS AND PRAYERS FOR THIS FAMILIES LOSS AND INJUSTICE FOR ENDURANCE AND STRENGTH TO CONTINUE UNTIL THE BATTLE HAS BEEN WON

    R.I.P. LITTLE ONE UNTIL JESUS WAKES YOU TO PARADISE EARTH
    REVELATION 21:4
    ” AND HE WILL WIPE OUT EVERY TEAR FROM THEIR EYES, AND DEATH WILL BE NO MORE, NEITHER WILL MOURNING OR OUT CRY, NOR PAIN BE ANYMORE. THE FORMER THINGS HAVE PASSED AWAY”

  6. There is no JUSTICE for what they did to this baby…

  7. god bless you colton may your soul r.i.p x

  8. RIP you poor little darling…no more pain.!!!😓😞x

  9. So sad how a mother could go to sleep knowing her son was ackting funny! So much for her son coming first she should get her own ass for hurting her own son… My baby boy is 1 and reading this just hurts my heart…

  10. The “mom” went with Turner and Colton to get his Paycheck. While Turner was inside a “witness” claims to have seen Work hit and slam Colton’s head against the truck and then violently throw him into the back seat. This is what caused Poor Colton to start seizing. I have gotten emotionally involved in this case, as it is way to close to home. This poor baby deserves justice. I can’t count how many times I have cried for this boy. He was the same age as my son and they definitely resemble each other. My heart aches for Baby Colton..

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