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Commissioner Brown’s sister killed in domestic violence attack

Tersha Jo Brown, who was murdered on Monday in a domestic violence attack.  - Courtesy photo
Tersha Jo Brown, who was murdered on Monday in a domestic violence attack.
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By KASSIE KORICH

Central Kitsap Reporter

Central Kitsap High School grad Tersha Jo Brown, sister of Central Kitsap Commissioner Josh Brown, died Monday in Sacramento after a gunshot wound to the head.

“By now, some of you may have heard the sad news that my little sister Tersha was tragically murdered yesterday at the age of 26,” Brown said in a Facebook post on Tuesday afternoon. “Our family is obviously devastated and appreciate the strong support from our community. We will remember the joy Tersha brought to us all and will dedicate ourselves to providing support to women who are themselves victims of domestic violence.”

According to the Sacramento Bee, Tersha Brown's boyfriend, Demario Richard Wiggins, 31, was arrested and booked into jail late Monday night for suspicion of homicide and felony possession of a firearm by an ex-felon or addict.

He allegedly shot her after an argument.

He was detained at the scene.

Tersha Brown, a 2001 CKHS grad, is described by her former fastpitch coach, Bruce Welling, as “a very hard-working young lady.

“She got along well with everybody,” he said. “She could walk into a room and not know anybody, but then five minutes later, she would know everyone. Everybody was drawn to her personality, and also her work ethic.”

She was the starting second baseman on the 2000 CK fastpitch team, which finished third in the Class 4A state tournament, going 5-1 in the tournament. She received a full scholarship to play at the University of New Mexico, but then transferred to Sonoma State University.

— Central Kitsap Reporter sportswriter Wesley Remmer contributed to this report.

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