Family of teen fatally stabbed in Schenley Park frustrated with lack of movement in case

PITTSBURGH — Channel 11 is hearing from the family of a teen who was stabbed to death in a Pittsburgh park.

It’s been nearly two months since Brandon Thomas was fatally stabbed in Schenley Park, and despite multiple witnesses and video evidence, police have not made an arrest.

His mom tells Channel 11 she wants to know exactly what happened underneath the Panther Hollow Bridge on the night her son was stabbed to death.

She not only wants answers, but justice for her son.

Shatera Linnen exclusively told Channel 11 today that the last moments of her son’s life were spent trying to break up a fight at a party with underage kids.

“All he was trying to do was break it up and he ended up losing his life over helping someone else,” Linnen said.

It was over the summer, underneath the Fern Hollow Bridge.

Her son, 17 year old Brandon Thomas was then stabbed in the chest, and killed.

“I’m at my worst. I lost my son. My best friend. My best friend. And I’m just every day thinking he’s going to walk in the door,” Linnen said.

Videos and pictures from that night have been shared all over social media.

In a still image, paused from a video, you can see someone being held down.

In that person’s right hand, you can see he’s holding a knife.

“The videos are proof. Especially because there are more than one, there are multiple videos,” Linnen said.

Several weeks after the party with dozens of local high school students in attendance, no one has been charged in Thomas’ death.

His twin sister, Nevaeh, has seen the videos that have been circulating.

“The night it happened people were showing me videos but I didn’t want to see. But I knew I had to. It was so hard just watching him,” she said.

A Pittsburgh police spokesperson said detectives are working closely with the DA’s office, and the investigation is ongoing.

We are going to continue to stay in touch with family, and check back in with police on the status of the case.

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