May 14, 2019
Brian Keith Munns and Alice Haynsworth Ryan.
This case involved nearly 31 years of investigation.
All that time, all those resources… just to solve a murder that wouldn’t have occurred if niggers were still segregated from us, as nature intended.
At a recent press conference, Greenville Police Chief Ken Miller identified the person responsible for the October 8, 1988 murder of Alice Haynsworth Ryan, 80, at her home located at 16 Woodland Way. The arrest and charges are the culmination of nearly 31 years of investigation.
51-year-old Brian Keith Munns of Americus, Georgia has been arrested and charged with: murder, possession of a weapon during violent crime, armed robbery, and burglary.
In March of 2017, the GPD formed its Cold Case Unit, which began an extensive review of the Ryan murder case file. In August of 2017, detectives collaborated with State Law Enforcement Division (SLED) agents reviewing physical evidence collected from inside the house and Mrs. Ryan’s car, a 1967 Ford Galaxy, which was recovered soon after the murder a short distance from the home.
Upon re-analyzing an item recovered from the interior of the car, SLED analysts were able to extract a full DNA profile capable of being uploaded to the South Carolina State DNA Database and the FBI’s Combined DNA Index System; more commonly known as “CODIS”.
In November 2017, GPD investigators were notified of a “CODIS Hit” to a matching DNA profile. The DNA profile belonged to Munns, who was also a registered sex offender.
Munns is being held without bond in the Greenville County Detention Center.