Brandi R. Thomas

Domestic violence deaths reviewed

Lafayette Police Investigations Captain Bruce Biggs said the Team reviewed the 2008 death of Brandi Thomas, who was found dead in a house fire after a fight with her boyfriend Jeremy Taylor. He was sentenced to 60 years for voluntary manslaughter and arson. Biggs said the group will meet April 28 to discuss a death from 2005.

(She was found dead and disfigured by fire after a fight with her boyfriend, Jeremy Taylor - his bloody clothes were found in nearby trash can - it is uncertain whether she died in the fire or was killed before.  Happened 1/10/2008.)


Brandi R. Thomas, age 34 of Lafayette, died at her residence on Thursday, January 10, 2008. Born in Lafayette on October 27, 1973 to Brenda (Ravenscraft) Johnson (husband, Roy) of Lafayette and Wayman D. Thomas of Lafayette, she was a lifetime resident. She had worked as a receptionist for Thomas Harris Insurance Agency and as a general laborer at SIA. She enjoyed reading, crocheting, traveling, and being around the water. Surviving with her parents are two sons, Jordan S. and Logan D. Thomas both of Lafayette, three brothers, Wayman D. Thomas, Jr. of Lafayette, Richard and James Glaze of Lafayette, a step-brother, Randy K. Johnson (wife, Lisa) of Brownsburg, maternal grandmother, Phyllis R. Ravenscraft and paternal grandmother, Onita Thomas. Visitation Friday, January 18, 2008 two hours prior to the 2 p.m. service at Hippensteel Funeral Home. Pastor Greg Tyra officiating. Interment at Tippecanoe Memory Gardens. Brandi loved animals, especially her dog, Sam. She is also survived by several nieces and nephews. Preceded in death by maternal grandfather, Malcolm "Mac" Ravenscraft and paternal grandfather, James E. Thomas. Hippensteel Funeral Home entrusted with care. Share memories and condolences online at


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