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Arkansas family reacts to serial killers admission

Convicted serial killer Robert Browne, currently a Colorado jail, claimed earlier this week he killed a total of 49 people in a half-dozen states, including Arkansas victim Lisa Lowe. 

Lowe left four young children behind when she died, raised instead by their grandmother and aunts.  Their mother's unsolved murder left scars, not only for the usual reasons, but because until this week, a main suspect in her murder was their father.

Chastity Ware, now married with her own daughter, clearly remembers her mother even though she was only four when she disappeared.

"I remember her doing my hair and stuff like that," she said. "I remember her with my dad together."

Lisa Lowe disappeared 15 years ago.  Lowe's family says the night she disappeared she was traveling to a club in Forrest City.  She dropped off her children at their aunt's apartment, and was going to walk the three or four blocks to the club.  She never arrived.

Lowe's family searched everywhere for her.  Almost three weeks later, her badly decomposed body was discovered in the St. Francis River, her death a mystery.

"I just remember drawing pictures and wondering who killed mama," said daughter Swvilla Lowe.  "We never knew.  We thought it was our daddy, because people were telling us it was our daddy."

Police never found any evidence to link their father to the murder.  The family was shocked when they were notified that Robert Browne, behind bars in Colorado, claimed he strangled their mother.

Family members say life in prison isn't punishment enough for Browne's crimes.

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