Shauna Howe: The Murder Of An 11-Year-Old Girl By James E. O’Brien And Timothy M. O’Brien, Who Threw Her Body Over A Bridge. Brown descended the stairs of the Venango County Courthouse surrounded by family and friends. On October 27, 1992, 11-year-old Shauna Howe was abducted while walking home from a Girl Scout Halloween party in Oil City, Pennsylvania. Howe's kidnapping and killing by being thrown from a bridge became a cause célèbre in Pennsylvania, receiving widespread media attention for over a decade. She was a student at Seventh Street Elementary School at the time her body was found below a 30-foot drop train trestle, … "They took a little girl's life." Shauna Melinda Howe was 11 years old when she was murdered in 1992 by two brothers, James E. O’Brien and Timothy M. O’Brien. "I know these people will never hurt anyone again," Brown told those who gathered around her. Brothers James and Timothy O'Brien were charged with her murder. Shauna Howe. Shauna Melinda Howe (July 11, 1981 – October 27, 1992) was an 11-year-old girl from Oil City, Pennsylvania, who was murdered in October 1992. In 1992 Shauna Howe,11, was abducted, raped, and murdered in the quiet town of Oil City, Pennsylvania. "This is justice," Lucy Howe Brown, Shauna's mother, said after the verdict was read.