Police in Pennsylvania are asking for the community’s help as the search for a missing woman enters its second week. Jennifer Brown, 43, was last seen six days ago and concerns grew when she failed to pick up her young son from his bus stop the next afternoon, according to local authorities.
A “friend and business associate” of Brown’s was the last person to see her on Jan. 3, the Montgomery County District Attorney’s Office said in a press release shared on Facebook Friday. When Brown failed to pick up her son, Noah, from the bus the next afternoon, investigators say Brown’s car was found parked outside her Limerick Township home with her car keys, wallet, purse and work cellphone inside.
Brown’s personal cell phone has not yet been located by police, according to the district attorney’s office, which noted that she has not used the device to communicate since the morning of Jan. 4.
“Law enforcement is very concerned for the welfare of this mother, Jennifer Brown,” Kevin Steele, the district attorney, said in a statement accompanying the office’s news release.
Brown’s family, friends and neighbors held a candlelight vigil outside her home over the weekend, CBS Philadelphia reported. Tiffany Barron, identified as Brown’s best friend, told the station she does not believe her disappearance was voluntary.
“She would never ever be there for Noah,” Barron said, according to the station. “She didn’t want to leave Noah with anyone.”
Diane Brehm, Brown’s aunt, asked the public to share any pertinent information about her niece.
“Someone knows where my niece is, and please, please, please come forward,” she told CBS Philadelphia. “We pray for her, for her family, for her sons.”
Brehm also emphasized that “she didn’t just want to disappear”.
“Anyone who knows Jennifer knows this is not what she would do,” she told the station.
Investigators describe Brown as a white female with brown hair and green eyes, who is 5 feet 1 inch tall. Her family is offering a $10,000 reward for any tips that help police as they work to find her.
Anyone with information on her whereabouts has been asked to report what they know to either Limerick Township Police or Montgomery County Detectives by calling 610-495-7909 or 610-226-5553.