Pennsylvania police are asking the community for help as the search for a missing woman enters its second week. Jennifer Brown, 43, went missing six days ago after failing to pick up her son from the bus stop the following afternoon.
“Friend and associate” Brown was the last person to see her on January 3, the Montgomery County District Attorney’s office said in a press release shared on Facebook on Friday. When Brown failed to get her son, Noah, off the bus the following afternoon, investigators say Brown’s car was found parked outside her home in Limerick Township with her car keys, wallet, purse and work cell phone left inside.
According to the district attorney’s office, Brown’s personal phone has yet to be located by police, who noted that she had not used the device to communicate since the morning of January 4.
“Law enforcement is very concerned about the well-being of this mother, Jennifer Brown,” Kevin Steele, the district attorney, said in a statement accompanying the office’s press release.
Brown’s family, friends and neighbors held a candlelight vigil outside her home, CBS Philadelphia, over the weekend. Tiffany Barron, identified as Brown’s best friend, told the station she did not believe her disappearance was voluntary.
“She would never, ever be there for Noah,” Barron said, according to the station. “She wouldn’t leave Noah with anyone.”
Diane Brehm, Brown’s aunt, appealed to the public to share any relevant information about her niece.
“Someone knows where my niece is and please, please, someone speak up,” she told CBS Philadelphia. “We are praying for her, for her family, for her sons.”
Brehm also emphasized that she “wouldn’t just disappear like that.”
“Anyone who knows Jennifer knows she wouldn’t do something like that,” she told the station.
Investigators describe Brown as a Caucasian woman with brown hair and green eyes who is 5 feet 1 inch tall. Her family is offering a $10,000 reward for any clues that will help law enforcement 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.