Noah, her son, is "the love of her life," Jennifer Brown's best friend said.
Authorities in Pennsylvania are looking for a mother who went missing after failing to pick up her son from the bus stop last week. The Montgomery County District Attorney's Office said that Jennifer Brown, 43, of Limerick Township, roughly 35 miles northwest of Philadelphia, was last seen at 2 p.m. on January 3, per NBC.
The following day, she was supposed to pick up her son from the bus stop, but she never did. The district attorney's office reported that her automobile was discovered outside of her residence with her work cellphone, wallet, and purse inside. Since the morning of January 4, her personal cellphone has not been located and she "has not been communicating." In a statement released by the DA's office, District Attorney Kevin R. Steele said, “Law enforcement is very concerned about the welfare of this mother.”
Brown is described as being 5-foot-1 and weighing around 150 pounds, with brown hair and green eyes.
As family members and friends continue to search in vain for the missing mother, law enforcement officials are appealing for the public's assistance in finding the woman, per WPVI-TV. "It's literally like we're living in a movie that we watch on TV, it's so surreal and unbelievable," said Brown’s best friend, Tiffany Barron. She added, "Jennifer would never ever just disappear, she would never abandon her son. Noah is the love of her life."
“She is a doting, I call her, helicopter mom. She loves her son. She would never leave her son,” Barron, told NBC10.
RIGHT NOW: Vigil for Jennifer Brown. She’s a mother who police say never showed up to pick up her son from the bus stop and has not been heard from since Tuesday. @FOX29philly pic.twitter.com/rzpoprnFuK— Eddie Kadhim Journalist (@KadhimWrites) January 7, 2023
Before she disappeared, neighbors saw that the mother, who was normally devoted, appeared to be in good health, per NYPost. During a vigil held for the missing mother on Saturday, one neighbor, Ellen Friend, claimed to have met the woman on Tuesday. “She was driving by. I was in the parking lot talking to another neighbor in the car with my dog,” the friend said, adding, “We both waved hello, and I went inside.”
A neighbor of the mom, Lisa Tomarelli, shared, "To have something like this happen a few houses away is a shock so we're all... I'm a praying person and praying for some kind of resolution, some kind of answer."
A $10,000 reward is being offered by her family in exchange for information that will help law enforcement find her. Anyone with information on her whereabouts is urged to contact the Montgomery County Detectives at 610-226-5553 or the Limerick Township Police at 610-495-7909.
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