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The Pennsylvania mother Jennifer Brown, 43, was found dead in a shallow grave more than two weeks after she went missing.
The body of a woman, who she was missing for more than two weeks after she failed to show up to pick up her son at the school bus stop, he was found wrapped in plastic.
Jennifer Brown, 43 years oldLimerick Borough, was discovered Wednesday night at an industrial park in Royersford, about 30 miles northwest of Philadelphia, reported Montgomery County District Attorney Kevin Steele, according to NBC News.
Authorities have not announced any arrests or the cause of death.
Brown was last seen at 2 p.m. on January 3 by her friend and business associate Antonio “Blair” Watts-Richardson, who told NBC10 that she brought her son home for the night that night.
“I put Noah on the bus the next day,” he told the outlet.
But Brown never showed up to pick Noah up at the stop. His keys, wallet and cell phone from his work were found in his car outside his house in Stratford Court, authorities said.
His personal phone has not been found and has not been used since the morning of January 4, NBC10 reported.
Last week, Watts-Richardson told the news outlet that Brown had been preparing to open a restaurant and was stressed by family and work issues.
He said Wednesday that it “has nothing to do with anything” related to her disappearance and death.
A Montgomery County woman who had been missing for more than two weeks was found dead Wednesday, authorities said.
Brown was last seen on January 3 and was unable to pick up her son at the bus stop the next day.
“Just because I’m the last person to see her, that doesn’t mean anything,” he told the Philadelphia station.
“Looks like I’m being the one being investigated. And it’s frustrating because I’m the first person to call the police, trying to break down the windows. Trying to find my friend. Trying to make sure her son is covered,” she said.
Brown’s body, which was found at an industrial complex in Royersford, was due to be transported to the coroner’s office, where an autopsy will be carried out.
“I can’t tell you how many people have worked on this and helped,” Steele told reporters Wednesday after the gruesome discovery.
“We were hoping and praying that she was safe, and she is not,” she added, describing Brown as a “devoted mother of an 8-year-old boy.”
Neighbors have said nothing seemed wrong with Brown before he went missing.
The Montgomery County District Attorney’s Office said that “by all accounts, she would never have left him unattended and unsupervised.”
Brown’s best friend, Tiffany Barron, told NBC10 that she described the tragic woman as a “doting” mother.
“I call her helicopter mom. She loves her son. She would never leave her child,” she told the news outlet.
Brown’s neighbor, Billy Jo Salkowski, expressed relief that this part of the investigation is over, but wants justice for the slain mother.
“I have been praying for her. My daughter’s family has been praying for her. I am very religious and I hope to God that she is at peace,” Salkowski told WPVI-TV.
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