(UnitedVoice.com) – A local warehouse worker discovered the body of a Pennsylvania woman who disappeared in early January in a shallow grave, ending hopes for her safe return. So far, police aren’t saying how Jennifer Brown died.
A friend last saw Brown, a 43-year-old mother of one, at her home in Limerick Township, Pennsylvania, on January 3. According to NBC, her business partner, Antonio “Blair” Watts-Richardson, was the last to see her when he picked up her 8-year-old son Noah for a sleepover around 2 p.m. that afternoon. Watts-Richardson said Brown didn’t call that night and failed to pick up Noah from the bus stop when he sent him home the next day. The behavior baffled friends and neighbors, who described Brown as “a helicopter parent” with a very strong bond with her son. They said he was “the love of her life.”
The body of Jennifer Brown, a Pennsylvania mother who disappeared earlier this month, was found partly buried after what authorities described Wednesday as an intensive search. Her cause and manner of death remain unclear. #Dateline https://t.co/SwTqYQRxiK
— Dateline NBC (@DatelineNBC) January 19, 2023
Brown’s car, containing her wallet, keys, and work cell phone, remained parked outside her home. Her personal phone is missing; she hadn’t used it since January 4. Police, friends, and family searched for the next two weeks, offering a $10,000 reward for information that led to finding her, but they found no trace. Then, on January 18, a worker at a warehouse in Royersford, less than two miles from Brown’s home, was taking a smoke break behind the building when he discovered a body. Police found the corpse wrapped in a plastic sheet and partially buried in a shallow grave and quickly confirmed the remains were Brown’s.
The fact that someone wrapped and buried Brown’s body makes it likely that someone murdered her, but police haven’t yet confirmed a cause of death or made any arrests. Watts-Richardson has preemptively protested his innocence, saying, “I have nothing to do with anything … Just because I’m the last person to see her, that does not mean anything.”
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