ROYERSFORD, Pa. (CBS) — The body of missing Montgomery County mother Jennifer Brown was found wrapped in plastic in a shallow grave in Royersford on Wednesday. Brown, 43, of Limerick Township, disappeared more than two weeks ago.
Montgomery County District Attorney Kevin Steele said Brown’s body was found partially buried late Wednesday afternoon.
Chopper 3 was over police activity Wednesday connected to the case at an industrial complex at 5th and Chestnut Streets in Royersford.
Detectives remained on scene to process evidence, which is less than two miles away from Brown’s home in Limerick Township.
“We have been engaging in an intensive investigation and I can’t tell you how many people have worked through this and helped in this case to try to locate her,” Steele said. “And we hoped and prayed that she would be safe and she is not.”
Brown’s remains will be transported to the coroner’s office, where an autopsy will be performed.
Prosecutors would not reveal if they suspect anybody at this point in her disappearance.
Brown was last seen on Jan. 3 in Limerick Township and she didn’t pick up her son from the bus stop the next day.
Family members say she would never leave her sons without letting anyone know.
The community has handed out missing flyers praying for her safe return.
Neighbors tell CBS Philadelphia detectives removed a dumpster near Brown’s home.
Last week, the search brought investigators to a landfill in Berks County.
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