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No Wonder They Couldn’t Find Her

Posted on | May 2, 2013 | 11 Comments

For 11 years, police in Pennsylvania searched for a woman who had disappeared. It’s easy now to understand why they could find her. She had hitchhiked to Florida, and the photo on the “missing” posters didn’t look anything like her after 11 years of hard living:

People thought Brenda Heist had been murdered. Her ex-husband was viewed as a suspect. In 2008, a cold-case unit revived the investigation, but none of their leads led anywhere. And the least-likely explanation turned out to be true.
“When the investigation first began, after interviewing all of her family and friends, neighbors, co -workers, the one consistent thing they all said was that she would never leave on her own. She would never leave her children behind,”Detective Schofield told CNN. ”The fact that she left on her own was one of the theories, but it was at the bottom of the list.”

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11 Responses to “No Wonder They Couldn’t Find Her”

  1. Guest
    May 2nd, 2013 @ 8:39 pm

    What a sad tale.

  2. Wombat_socho
    May 2nd, 2013 @ 8:40 pm

    What a sad tale.

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    May 2nd, 2013 @ 10:28 pm

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  4. K-Bob
    May 2nd, 2013 @ 10:46 pm

    You emerged from your den!

    I hope you didn’t see your shadow.

    Welcome back!

  5. sheryl
    May 2nd, 2013 @ 11:13 pm

    “her ex husband was viewed as a suspect”…That to me is the most unfortunate fact in the story. At least she will get three squares in prison.

  6. Proof
    May 2nd, 2013 @ 11:34 pm

    So, the woman AND her grandmother disappeared??

  7. Wombat_socho
    May 2nd, 2013 @ 11:36 pm

    I’ve been staying out of the sun since it doesn’t agree with my antibiotics.

  8. Adjoran
    May 2nd, 2013 @ 11:54 pm

    When I first saw the “found” picture, I thought is was just one of those “Celebrities Without Make-up” shots of Meghan McCain.

  9. Finrod Felagund
    May 3rd, 2013 @ 1:15 am

    The best way to keep people off drugs like cocaine and heroin is to show them before and after pictures.

  10. Evi L. Bloggerlady
    May 3rd, 2013 @ 1:31 am

    Well obviously that Florida sunshine did a number on that poor woman. Sunblock people! Sunblock!

  11. G Joubert
    May 3rd, 2013 @ 4:05 am

    In prison for what?