Missing Montgomery County mother Jennifer Brown found dead, district attorney says

"Unfortunately, I have to announce that we have found Jennifer Brown, who we have been looking for, and she is dead," said Steele.

Thursday, January 19, 2023
Missing Montgomery County mother found dead: DA
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Crews could be seen digging outside of the property. Police have not said what led them to the site.

ROYERSFORD, Pennsylvania (WPVI) -- The body of missing Montgomery County mother Jennifer Brown has been found, according to District Attorney Kevin R. Steele.

"Unfortunately, I have to announce that we have found Jennifer Brown, who we have been looking for, and she is dead," Steele said.

Crime scene investigators responded to an area behind an industrial complexon North 5th Avenue near Chestnut Street in Royersford on Wednesday afternoon in connection with the case.

Crews could be seen digging outside of the property. Police have not said what led them to the site.

Authorities have not said if any arrests were made or revealed how Brown died.

"We have been engaging in an intensive investigation," said Steele. "We're going to have to see what's revealed when she gets to the coroner's office."

Brown, 43, was last seen by a friend and business associate around 2 p.m. on January 3.

An investigation into Brown's whereabouts began after she never arrived to pick up her 8-year-old son from the bus stop the next day.

"She was a devoted mother of an 8-year-old boy, and by all accounts, she would have never left him unattended or unsupervised," said Steele.

Jennifer Brown

Officers found her car parked outside of her home on Stratford Court in Royersford. Her keys, wallet, purse and work cellphone were found inside.

Billy Jo Salkowski, who was Brown's neighbor, is relieved this part of the investigation is over, but says she wants justice moving forward.

"I have been praying for her. My daughter's family has been praying for her. I am very religious, and I hope to God she'll be at peace," said Salkowski.