Mom Declared Dead Found Alive 11 Years Later

Brenda Heist vanished after dropping her kids off at a Pennsylvania school in February 2002.
1:49 | 05/02/13

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For the last eleven years people here and let it thought that -- outpaced what dad. Now -- -- -- -- -- -- they say they're shocked and are wondering why she left today we got answers. February 8 2002. Brenda -- dropped her two kids up at school. Then -- annexed police looked for -- in even questioned her then husband -- as a suspect in her disappearance. Or. People in the neighborhood he would not allow their children. To play with -- -- Because -- What -- proceeds -- that hurt -- more than just about anything else. Police cleared the -- -- but never found Brenda. She was declared dead in 2010 but on Friday Brent showed up at a police department of Florida and -- -- -- from living homeless. Brenda turned herself in -- off -- Her explanation for leaving -- let it. Brenda and -- were going through -- divorced and her application for housing assistance was denied. And she explained to me that she just snapped. And on -- -- she made the decision that at that point. She was going to go along with this homeless group and travel down towards Florida. Still -- -- more than thirteen hundred miles to Key West never -- calling friends speak only or police. To tell them where she lives. It's angered me because of knowing all of the hours and that gays in the weeks in the years that the investigation that went on to this -- the dozens of detectives there put. Their time into this. There is a difference between for getting us. And again. We gave -- many years. Investigators tell us that right now has -- -- to go live with her mothering attack this as she hopes to one -- speak to her two children. Working -- -- and let it -- -- ABC 27 news.

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