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Brenda Heist found: Missing mom turns up alive after 11 years

Posted at 4:34 PM, May 01, 2013
and last updated 2013-05-01 16:34:59-04

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(FOX 43) — On February 8th, 2002, Brenda Heist, of Lititz, Pa., dropped her young children off at school at 7:30 in the morning. She wasn’t seen or heard from since.

Her husband reported her as missing. An extensive investigation came to naught.

In the ensuing years,  the Lancaster County Major Crimes Unit took up the case, which again went cold. Her children went to college. Her husband began the process to have Brenda Heist declared legally deceased.

And then, she turned up. In Key Largo, Fla.  April 27.

Fox 43 has the full story.