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Mom says woman found after 11 years is doing OK



Published: Thu, May 2, 2013 @ 2:57 p.m.

Mom says woman found after 11 years is doing OK

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — The mother of a woman who surfaced 11 years after disappearing and leaving behind her young children says her daughter is doing OK but “had a real traumatic time.”

Jean Copenhaver, of Brenham, Texas, spoke to The Associated Press today about her 54-year-old daughter, Brenda Heist.

Copenhaver says she’s spoken with Heist several times since Friday, when her daughter turned herself in to police in Florida and was identified as a missing person.

Copenhaver says Heist plans to live with her, but for now she’s staying with a brother in northern Florida.

Heist told police she made a spur-of-the-moment decision in 2002 to join a group of homeless hitchhikers on their way to Florida, walking out on her 8-year-old daughter and a 12-year-old son.


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1NilesOhio(718 comments)posted 1 year, 4 months ago

She "had a a real traumatic time"? What do you think she intentionally did to her children and husband?

Sorry, but I have no respect or sympathy for someone who walks out on their kids like that.

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2gdog4766(1488 comments)posted 1 year, 4 months ago

I agree, and Im taking from the reports I've read that her family seems to have known where she was. Her mother and brother didn't seem so surprised with her resurfacing.

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