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Melissa Brown: Woman missing; children home alone Found

UPDATE: 1/9/13 – Police say they finally made contact with Brown on Wednesday afternoon.
There was no immediate word as to why she left or where she has been.

 “We received calls in the morning after the article was in the paper that she was seen in the borough,” Police Chief John Zimath said. “We’re probably not going to charge her until tomorrow after we put the pieces together of where she was.”

Brown will probably face charges for child endangerment.

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Melissa Melba Brown, 40, from East Lansdown area of Philadelphia, Penn. has been missing since Tuesday, Jan 8, 2013. 

Police in East Lansdowne say Melissa was reported missing Tuesday by her children, ages 9 and 11, who had been alone since Friday at their home on Lewis Avenue.  
Zimath tells the Delaware County Daily Times that right now it’s being treated as a missing person case. The children have been turned over to the county’s Children and Youth Services.

The chief says the main concern is that Brown is OK.

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