Skip to comments."Rot in hell":Daughter's outburst about mom who has resurfaced after missing for ELEVEN years
Posted on 05/03/2013 1:27:09 PM PDT by servo1969
Full title - "'You deserve to rot in hell for what you have done to me': Daughter's twitter outburst about mom who has resurfaced after being missing for ELEVEN years"
The teenage daughter of a woman who secretly left her family 11 years ago says she's angry and doesn't want to have a relationship with her.
Morgan Heist said Thursday that she's still trying to sort out why Brenda Heist would have decided to abandon her and her brother in Pennsylvania in 2002 and hitchhike with strangers to Florida.
Morgan Heist is now a 19-year-old freshman at a community college outside Philadelphia. She says she thinks about how she's spent the last decade mourning a woman who was alive.
Heists ex-husband meanwhile has said he is angry but working on forgiveness. He was once considered a suspect in her disappearance.
'There were families who would not let our children play with theirs because of me,' says Lee Heist Senior.
Brenda Heist was reported missing by her husband on February 8, 2002. The then 42-year-old was last been seen that morning dropping off her two children at school in Lititz, Pennsylvania. Her car was found a few days later with no apparent sign of a struggle.
Then on Friday evening she walked into Monroe County Sheriffs Office in Key Largo, Florida and announced who she was.
After arriving in the Sunshine State, she had lived as a homeless person in the Key West area, sleeping under bridges and tents and eating food thrown out by fast food restaurants, police said.
In all the years she was missing she never used a bank card or ID, even when she made some money cleaning boats.
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Hope the guy can pay off.
I wonder that too. There have been other cases like this too. The woman just wondered off and it was due to some mental illness. Judging by the way she lived she was not quite right in the head.
Heist, the husband, went through Hell, being the main suspect. That she would turn up today is a shock to many in this area.
I work a few miles to the west of Lititz but only moved to PA a few years ago so I didnt know anything about her disappearance when it happened. I cant imagine what this family is going through or what they went through when she disappeared especially when the husband was suspected in her disappearance. Its really no wonder why her daughter is angry.
What she did to her family makes no sense. The divorce was supposedly amicable, she had a job and a place to live even though another article says she had been turned down for housing assistance, whatever that means, it wasnt as if she was homeless or on the verge of becoming homeless. So after dropping her children off at school, she abandoned her car, her job, her family and took up with a group of strangers, homeless people hitchhiking to FL to live all these years as a homeless person because she was stressed over the divorce and was struggling financially. Yea, that life must have so much more comfortable and less stressful /s. Even if she is mentally ill, which she must be to some extent, or was drug or alcohol addicted before she walked off, what an incredibly selfish thing to do.
Not only what the family went through but also all the resources, money and time spent by the Lititz and PA State Police, even I presume the FBI looking for her when she went missing and it was presumed she had been abducted or murdered. Then there is the question of what happens to the life insurance that was paid to her husband after she was declared dead and what happens to his new marriage.
Every town, even small quaint towns like Lititz has some sort of seamy underside, but Lititz most likely less than most. I love going to Lititz and shopping on their quaint main street, went last year to the craft festival in the park. I dont know what your experience was when you lived there, but it seems a very nice place to live, rather upscale.
No FAS here. Wide bridge yes, but that could be some African heritage
But no FAS nose or lip
I really doubt that any reputable clinician would reach such a conclusion in that manner. Unlike an internet clinician, a RL doctor isnt going to make a diagnosis based solely on a photo. And FWIW, the links you posted with pictures of people with FAS, I wouldnt say that this woman looks like she has FAS.
And that means brain damage on a large scale.
And yet she held a job as a bookkeeper for an automotive dealership, she was able to drive a car, was married and had two children. That doesnt sound like someone with brain damage on a large scale. That doesnt rule out mental illness however; my bet is on bi-polar of some type or other personality disorder, a sociopath, but note that Im not making a clinical diagnosis, just my guess based on the similar types of behaviors of a relative of mine who is bi-polar and a sociopath; highly functioning and very bright, but a selfish and highly manipulative person and a compulsive liar. She has over the years lied about having cancer, lied about her husband abusing her, lied about being raped, and has lied about so many things, has done so many horrible things to members of our family that weve cut all ties with her. I see a lot of similarities between Brenda Heist and my relative. But again, that's not a diagnosis, just my observation.
We now find out that this woman wasnt exactly living as homeless person the whole time either
She wasnt so highly brain damaged that she was unable engage in identity theft and manipulating people into believing her stories.
This woman was doomed in the womb. Her momma just COULDNT stop drinking the hooch when preggers.
Its sad, and its easy to blame mom, but in this case, mom probably isnt the culprit.
So you are quick to not blame Brenda Heist for her actions and what we know she did, but yet you are quick to blame it all on her mother, disparaging her and labeling her as a raging alcoholic based on nothing, no evidence what so ever.
The anger of the daughter is understandable, but she’d be better off cooling her jets in case there is a legitimate reason to explain her mom’s bizarre behavior. From mental illness issues (which are heritable) to cruel twists of fate there are a number of things that could shed light on the situation. I know of one woman for example who was electrocuted and did a Jekyll/Hyde due to the logical if not very well known fact that having one’s circuits fried can cause a personality change. The daughter will hate herself later if something like that later comes to light, and frankly, she’s been through enough already.
“secretly left her family”
I am sure they noticed, actually
drugs and mental illness
Wow. She ran off with some homeless bums and her family thought she was dead.
Who wants to cast THIS movie?
For the mom, either Sarandon or Fonda.
Hey, how about Courtney Love? LOL
My first thought exactly.
“For the mom, either Sarandon or Fonda.”
I vote Sarandon.....Fonda too old : )
Rough, rough pic...
Years have not been kind to her.
Rough as a cob.
Hard living on the street.
There ain’t even beer goggle potential there...
“...eist has told detectives she left her family because she was in the middle of a divorce and was struggling financially. She said the pressure was too much and she snapped...”
Everyone has pressure. Day to day life in these times is pressure. You don’t leave your children over it.
Maybe I’m getting short on compassion as I get older, I don’t know...I just can’t see ANY valid reason for walking out on your kids, and leaving them to think that you’re dead, and their Dad had something to do with it.
That’s just cruel, selfish, and small-minded. That’s about as charitable as I can be.
I’ll telling you, Courtney Love is perfect.
Bring her in for the “homeless and post-homeless” scenes, film them first. Then take her to makeup for the “pre” scenes.
Charlize Theron pulled off the role of Aileen Wuornos in the movie “Monster”.
Did she ever. I hope that won the makeup department an Oscar cause they made a gorgeous woman downright fugly.
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