Belmont teen missing for 10 days found safe, police say

BELMONT, Mass. — The concern was growing for Nya Brown, a Belmont High School sophomore who went missing on January 17 and was found on Thursday.

Belmont Police, the FBI Boston Division’s Child Exploitation-Human Trafficking Task Force, Arlington, Boston, and Dedham police departments all helped with the search.

Nya Brown disappeared from the house she shared with her father in Belmont.

Until recently, Nya lived with her mother in Illinois.

Nya’s mother, Heather Glassco, has been spending her days searching for Nya.

“I’m just going to keep searching. I’m not going to go home. And I’m not going to leave Nya. I just want her to know. I’m never going to stop,” Glassco told me.

Nya Brown left behind her cellphone and her wallet, leaving her parents no way to track her.

As the days pass and the temperatures drop, their concern for Nya’s well being continued to grow.

“I don’t know where she is, and I don’t know why she left,” Devon Brown, Nya’s father told me. “This makes no sense. My daughter is an energetic person, she loves life. This is not how she operates. At all.”

On Thursday afternoon, Belmont Police said in a press release that Nya had been located safely.


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