A week after she went missing, the search for a Brookfield woman expanded on Tuesday, with a Massachusetts State Police helicopter joining police and other law enforcement officials searching the area on land.
Brittany Tee, 35, was last seen on Jan. 10 at about 8:30 p.m., walking away from the home where she was staying on Main Street toward Lewis Field.
Officers on foot and driving ATVs were deep into the heavily wooded area around the field for three miles around where she as last seen, up from two miles.
And on Tuesday, authorities set up an anonymous tip line for anyone to provide information that could be relevant to the case. Worcester County District Attorney Joseph Early urged people to call the hotline, 508-453-7589, "if there's anything that you see at all."
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Tee's family reported her missing Thursday night, after growing concerned that they had been unable to reach her. They believe she had her wallet, iPad and cellphone with her – but her phone is no longer working.
Her family says they’ve put up fliers and several posts on social media, while police have searched the home where Brittany was staying.
Early and Brookfield police Chief Mike Blanchard reiterated a previous plea for the public's help in finding Tee, and continued to note that the investigation isn't focused on a possible crime.
"Everyone that we're talking to has been cooperative," Early said, noting that the incident is not being considered a crime scene.
Blanchard urged the public not to jump to conclusions because of a lack of updates: "Remain positive, keep Brittany and her family in your thoughts and prayers."
Brittany is described as about 5-foot-6 with brown hair and blue eyes. She was last seen wearing a black winter coat, a hoodie, jeans and work boots.