Woman charged after missing boy, 10, found safe in Philadelphia home

Brooke Metra was taken into custody and charged with interference with custody of children. 

The search for a missing boy from Folcroft, Delaware County ended with a woman being taken into police custody after the boy was found safe inside a Philadelphia home Sunday. 

Folcroft police issued a missing persons report for a 10-year-old boy on Sunday, stating that he was last seen at his home on Saturday afternoon. 

A short time later, police revealed that the FBI and Pennsylvania State Police had joined in the search. 

After further investigation, detectives learned that the boy had left his home with an unknown white female and white male. All three were observed getting into the back of a black Nissan Altima that the man and woman had arrived in. 

Detectives later learned that the man and woman were possibly Brooke Anne Metra, 30, and Steven Metra. Folcroft police later revealed that Brooke Metra was a relative of the child.  

Authorities tracked down the Nissan to the 5400 block of Chancellor Street in Philadelphia, and obtained an address where Brooke Metra was believed to be staying. 

Folcroft police, alongside detectives from the Philadelphia District Attorney's Office, knocked on the door and entered the home, and safely located the missing boy. 

Police then observed movement in the basement and found Brooke Metra hiding under blankets. 

She was taken into custody and charged with interference with custody of children. 



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