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FBI joins search for 45-year-old missing nurse from Cuyahoga Falls

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Posted at 1:08 PM, Nov 30, 2020
and last updated 2020-12-02 13:56:10-05

CUYAHOGA FALLS, Ohio — The FBI is providing assistance in the disappearance of 45-year-old Nichole Bronowski, an Akron Children's Hospital nurse who has been missing for nearly a week.

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Federal agents are also assisting authorities in Belmont County, where Bronowski's mother was killed on Thanksgiving, the victim of a homicide, according to multiple law enforcement sources.

Bronowski was last seen on Nov. 25 around 6:30 p.m. in Cuyahoga Falls. It's unknown what vehicle she may be traveling in, according to a news release.

According to a police report, Bronowski's ex-husband reported her missing on Thanksgiving, stating she hasn't been seen or heard from, and her whereabouts were unknown.

Cuyahoga Falls police would not answer questions about the case on Tuesday, including whether there is any connection between Bronowski's disappearance and her mother's death.

A news conference scheduled to take place in Belmont County Tuesday morning was abruptly canceled.

Bronowski's mother, 69-year-old Norma Matko, was killed at her home in Barnesville, about 115 miles southeast of Cuyahoga Falls. Her cause of death has not been released.

Holly Pupino, a spokesperson for Akron Children's Hospital, said Bronowski serves as a clinical coordinator and district nurse for Akron Public Schools.

"We share in the concern of all those who know and love her and are hoping and praying she is found safe," Pupino said.

APS Superintendent David James said Bronowski is an important member of the nursing team who works on behalf of students.

"Akron Public Schools and its employees are thinking of Nichole and her family, hoping for her safe return to her family and our schools," James said.

Anyone with information regarding Bronowski’s whereabouts is asked to call 330-971-8334.

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