Family releases video appeal for information into disappearance of teen

February 23, 2018
Fredericton, New Brunswick

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Brayden Thibault
Tattoo - Trust your struggles


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Mother of Brayden Thibault reads statement

[Amanda Thibault]: "I love you more, Mama" were the last words I heard my son say. That was more than 6 months ago and since then, I have relived every moment of the last 17 years of his life; every achievement, every struggle, and all the moments in between.

I want to speak from my heart today to tell you about my son, not out of fear or anger. It's difficult though, not to be scared or angry...angry that I couldn't protect him...angry that someone knows what has happened to him, but will not come forward, and scared that I will never find him.

I miss my son; his smiles, his hugs, his sense of humor and his sarcasm. I never thought I'd miss hearing him fight with his brother and sister, but I miss that too. I miss hearing the terrible rap music he listened to and I miss seeing him dance with his little sister just to make her smile. I miss fighting about curfews and cleaning his room. But what I miss most is his kind heart and beautiful soul.

I miss watching him play sports...people often told me that I would see Brayden in the Olympics one day. He was an exceptional athlete and was happiest on the football and soccer fields or on a wrestling mat.

Brayden is a son, a brother, uncle, grandson, nephew, cousin, and he is a friend to so many. I feel incredibly helpless knowing I can't take away their fears or give them answers. I have watched my children lose their innocence when I had to tell them that Brayden wasn't just 'away' somewhere, and I've held the broken hearts of the people he loved most.

I want to thank our friends, and our community for praying for my son and our family and the many strangers who have prayed for a boy whom they've never met. I ask that you continue, but add a prayer for the people who have information, that they will find the courage and compassion to speak to the police.

You all have someone in your life that you love, and if you were forced to live a moment of this nightmare, I would pray that the people who had information would come forward. My family is asking for the same respect and compassion that we would show yours.

If you have any information about what's happened to my son, or where he is, please contact the police or Crime Stoppers.

Please help them find Brayden, help them bring him home and help begin to heal the hearts of all the people who love him.

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The family of missing 17-year-old St. Stephen boy Brayden Joseph Thibault has issued a video appeal for information that leads to finding him. The video was recorded by Brayden's mother, Amanda Frigault, and is being shared by the New Brunswick RCMP.

"If you have any information about what's happened to my son, or where he is, please contact the police or Crime Stoppers," she says in the video. "Please help them find Brayden, help them bring him home."

Brayden Thibault was last seen on the afternoon of July 31, 2017 on Fredericton's northside. His disappearance is considered suspicious, and police suspect foul play. Brayden Thibault was last seen on the afternoon of July 31, 2017 on Fredericton's northside. The New Brunswick RCMP Major Crime Unit is investigating with assistance from the West District RCMP and the Fredericton Police Force, but so far, no arrests have been made.

Brayden Thibault is described as five foot eight inches tall, weighing approximately 160 pounds, with short brown hair and brown eyes. He has a tattoo on his inner left arm that reads, "Trust your struggles."

Amanda Frigault's full statement has been shared on the New Brunswick RCMP's Facebook page and Twitter feed.

"We know there are people out there who know what happened to Brayden Thibault, and we want them to see this video," says Cpl. Jullie Rogers-Marsh of the New Brunswick RCMP. "Please share it as much as you can so we can reach the people who have information that can help bring Brayden home."

Anyone with information about the whereabouts of Brayden Thibault, or who may have seen him after July 31, 2017 is asked to contact the New Brunswick RCMP's Major Crime Unit at 506-452-3491. Information can also be provided anonymously through Crime Stoppers Secure Web Tips at or by calling 1-800-222-TIPS (8477).


Contact information

Cpl. Jullie Rogers-Marsh
Media Relations Officer
New Brunswick RCMP

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