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Brayden Thibault of St. Stephen was last seen on Fredericton's north side in July 2017. Image: Submitted/New Brunswick RCMP

Mother pleas for information in son’s disappearance

By Brad Perry Mar 30, 2023 | 2:07 PM

A St. Stephen mother is still searching for answers nearly six years after her son’s disappearance.

Brayden Thibault was last seen on the north side of Fredericton on July 31, 2017.

Mounties believe Thibault, who was 17 at the time, was the victim of a homicide.

“I live the worst of both worlds,” Amanda Frigault, Thibault’s mother, said in a recent interview.

“My son is missing and I can’t find him and he’s been deemed the victim of a homicide.”

Frigault is speaking out as the family tries to generate new interest and information in the case.

‘He loved you with his whole heart’

When talking about her son, Frigault describes him as a wild and adventurous person who loves sports, rap music and his siblings.

“If he loved you, he loved you with his whole heart. He made some beautiful lasting friendships with people all over New Brunswick who played sports,” she said.

Memories like those are what help push Frigault forward as she tries to find our what happened to her son.

She recently worked with the founder of the Facebook group Unidentified Human Remains Canada to create an updated missing person poster.

“Missing posters have been floating around since Brayden went missing. Maybe with a new poster, more conversations could be started, maybe people would pay attention more,” said Frigault.

As for the RCMP investigation into Thibault’s disappearance, Frigault said she has faith the cause is still “very much active” and that any tips that do come in are being taken seriously.

RCMP investigation remains active

Cpl. Hans Ouellette, media relations officer for the New Brunswick RCMP, said Wednesday there are no updates to share on the case at this time.

Ouellette said the investigation remains active and the Major Crime Unit is following up on any tips that may be received.

“We do know that there are people out there that may know what happened to Brayden and where his remains are located. We know that there are people who also may have heard others talking about what happened to Brayden,” said Ouellette.

Frigault is urging people who know what happened to her son to “tell the truth” and come forward.

“I understand people are afraid to tell the truth in fear of repercussions for themselves or their families or the people they love, but I need people to understand he was just 17 years old. Imagine how afraid he was?” she said.

“The police have told me several times the only way that I will ever find him is if someone is brave enough to tell the truth. I just need people to be brave enough — 15 seconds of insane courage just to tell where he is.”

Anyone with information is asked to contact the New Brunswick RCMP’s Major Crime Unit at 1-888-506-7267.

You can also provide information anonymously through Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477, by downloading the P3 Mobile App, or by online at www.crimenb.ca.

An updated missing person poster for Brayden Thibault. Image: Facebook/Unidentified Human Remains Canada


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