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LA BRYSON THIBODEAUX: Missing from Evangeline Parish, LA - 28 Dec 2018 - Age 9 *Found Safe*

Discussion in 'Located/Resolved' started by SheWhoMustNotBeNamed, Dec 29, 2018.

  1. SheWhoMustNotBeNamed

    SheWhoMustNotBeNamed Administrator Staff Member

    Nine-year-old boy missing out of Evangeline Parish


    Hundreds are searching for a 9-year-old boy who went missing out of Evangeline Parish Friday.

    According to emergency officials, Bryson Thibodeaux left his home in the Point Blue/Chataignier area around noon.

    Bryson left wearing a yellow and gray-striped long-sleeve shirt and boxers. He has short hair and weighs about 42 pounds.

    Bryson’s father says as he was bringing their dogs into the house after letting them outside, he thinks that’s when Bryson walked out the front door. He says he wasn’t aware because the alarm was already going off from him opening another door to the house for the dogs.

    Bryson’s parents are asking anyone in the area to be on the lookout for Bryson and to check around their homes.


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  2. SheWhoMustNotBeNamed

    SheWhoMustNotBeNamed Administrator Staff Member

    Volunteers needed to help search for missing Evangeline Parish boy

    Authorities in Evangeline Parish are asking for the public’s help in bringing home a missing 9-year-old boy.

    The Ville Platte Police Department posted information and images of Bryson Thibodeaux, who left his home in the Point Blue area at around noon on Friday.

    Thibodeaux has short hair, weighs 42 pounds and was last seen leaving his home wearing a t-shirt and boxer shorts. Authorities said the boy was last seen not wearing a jacket or shoes.

    “Please let’s keep our focus on the task at hand which is finding the missing child. Speculation on the reasons of his disappearance will not aid in finding him,” according to the post from the police department.

    The Evangeline Parish Sheriffs Office is calling on volunteers to help search for the boy. Organizers are meeting at the Blue Junction Store on Chataignier Road. Authorities are also asking the public to check their properties and vehicles for the boy.



    The search is on to locate a nine-year-old missing boy named Bryson. A slew of trucks and ATVs gathered at the old Wagan Wheel located at the intersection of La. 104 and La. 1165 in L’anse Aux Pailles before heading out to search for the missing child.

    Bryson went missing in the Point Blue/Chataignier area.

    He has short hair and weighs 42lbs. The last update from law enforcement stated Bryson left his home at noon yesterday wearing only a t-shirt and boxers. No shoes or jacket.

    If you live anywhere near these areas, law enforcement ask that you check around your property and check in any vehicles and outbuildings. If you see Bryson please call 911 or the Evangeline Parish Sheriff’s Office at 337-363-2161 immediately.


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  3. SheWhoMustNotBeNamed

    SheWhoMustNotBeNamed Administrator Staff Member


    Runaway Juvenile

    The Evangeline Parish Sheriff’s Office needs the public’s assistance in locating a runaway juvenile.

    On Friday, December 28, 2018 the reporting person (Minette Thibodeaux) stated her son Bryson Thibodeaux (DOB 1-19-2009) left his residence from the 3400 block of Chataignier Road without his father’s permission or knowledge. He was last seen at 12:30 pm. It is unknown as to what Bryson was wearing when he left the residence. A photo of Bryson is included below. The reporting person stated her son has done this in the past but was always located shortly after. It is paramount that Bryson is located quickly due to his medical condition of Autism.

    The Evangeline Parish Sheriff’s Office has teamed up with several agencies both local and afar in an effort to locate Bryson. The Cajun Navy arrived earlier and is on scene conducting a search in the Chataignier/Point Blue area along with the other agencies.


  4. SheWhoMustNotBeNamed

    SheWhoMustNotBeNamed Administrator Staff Member

    Louisiana State Police search for missing autistic child

    The Louisiana State Police has issued a Level II Endangered/Missing Child Media Advisory on behalf of the Evangeline Parish Sheriff’s Office for nine (9) year old Bryson Thibodeaux of Chataignier, LA.

    Bryson is a white male child with short brown hair. He is approximately 3’10” tall and weighs 47 pounds. Family members confirm Bryson has Autism and due to his medical condition, his judgment may be impaired.


    LSP issues Level II Endangered/Missing Child Media Advisory following disappearance of Evangeline Parish boy

    UPDATE: Louisiana State Police have issued a Level II Endangered/Missing Child Media Advisory on behalf of the Evangeline Parish Sheriff’s Office for 9-year-old Bryson Thibodeaux.

    Hundreds are searching for a 9-year-old boy who went missing out of Evangeline Parish Friday.

    A press release from the Evangeline Parish Sheriff’s Office stated Bryson was autistic; however, the boy’s mom and teacher say he’s not. The mother told KATC’s Josh Meny there have been some “behavioral diagnoses,” but he’s not autistic.

    When KATC reached out to the sheriff’s office, a spokesperson said Bryson’s not autistic but did not acknowledge the press release stating so.


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  5. SheWhoMustNotBeNamed

    SheWhoMustNotBeNamed Administrator Staff Member

    Level II Endangered Missing Child Advisory issued for 9-year-old Bryson Thibodeaux of Chataignier

    The search continues this evening for a 9-year-old boy in Evangeline parish. Authorities say Bryson Thibodeaux has been missing since noon on Friday.

    A massive search is underway as crews comb the area looking for the 9-year-old.

    Multiple agencies including the FBI, State Police, Evangeline Parish Sheriff's Office, Ville Platte Police and family members are out on foot, dirt bikes, in vehicles and motor boats looking for child missing now more than 18 hours.

    America's Cajun Navy has also made the trip here to Ville Platte and were told volunteers who don't know the family have come out as well.

    Officials say they will continue to search the area well into the night.


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  6. spike

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    kdg411 Resource Mod

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  8. Kimster

    Kimster Director Staff Member

    Oh my! Parts of the comments to that first post are really disturbing.

    If he's truly not living with his biological parents, was he out of foster care facility?
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  9. SheWhoMustNotBeNamed

    SheWhoMustNotBeNamed Administrator Staff Member

    I've seen both that he was recently adopted, and that he was living with a foster family. Not sure which is correct.
    Either way, the consensus seems to be that he came from a pretty rough home life. Which could explain his small stature. (Assuming the given vitals are correct at 3’10” and 47 pounds, average for a 6-7 year old.) Could also explain his "autistic-like behaviors" that may or may not be autism.

    Either way, he left home wearing a light shirt and boxer shorts. Tonight is rainy and cold. Hope he's got some shelter or with someone safe.
  10. kdg411

    kdg411 Resource Mod

    Missing child out of Evangeline Parish found safe

    UPDATE: The nine-year-old boy missing out of Evangeline Parish has been located and is safe, according to a spokesman with the Evangeline Parish Sheriff’s Office.

    The spokesman couldn’t release information regarding where Bryson Thibodeaux was found, but he says they will release additional information later on today.

    According to the spokesperson for America’s Cajun Navy, the child was hiding under the house. When everyone went out to look for him, he went back in his home and under a bed in the back bedroom where he would later be found. Bryson was found shortly before 2 a.m. and is now receiving medical attention.
  11. Paradise

    Paradise Media Mod

    Updated: Dec 30, 2018 11:54 AM CST

    Authorities have arrested the mother and father of 9-year-old Bryson Thibodeaux who went missing from the Evangeline Parish area Friday afternoon.

    Sources tell KLFY that both Paul and Minette Thibodeaux are behind bars at the Evangeline Parish Jail.

    When KLFY contacted the jail's intake and booking inquiring about the arrest, we were told that although arrest records, and booking mugshots are public information, that no details would be released at this time, "check your news email account after 5 p.m." was the response from the person who answered the phone.

    Multiple police agencies including the FBI, Evangeline Parish Sheriff's Office, State Police, Ville Platte Police, and the American Cajun Navy had been searching for 9-year-old Bryson Thibodeaux since early on Saturday.

    He was found safe before dawn Sunday near his home, according to our sources, who also said that the child had been hiding in a nearby home, underneath a bed.

    This is a developing story that we will continue to follow throughout the day.

  12. TripleA

    TripleA Zoo Keeper

    Wow, looks like there is more to this story.
  13. Paradise

    Paradise Media Mod

    Parents of boy reported missing arrested; booked with cruelty

    On Sunday, December 30, 2018 the Search for a 9 year old boy ended with his safe return, but the arrest of both his parents. He was found safe and unharmed, a spokesman for the Evangeline Parish Sheriff’s Office says.

    Paul Thibodeaux, 45, and Minette Thibodeaux, 45, of Point Blue, were each booked into the Evangeline Parish Jail earlier this morning on the charge of Cruelty to Juveniles.

    Courtesy Evangeline Parish Sheriff’s Office
    The case began Friday afternoon when 9 year old Bryson Thibodeaux was reported to the Evangeline Parish Sheriff’s Office as a runaway.

    On Saturday, December 29, 2018, Sheriff Deputies and Detectives began to search with the assistance of the American Cajun Navy and various State and Local Law Enforcement Agencies, to include State Police andthe FBI, along with community citizens from near and afar. The search included four-wheelers, horses, as well as K-9 teams scouring the area.

    Minette Thibodeaux, center, and Paul Thibodeaux, background right, talk to a member of the search party on Saturday.
    Some thirty hours or more later Bryson was found by a neighbor near the boy’s residence. Numerous sources tell KATC the child was found hiding in a neighbor’s home.

    Louisiana Department of Children and Family Services were immediately contacted after noticing how malnourished the juvenile appeared to be and his home living conditions, the EPSO spokesman said.

    DCFS officials took custody of both Bryson and his 8 year old sister. They are both still in their custody.

    Bonds for the Thibodeauxs are pending.

  14. Kimster

    Kimster Director Staff Member

    Wow. I'm sure glad he's been found safe!
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  15. SheWhoMustNotBeNamed

    SheWhoMustNotBeNamed Administrator Staff Member

    A bit more info...

    Cajun Navy finds missing boy, parents arrested

    According to his adoptive father Paul Thibodeaux, Bryson was last seen by his father on Friday about 11:15 a.m. when he was coming back into their house after letting their dogs out.

    A source reported that during the search for Bryson the adoptive parents did not actively participate in the search efforts.

    “They never left the command area to go out and search. The only time they left was to go home and go to bed” the source who was there said.

    Shortly before 2:00 a.m. Sunday, more than 36 hours after he was discovered to be missing, Bryson was found safe and unharmed by members of America’s Cajun Navy hiding under a bed at a neighbor’s house.

    A source who wishes to remain anonymous says that Bryson made his way back and forth between hiding under the bed in the neighbor’s house and hiding under his own house.

    It has been reported that law enforcement officials found the living conditions in the Thibodeaux home to be deplorable and inhumane.

    Another source who wants to remain anonymous said that Bryson and his sister Haley, 8, were sleeping on urine and feces soaked mattresses and both of the children appeared to be malnourished.

    Sources also state that several reports have been made to the Louisiana Department of Children and Family Services from the school and a pediatrician who noticed the malnourishment.

    Bryson and his sister were removed from their biological mother’s, care by DCFS more than five years ago and put into foster care.

    They have bounced around between foster homes before being placed with the Thibodeaux’s who eventually adopted them. Photos taken of the children before they were adopted show them healthy and weighing more.

    Shortly after being found DCFS once again took custody of both Bryson and his sister and they were placed in a new foster home, with only a Wal-Mart bag of belongings.

    Several hours after Bryson was found his adoptive parents were both arrested and charged with cruelty to juveniles. They were both booked into the Evangeline Parish Jail and an arraignment judge set their bonds at $35,000 each.

    The Evangeline Parish Jail was contacted and we were told that although arrest records and booking mug shots are public information, no further details would be released at this time.

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  16. SheWhoMustNotBeNamed

    SheWhoMustNotBeNamed Administrator Staff Member

    People who choose to adopt, and then do this to their children, are the absolute worst.
    To give a child hope that they finally have a loving home and a real family. And then this.
    I hope that Bryson and his sister can find a true loving place to call home.
  17. Kimster

    Kimster Director Staff Member

    Agreed! I don't even understand why they go through all the trouble because they obviously don't like children. Is it for the money? Did they get money after adoption?
  18. kdg411

    kdg411 Resource Mod

    Regarding adoption subsidy payments;
    In Louisiana, adoptive families receive $11.97/day for a child age 6-12 as well as $258 per month for children with special needs. (Link)
    Also, a $12,970 Federal income tax credit per child. (Link)
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