Update* Unusual Request: My brother is missing

LaurieLovesLearning Posts: 7,354 admin
edited April 1 in Other News

I was just told that my youngest brother is missing. Few details are known, but he had said this morning that he was helping a friend out who was in trouble. He never showed up to two places he was supposed to be today. He has been going through some really difficult stuff, but I think his disappearance is related to trying to help someone, not his issues. His van is missing and supposedly his phone was found by a woman who claims she found it on the street...but she hung up on the police.

When someone goes missing in our capital city, it usually never ends well. It has been long known as a murder capital. Not a nice thing to be known for.

My nephew is burying his 23 year old girlfriend tomorrow afternoon. This is after he "lost" the 3 kids in his care because one of the kids dads reported that he kidnapped them (all he did was visit his parents for a weekend and planned on returning the day that call was received). I never met her, and only our two oldest will be attending the funeral (they met her), but feel very much for both the kids who are in limbo & my nephew.

If you pray, please pray. I am shaking. I am so tired of everything that has been happening in my family lately (there is more yet, but these are the biggest things). I hope I can get some sleep.

I may not be on TGN much over the next while. Mods...I trust you to watch over the forum. You are a great bunch. If you have questions about anything, please consult with each other by pm. If you need additional input, please contact Merin. This post is being very glitchy for me tonight, so please excuse anything strange in my post.

Thanks everyone.


  • jowitt.europe
    jowitt.europe Posts: 1,408 admin

    @LaurieLovesLearning i am so sorry to hear that, Laurie. Take care of yourself. Hopefully you brother returns safe. God help you.

  • judsoncarroll4
    judsoncarroll4 Posts: 5,350 admin

    Definitely praying for y'all!

  • Torey
    Torey Posts: 5,500 admin

    I am sorry to hear you are experiencing such family turmoil. My thoughts are with you.

  • nicksamanda11
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  • Linda Bittle
    Linda Bittle Posts: 1,499 ✭✭✭✭✭

    I am so very sorry for your family trouble. I will be praying for you and yours.

  • LaurieLovesLearning
    LaurieLovesLearning Posts: 7,354 admin

    Thank you for your thoughts & prayers.

    What I was told is that my parents video chatted with my brother in the hospital. He was drugged and robbed. When he came to, he drove to work and waited for someone to find him. He will be in the hospital for a while.

    I'm very glad it wasn't worse. It very easily could have been.

  • judsoncarroll4
    judsoncarroll4 Posts: 5,350 admin

    Glad it wasn't worse!

  • Lisa K
    Lisa K Posts: 1,833 ✭✭✭✭✭

    So sorry to hear of all of the tragic events, my heart and prayers go out to you and your family.

    Happy to hear that your brother will be OK.

  • water2world
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    @LaurieLovesLearning Oh my! Definitely praying!!

    Glad to read that your brother is in the hospital! Prayers continue for all of your family!

  • kbmbillups1
    kbmbillups1 Posts: 1,314 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Sorry for all the troubles you and your family are going through. I prayed for all of them and for you. I will continue praying.

  • Marjory Wildcraft
    Marjory Wildcraft Posts: 1,583 admin

    Yes, I am praying and sending love.

    I wish there was more I could do.

  • SuperC
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    Oh my goodness Laurie, I will keep you and your brother in prayer. Sending along virtual hugs and a warm cup of your favorite tea/beverage for relaxing. Be safe Laurie. Peace

  • Michelle D
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    I'll be praying.

  • Merin Porter
    Merin Porter Posts: 1,026 admin

    @LaurieLovesLearning I am so glad he was found and will be okay. I'm so sorry. I'd give you a big hug if I were there in person! I hope things get easier very soon!

  • Marjory Wildcraft
    Marjory Wildcraft Posts: 1,583 admin

    @Merin Porter was he found? I don't see a comment update anywhere...

  • LaurieLovesLearning
    LaurieLovesLearning Posts: 7,354 admin

    I posted an update about 8 posts about yours. Yes, thankfully he was found, but is on IV to get his body clear of whatever drug/mix they used. I understand that he was able t video chat with my parents from the hospital, so he is aware. He doesn't remember what happened. When he came to, he was able to get in his van and (kind of a scary thought), was able to drive to his place of work. Then he waited for someone to find him there. I'm not sure what time of day or night this actually was.

    I have no idea what state he is in at the moment, nor if there will be any lasting issues from the drug(s). But, he has been found & is in a safe place.

    I contacted you via What’s App. Let me know if you got it.

  • vickeym
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    Oh @LaurieLovesLearning I'm so sorry to hear about all this trouble. Glad all the prayers led to a good outcome and that things were not any worse in the end.

    Will keep him and all your family in my thoughts and prayers.

  • LaurieLovesLearning
    LaurieLovesLearning Posts: 7,354 admin
    edited April 4

    The drug my brother was exposed to was a white powder blown in his face. He was close to work & was left in his van with his keys. He went into a detox centre today and will remain there 6 weeks.

  • Owl
    Owl Posts: 346 ✭✭✭

    I am praying for your brother and your whole family right now and will be lifting you up in prayer in the days to come.

  • annbeck62
    annbeck62 Posts: 994 ✭✭✭✭

    I'm so glad it wasn't worse. I hope once he goes through detox there won't be any lingering effects. I am praying for you all during this difficult time.

  • Monek Marie
    Monek Marie Posts: 3,535 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Prayers for continuing healing and for all family members. Events like this are so stressful.

  • Desiree
    Desiree Posts: 255 ✭✭✭

    Prayers for all of you during this very challenging time! I am so glad he was found!

  • heirlooms777
    heirlooms777 Posts: 208 ✭✭✭
    edited April 7

    @LaurieLovesLearning You may want to contact the National Center of Missing and Exploited Children. It’s a division of the state department, and helped a great deal with my kidnapped daughter. —Christina

  • LaurieLovesLearning
    LaurieLovesLearning Posts: 7,354 admin

    @heirlooms777 I am sorry that you had to go through that. 😞 I really hope everything was resolved quickly and well in your case.

    I don't think that I would be able to access the organization since I'm in Canada. Even so, I'm glad that they were a very positive help to you and is a worthy suggestion as a resource.

    Thank you for your suggestion. For others who may need it in the future, I would like to ask if the organization gives support even after the person is found? If so, what do they offer? Counseling? Other resources?

    There might be an equivalent up here, but I haven't looked, especially since he has been found & is being taken care of. I have no idea how my parents are doing at this point. I haven't heard. I imagine it will be difficult for them for quite some time and I hope they were given resources to help them.

    I don't know for sure (considering your response) if you had read that my brother was found. He had been beaten as I understand, drugged & robbed & left in his van. He was in the hospital for a short time, and now will be in rehab for about 6 weeks. A bit more detail can be found in my posts above.

    Hopefully no lasting damage will have been done, but we won't know until afterward how it may continue to affect him.

  • nicksamanda11
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    That's really tough. For sure awesome he is "ok".

  • kpwirschal
    kpwirschal Posts: 2 ✭✭✭

    I am so very sorry for your family's troubles. I am so happy that your brother was found and will recover. That is definitely an answer to many prayers. I pray that the rest of the family troubles will also be resolved!

  • LaurieLovesLearning
    LaurieLovesLearning Posts: 7,354 admin

    Thank you everyone.