The 14-year-old was reported to have gone missing from his Wahnipitae home on July 24 sometime after 2 p.m. Police believed he was staying somewhere in Sudbury.
On Sunday, he wrote, “kk for every one thats worried im safe and this is my choice and im at a friends so come down im never going back to froster care ok thanks u for being worried but im safe love u guys bye [sic].”
Dozens of messages from friends expressing relief followed his posting. Dozens more preceded it, with entreaties from loved ones to communicate that he was safe.
Const. Meghan O’Malley with the Greater Sudbury Police Service said that the criminal investigations division is aware of the Facebook post, but Bigras will continue to be listed as missing until he either goes home or contacts the police or a guardian.
Like the many people who posted to the teen’s Facebook page, police are encouraging him to make contact.
“At least we know he’s safe, but at this point, he’s still missing,” O’Mally said. “He needs to go back to his residence.”
With one missing person accounted for, police still have no new information on 55-year-old Claire Beckett.
Beckett was reported missing by her family July 16. She was last seen in the Capreol area. On July 19, police searched the area by foot, ATV and helicopter, through the day and night, using night vision.
Police have exhausted all tips received from members of the public, including family, friends and just people who may have had some information, according to police. Unfortunately, none of those leads have panned out.
It’s possible that Beckett is no longer in the Capreol area, and the missing person report has been shared with other police departments around the province.
Beckett is known to be an avid outdoors person and hiker. She is described as 5-8, 130 lbs, with a slim build, brown hair, blue eyes, and wears glasses. She was last seen wearing beige capri pants, a beige top and sandals with beads on them.
Anyone who might have seen Beckett is asked to call police right away with any information. Even the direction she might have seen travelling could be helpful. Contact police at 705-675-9171.
With files from Laurel Myers
Posted by Arron Pickard