Paging Michael Jackson....
Paging Michael Jackson....
Please pick up the red courtesy phone.
great. we are going to have to hear about this in the news all week.
I did a quick search and it appears that they never found the first boy.
Stupid parents are a danger to children!
Could there be a serial abductor in the mountains of Utah? >>
sure sounds like it.
THIS IS MY COUSIN THAT IS MISSING. His mom is my first cousin and I grew up in Bountiful, 5-10 miles from the Hawkins. Please be sensitive. I will be going to help search in the morning. My brothers went up this morning to help search.
Additional information: The boy who disappeared last year was not at an organized scout camp. Even though they were lost 15 miles from one another, the boy last year was lost while fishing at a mountain lake in a rugged area in the back country. His dad was fishing with him when he disappeared without any trace as he headed back to the tents. I went on a 50 mile hike through this area when I was a scout.
Brennan is lost at an organized scout camp that is used every year all summer long for scouting activities. The area is a large bowl without a lot of trees. The edges of the bowl have a lot of now thin timber that was recently burned in a forest fire. There is a river running through the camp that is not very big. maybe 10-15 feet wide and is higher than usual due to the heavy runoff this year. Brennen is 11 so he was not there officially as a scout. I believe most of the scouts there at that time were 16 and 17. Brennan went because he was invited by his friend whos dad was volunteering at the camp. He promised Brennan's Mom that he would take care of the boys. I can't immagine what the parents are going through or what their neighbor who took the boys up there is also going through.
My brother said you would almost have to try to get lost in that area because everything in the camp is in a mostly flat open area. Going up any hill means you are leaving the camp. The two most likely scenarios are that he drowned in the river or was abducted. They are doing background checks on camp workers and other people in the area. There just aren't that many people that live anywhere near there but there is a criminal investigation going on as well. There have been divers searching the river too. I will post more information when I can. Please pray for Brennan and his family during this horrible time.
I initially had my suspicions. But I've since done some research and discovered that apparently this scout came up missing only 15 miles from where last year's scout came up missing. Now I'm beginning to wonder. My own 12 year old son left this morning for scout camp near Bear Lake, Utah. Although that's nowhere near the other two camps, if there's a serial abductor on the loose, parents such as myself have reason to be concerned.
I taught my own son that is he ever got separated from the group and didn't know where he was, that he was to stay put and not try to walk out. That's good advice for a lost scout, but is completely inapplicable to an abducted scout.
Praying that they find this boy.
Do you know if there's an Amber Alert?
It's strange that there's no name or description of the boy.
That was my first thought. I would imagine that large groups make reservations with park rangers or department to make sure they get a camping spot, so someone in the department would have time to plan something sinister. My sister lives in Park City and is just sick about it. She also says that people out there seem to be really naive about some things.