Missing teen located, back in the care of family

By Jill Sperling
September 17, 2016 - 11:38am Updated: September 18, 2016 - 9:07am

KAMLOOPS — The search for a missing teen in Cherry Creek has a happy ending. 

RCMP say 14-year-old Brayden Forsberg was located Saturday and is now back with his family. 

Kamloops Search and Rescue Volunteer Search Manager, Alan Hobler, said Forsberg was located in Kamloops after seven hours of searching. 

"I don't know the circumstances how he got to Kamloops, or why, but we were all quite relieved when we found out he was OK," Hobler said. 

Hobler said the person who located Forsberg had recognized him from articles posted online regarding his disappearance.



The mother of a teenager missing from his Cherry Creek home is sending out a plea for her son to come home. 

Mandy Forsberg's 14-year-old son, Brayden, disappeared early this morning, Sep 17. 

"I would just like to let Brayden know that we love him," Forsberg said, "and that no matter what we would like him to come home, and that he doesn't need to be worried about hurting anybody's feelings. We just want him home."

Forsberg says she doesn't know why Brayden left. 

"We went to bed, as usual. I prayed with him and gave him a kiss, even though he's a teenager, gave him a hug goodnight and that was it," she said. "That was the last time I saw him."

She adds her son has FAS and she doesn't want him to be taken advantage of. 

RCMP and search teams from Kamloops, Logan Lake and the Nicola Valley have been searching the area since early this morning. 

Kamloops Search and Rescue Volunteer Search Manager, Alan Hobler, says this case is concerning, because the disappearance is out of character for Brayden Forsberg.

"It is very out of character for him to disappear," Hobler said. "He was around the house last night and apparently doesn't like to go outside at night. (His) parents woke up at about 5 this morning and noticed he was missing.

"There is sort of a high element of concern on this case."

RCMP say Forsberg was last seen around 6 a.m. this morning in the rural area of Cherry Creek.

He is described as 5'8" tall, 130 lbs, having brown hair and brown eyes. Forsberg was wearing blue jeans, brown shoes, and a red sweater. 

Anyone with information is asked to call Kamloops RCMP at 250-828-3000.


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