On Friday night, a 16-year-old boy who had been reported missing from Arizona was discovered safe in Alaska, accompanied by his mother, uncle, and sister. Blaze Thibaudeau was located at the Alcan Port of Entry, situated on the eastern border of Alaska, thanks to the efforts of US Customs and Border Protection agents. This update was provided by the Gilbert Arizona Police Department and the FBI Phoenix Field Office.
Blaze was in the company of his mother, Spring Thibaudeau, his uncle Brook Hale, and his sister Abi Snarr. Subsequently, Spring and Brook were arrested based on extradition warrants and handed over to the Alaska State Troopers.
The Gilbert Police Department expressed their gratitude to everyone who contributed to the investigation, which ultimately led to Blaze’s safe reunion with his father, as per a tweet from the department.
Blaze had been missing since the previous Monday when Spring removed him from school in Gilbert, Arizona. They then boarded a flight to Boise, with Abi in tow, to meet up with Brook. Following their entry into Canada on Thursday, there had been no communication from the group.
According to Ben Thibaudeau, Blaze’s father and Spring’s husband, Spring, Brook, and Abi believed that the Second Coming of Jesus Christ was imminent and that Blaze would play a significant role in the events of the last days. Ben expressed his concerns about Blaze’s safety when speaking with EastIdahoNews.com on Thursday.
To address the situation, an Arizona judge granted Ben an emergency custody petition for Blaze on Tuesday. On Friday, Spring and Brooke faced charges in Arizona, including felony conspiracy to commit custodial interference and felony custodial interference.