The FBI and Arizona police are seeking the public’s assistance in locating 16-year-old Blaze Thibaudeau, who is believed to be in danger due to his relatives’ radical end-of-days beliefs. Blaze was last seen on Monday night in Gilbert, Arizona. Authorities suspect that he may be with his mother, Spring Thibaudeau, older sister, Abigail Thibaudeau, and uncle, Brooke Hale, who were last known to be traveling in a white 2004 Lexus GX 470 near Boise, Idaho. The group is believed to have heavy snow gear and could be en route to Canada.
Blaze’s father, Ben Thibaudeau, reported his son missing and expressed concern for his safety. According to Ben, Blaze’s relatives view him as a central figure in the Second Coming of Jesus Christ, which they believe is imminent. They allegedly wanted to take Blaze to an undisclosed location where he would understand his role in the Second Coming. Ben Thibaudeau expressed fear for his son’s safety, particularly if Blaze is contentious, rebellious, or belligerent.
Family members revealed that the traveling group had purchased thousands of dollars worth of survival gear before boarding a plane to Idaho. These relatives, who are members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, have developed a deep interest in end-of-days prophecies in recent years.
The FBI emphasized that Spring Thibaudeau, Abigail Thibaudeau, and Brooke Hale are not fugitives from the law. However, they are urging anyone who sees Blaze Thibaudeau or has information about his whereabouts to contact the FBI at 623-466-1999 or submit a tip online at tips.fbi.gov.