UPDATE: I have happy to report that Brendan is alive and well. He called a friend on Jan. 9 and and told him he was working for a church in Mexico. The friend told him that he was considered a missing person so he contacted the Laredo Police Department and provided identifying information that verified who he was and that he was okay, along with photos of of himself.
The authorities are satisfied that Brendan voluntarily left the country and has removed him from law enforcement databases as a missing person and the investigation into his whereabouts is closed as of this time.
UPDATE: 1/8/13 – On Monday, Chuck Fleeger with the College Station Police Department said we were able to determine that Brendan’s vehicle was recovered in the Laredo area,” said Fleeger.
It was thought to be abandoned so was towed from the parking lot of a convenience store in Laredo. Surveillance video shows that Boyd was inside the store on Christmas day.
The most heart-wrenching part of this story is from Brendan’s house mother from the children’s home near Abilene that Brendan lived at after his mother passed away.
Nina Westfall said that Brendan was trying to save up enough money to enroll at the school.
“The last time I heard from him was in November, before Thanksgiving,” said Westfall. “He said that things were going okay, but it wasn’t like he wanted. The financial aid that he was hoping to get, fell through.”
Westfall also said,”We love them all. Some of them return and some of them don’t. Brendan was one who did,” said Westfall.
Westfall wanted to send a message out to Brendan in hopes that he hears it,”We love you. It doesn’t matter what’s going on right now with you. We want you to come home.”
The same goes for all of us here at MPofA and I am sure I can speak for all the readers of this blog, that we want you to come home safe, too, Brendan.
And if you need a helping hand, please let us know. Nothing would make us prouder to be able to help you and get you back in school.
Brendan John Boyd, 24, was last seen on December 25, 2013. John worked at the Texas Roadhouse restaurant on University in College Station, Texas. He had told his friends he was heading to Abilene for Christmas, and was at work on Christmas eve. He texted the restaurant manager on Christmas day. She responded the following day, but never received a reply.
When John missed work after Christmas she called him and left a message. She continued to try and get a hold of him for the next two days, and he never responded, so she called the police.
John may be driving a 2007 black Ford Mustang with Texas plates BCB-3466.
If you have any information on his whereabouts, please call the college Station Police Department at 979-764-3600.
A note from a friend: