Community gathers to support family of missing Bathurst teen

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About 150 people walked in support of the family of Madison Roy-Boudreau, who's been missing since May 11. (Gary Moore/CBC - image credit)
About 150 people walked in support of the family of Madison Roy-Boudreau, who's been missing since May 11. (Gary Moore/CBC - image credit)

About 150 people walked in support of the family of a missing Bathurst teen Saturday afternoon in the city.

Madison Roy-Boudreau was last seen on May 11 getting into a grey pickup truck.

Police continue to investigate her disappearance. The search included several days at a quarry site.

Jeannie Ferron, one of the organizers of the walk, said the community wants to see Roy-Boudreau found safe and sound.

Gary Moore/CBC
Gary Moore/CBC

"We want Madison to come home," said Ferron. "It's a very sad situation. Very, very sad."

'She's really fun'

Kyleb Hachey is one of Roy-Boudreau's friends and has known her for years.

He said they would hang out every day.

Gary Moore/CBC
Gary Moore/CBC

"She is goofy, she's really fun to hang out with," said Hachey.

"She makes you laugh and if you're crying or you're sad, she'll always be there for you."

Concern for children

Kyleb's mom Annie Hachey said the disappearance hits extra hard in a small city like Bathurst.

"It's the first time something like this happens in this small community, so it touches right like, right deep down in my heart," said Hachey.

"It touches us a lot."

Gary Moore/CBC
Gary Moore/CBC

Ferron said Roy-Boudreau's disappearance has her concerned for other children in the city.

"I have nieces and nephews ... I don't want to leave those kids out of my sight either," said Ferron.

"Stuff like this doesn't happen in our hometown and it hits close to home. She's a 14 year old child and I don't want to see another child go missing."

'We want to bring you home'

One item in abundance at the walk was purple ribbons, representing the search for Roy-Boudreau.

"It's Madison's favourite colour," said Ferron. "She loves the colour purple."

Bathurst Police Force
Bathurst Police Force

Ferron said organizers have received donations of money from outside the province to help the search effort.

It's been 25 days since Roy-Boudreau was last seen, but people in the community haven't given up hope that she may return home.

"If Madison, wherever she is, if she sees this, we're out there, we're not giving up," said Ferron.

"We want to bring you home safely to your family"

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