America's Most Wanted Monitoring Missing CoD4 Gamer Case

October 30, 2008 -

CTV reports that the popular America's Most Wanted program may air a feature detailing the case of missing gamer Brandon Crisp. The popular show currently has a small report about Brandon on its website, but a reader would need to search to find the listing.

According to CTV, America's Most Wanted is more likely to cover the case if police believe that Brandon has entered the United States. Along that line, UPI reports the following comment by police spokesman Sgt. Dave Goodbrand:

We don't know where he is, so there is that potential that he could have gone south of the border. That's a scenario we have to consider, whether he went across on his own will or against his will.

Interestingly, Goodbrand said that foul play is not suspected.

GP: Thanks to reader Ian Campbell for the tip!

UPDATE: Even though police called off their ground search on Monday, according to CityNews they now say that they will search one more time on Friday and conduct a day-long canvass on Saturday.


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Yeah, I'd rather have John Walsh on the case than what's-his-name...

(I'm just surprised he didn't join in the hunt sooner.)

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I have a lot of respect for John Walsh.  When his son went missing and was found dead, he dropped everything, quit his job, and started America's Most Wanted.  He is the sterling example of a man who had a lifechanging event and has worked hard to make the world a better place because of it.  Last time I watched, they had caught 1028 people thanks to AMW, and all I can say is thank you John Walsh.

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And it wasn't but around five years ago that they has approximately 600 people captured. That just goes to show you the effectiveness of that show. Granted, sometimes John can let his emotions get the best of him, but to be honest I don't blame him one bit. He's not crazy, and doing the right thing for others. That's a rare combination today :p

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I would first like to say I feel terrible for this family. I hope they find the kid.

However, gamers must not be this bad if we can all join together in a crisis to do this much searching for a Gamer kid. I have not seen a search effort like this for a non-gamer.

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Not bad at all. A whole thread without anyone slinging mud at the family. Thanks everyone. You've restored my faith in the human race.

Also, Dennis and I are both quoted in the same Maclean's magazine article about Brandon that hit the newsstands today. It was very well written, and quite balanced.

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Well I could sling some mud if you really want, it sounds like you're missing it...

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There's less successful immigration into the US from Canada, so I wouldn't be surprised if there's less protection.

On a related note to immigration, illegal immigration from Mexico to the US increased dramatically after NAFTA was in full swing... And Republican policies don't make the situation better.

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Considering the last time my friends crossed the US border in Ontario they had to hand over a birth certificate for the baby...

NAFTA made the US a good place to find work. It didn't open up the doors to illegal immigration, it just made jumping the border more worthwhile.

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Interestingly, Goodbrand said that foul play is not suspected.

Not really that likely. A kidnapper would have to have planned this in advance, but the timing was determined by Brandon's parents. More likely he headed out hoping to hitch-hike to a friend's house, one of his online contacts.

Barrie is near the #11 highway (a major route), which could allow him to hitch-hike to either end of the continent...

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If a 15 year old kid can sneak past the border, what's stopping a terrorist from sneaking past the border?

EDIT: I like how the website says he was "obsessed" with Call of Duty 4.

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do we have conformation that it was CoD4 yet?

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Considering that all the 9/11 terrorists were people who immigrated directly to the US from places like Saudi Arabia...

If anyone's sneaking across the US border up here, it's people trying to avoid paying duty on their cross-border purchases... :)

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Re: America's Most Wanted Monitoring Missing CoD4 Gamer Case

Some of his online contacts are reportedly in the US, so police aren't discounting the theory that he crossed the border. Seems unlikely to me though, considering which direction he was headed when they found his bike.

One way to discount it though, would be to find out if he had his ID on him. He couldn't hitchike across without some form of ID, not if Ontario/US border guards are as strict as I've heard.

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Generally AMW is pretty good with story updates. I've been trying to get a bit more info on this story without any luck. I'd appreciate if anyone has an update to post a comment here. God bless.

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MechaTama31With the goal of...? Getting those media outlets to fire or silence the "scum"? That's shitty.07/28/2015 - 7:44pm
Mattsworknamewarned about the scum there assoicating with. Looking at you GAWKER media07/28/2015 - 7:37pm
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MattsworknameTo be honest, I was always kinda on edge about that, while I did not like that those news outlets had acted in the way theey did, i didn't like that we thought boycotting and advertiser attacks were the only recourse07/28/2015 - 7:36pm
MechaTama31And after AE questioned that same analogy, I described it as extreme hyperbole.07/28/2015 - 7:36pm
E. Zachary KnightMecha, The "bullying and threatening" thing is from an earlier shout by Matt. I asked you tht question because you compared the petition to someone threatening to shoot your child.07/28/2015 - 7:35pm
Andrew EisenBy the way, if anyone can see into alternate timelines, I've got $20 that says Target would have ignored the petition had it been presented at the game's launch instead of over a year later.07/28/2015 - 7:34pm
MechaTama31Write a "Gamers are Alive" article. Make a video highlighting positive things about games. Counter your opponent, don't try to silence them.07/28/2015 - 7:33pm
MechaTama31EZK: Who exactly are you quoting with "bullying and threatening"? But yes, I think attacking someone's livelihood because you disagree with their opinion is underhanded and damaging to discourse.07/28/2015 - 7:30pm
E. Zachary KnightOh no. A successful online petition could embolden people to do... what exactly? Do another online petition?07/28/2015 - 7:30pm
Andrew EisenToo bad the counter petition wasn't as popular. But again, yeah, it sucks. For the reasons I've stated over and over now.07/28/2015 - 7:29pm
MechaTama31otherwise want to.07/28/2015 - 7:27pm
MechaTama31AE: I mean like right and wrong, not like true and false. And even the perception that the petition worked could be damaging. It could embolden these types of people in the future, and make it less likely for a retailer to puch back even if they otherwi07/28/2015 - 7:27pm
Andrew EisenBut yes, it is a damn shame that Target decided to kowtow in this case, best business decision or not.07/28/2015 - 7:27pm
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E. Zachary KnightMatt, Mecha, So, if a petition asking a store to not sell a game is "bullying and threatening" is a petition asking Intel to pull ads from Gamasutra "bullying and threatening"?07/28/2015 - 7:25pm
MattsworknameAndrew: The fact that it occured, not the reasons for it, is the bigger issue. That a small group like this, under any circumstances, could have that kind of impact, is a serious concern to anyone who values free expression07/28/2015 - 7:23pm
Andrew EisenMecha - As I already said, retailers always have to make that choice. This was just a factor influencing it.07/28/2015 - 7:21pm
Andrew EisenMecha - Yes, the petition was full of factual errors (something I've said repeatedly). And yes, I too don't agree with petitions that aim to remove something just so no one else can enjoy it.07/28/2015 - 7:21pm
 

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