Found Deceased NH - Jacob Toussaint, 22, Wakefield, 8 Nov 2020

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Ex-Rochester student's family doubles reward to find missing man

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Family members of missing Bud Carlson Academy graduate Jacob Toussaint have upped their reward for information as the community continues to come together around their search for answers.
  • Jacob, 22, was last seen in the area of Old Stage Road in Wakefield on Nov. 8.
  • Since then, local police, state police, New Hampshire Fish and Game, family and community members have spent hours scouring Wakefield and surrounding areas.
  • As of Thursday, 147 homes in the area were symbolically supporting the ongoing search by leaving a light on for Toussaint each night.
  • Jacob 5'9" tall and 145 pounds.
  • He has dark brown hair and blue eyes.
  • He was last seen wearing black pants, a black Nike hoodie, and red and white sneakers.
  • Jacob graduated from Bud Carlson in Rochester in 2018.
  • At the time of his disappearance, he was living with his dad in Wakefield.
  • His dad said it’s not like Jacob to take off or stop communicating with them.
  • The family is offering a $2,000 reward for valid tips leading LE to his location.
  • Anyone with information should call the Wakefield Police Dept at (603) 522-3232.
Background on Bud Carlson Academy: Bud Carlson Academy: NH's first 'trauma-skilled' school
 
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NOV 13, 2020
Wakefield Police Department

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Press Release

On Sunday November 8, 2020 Jacob Toussaint, 22 years of age, was reported missing. Mr. Toussaint was last seen in the area of Old Stage Rd in Wakefield NH. At this time, the Wakefield Police Department has enlisted the services of the New Hampshire State Police for the continued and ongoing search of Mr. Toussaint. There will be extensive Police presence in the area to include K-9 and helicopter search and rescue units. There is no risk or danger for the residents of Wakefield or bordering communities. We ask as the search continues, if anyone with information or leads regarding Mr. Toussaint’s whereabouts, please call the Wakefield Police Department at (603) 522-3232.

Respectfully,
Chief John Ventura

NOV 16, 2020
Wakefield Police Department
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I've spent my share of time in Wakefield.... East Wakefield...Sanbornville. I love that area. I hope this young man gets home safely. It sounds like the local community is pulling for him but the RIP image is worrisome.
 

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NOV 16, 2020
Ex-Rochester student still missing after Wakefield search
  • Various large-scale police and community searches have included helicopters, police dogs, drones and rescue units.
  • Family and community members organized a large search around Wakefield Sat, while multiple police agencies searched for him Sun.
  • Authorities and loved ones also searched for him at various points Mon.
  • “We’ve been searching at least five hours a day and all weekend we searched, from morning to night,” ET said during a phone interview.
  • ET said his son is a quiet person, but “liked to make people laugh.”
  • Jacob was living with his dad and “working hard to get his life together” at the time he disappeared, ET said.
  • “He had some issues he was working on." Jacob was looking for a job and participating in a job placement program at the time of his disappearance.
  • Jacob has previously lived in the woods of Rochester, according to ET.
  • Family members have searched homelessness encampments and passed out flyers in Lilac City because of this, but it hasn’t yet turned up any leads.
  • Jacob’s family is offering a $1,000 reward.
NOV 17, 2020
Family vows to continue search for missing Wakefield man; local businesses chip in
  • Family and friends said on Monday they had covered nearly 10 square miles of territory in the vicinity of Marsh and Old Stage roads.
  • ET Sr. said they searched the homeless camps in Rochester over the weekend as his son occasionally will sleep outside.
  • "But he's never ever been off social media or off his phone more than a couple of days, never like this," he said.
 
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NOV 22, 2020
Massive search party combs woods for Wakefield man missing since Nov. 7 - The Lebanon Voice (therochestervoice.com)
Some 70 searchers set out on Saturday hoping to find a Wakefield man missing since Nov. 7, hoping for the best but prepared for the worst.

The search party for 22-year-old Jacob Toussaint was organized by his brother Eric Toussaint Jr. and father Eric Toussaint, who said police have told him they believe no foul play was involved and have ceased their search activity.

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Eric Toussaint Sr., Jacob Toussaint's dad, holds a map showing search fields conducted by State Police, Wakefield Police and family and friends prior to Saturday's search.

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... they combed a broad swath of land along the Branch River between Routes 159 and 16 all the way north to the town's transfer station.

Eric Toussaint Jr. said his brother knew the rugged terrain well from growing up here.

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Volunteers gather at the Thompson Ballfields on Wakefield Street prior to beginning their search for Jacob Toussaint on Saturday.

His family doesn't know whether he harmed himself or he is just hiding out, however they don't believe he's left the area.

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Another of the searchers was none other than the mother of teenager Abigail Hernandez of North Conway, who went missing after she was kidnapped in October 2013 and held captive for nine months before she was let go. ...

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He said the search continues today with family and friends of Jacob going back into the Wakefield woods.

"We're not giving up," Eric Toussaint Jr. said.
 

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Oh no! This is so sad. He had his whole life ahead of him. :( Prayers going up for his family.

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Police said Toussaint’s manner of death is under investigation, according to Ventura.

“We don’t have a lot of answers at this time,” wrote the Toussaint family, who thanked police and fire personnel for helping recover Jacob’s body. “Details regarding arrangements will follow in the coming days. While this is the worst case scenario, there is a peace that comes with closure.”

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Rest in peace, Jacob.
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