WA WA - Tyler Christensen, 16, Mukilteo, 19 April 2016

Discussion in '2010's Missing' started by los2188, Apr 21, 2016.

  1. toevlugsoord

    toevlugsoord Well-Known Member

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    Oh wow, this is so sad!!! Thanks for sharing!


     
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  2. siliconrod

    siliconrod Well-Known Member

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    I hope Tyler is still alive and has chosen a life of his own and is happy and one day will contact his family.
     
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  3. idfinch

    idfinch Well-Known Member

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    Tyler's case is heartbreaking. The family has suffered so much. I very much hope he's alive and well somewhere, and will contact his family or LE to let his family know he's ok. They desperately need closure.
     
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  4. manlet

    manlet Well-Known Member

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    Let me get this right...
    Tyler went missing and most likely took his own life.
    Emily (Tyler's sister) died shortly after Tyler's 19th birthday and it's assumed she took her own life too.

    <modsnip - not victim friendly> Is there any other missing children or deaths related to this religious church group they're involved in?
     
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  5. idfinch

    idfinch Well-Known Member

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    <modsnip - references info in quoted post which is now snipped > There have been rumors about why he left, and if he jumped off that bridge near where his pack was found or if he wanted to start over somewhere fresh, but nothing concrete. I know he was very close to his sisters, especially Emily. I haven't seen any direct public comments about her COD but like you said it's been implied suicide, and I'm assuming at least partly from grief over Tyler. He is the only boy with 4 sisters so his absence must leave a huge gulf.

    <modsnip - referencing snipped info>
     
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  6. siliconrod

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    I wish there were answers for Tyler's family. Is he dead or alive. His family needs some type of closure.
     
  7. siliconrod

    siliconrod Well-Known Member

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    Bumping for Tyler.
     
  8. Lulu777

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    I ran across Tyler’s story randomly and just read through the whole thread. Wishing there was news that he was found. Hoping he is somewhere, happy and safe.
     
  9. cocomod

    cocomod Well-Known Member

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    I had thought at some point it was possible Tyler walked away to start a new life. But with the death of his sister, Emily, I no longer believe that. IMHOO, I think if he were alive, he would've surfaced for the funeral. How painful it must've been to Emily to lose her brother, and how heartwrenching that the family has lost two so young :(
     
  11. idfinch

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    I've been feeling the opposite. If Tyler was alive and well and found out about his sister's death, speculating that it was at least in part over grief from his disappearance, the guilt might keep him from ever coming back. He might not have known how to show up at the funeral or face his family. I just hope if he's out there he finds a way to get in touch to let them know he's alive.
     
  12. Kodiak

    Kodiak Active Member

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  13. Seattle1

    Seattle1 #LiveLikeLizzy

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    Gone missing but not forgotten.

    Official "Help Find Tyler" fb page

    Help Find Tyler
     
  14. Seattle1

    Seattle1 #LiveLikeLizzy

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    Tyler's backpack was reportedly found near this bridge.
     
  15. sasha17

    sasha17 Curiouser & curiouser

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    That's a great video. It's a long distance away from Mukilteo, though. If he wanted to jump off a bridge, there are certainly closer bridges to choose from. Hmm...
     
  16. jinger

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    there is something very wrong with this story
     
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  17. ANonyMs

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    Deception Pass comes to mind. It has a pretty high frequency of jumpers. He may have thought that taking the ferry and traveling the peninsula would give him more time, more cover, less likelihood of being thwarted by LE. If he were to hop a bus or hitch up I-5, it would have been much easier to track him quickly. But I think that looking at teenage boy's plan for suicide from a logical or practical perspective is a futile effort. Whether he left to start a new life or to end it, I think there was some specific reason he wanted to get to the Olympic National Forest - maybe it had meaning for him.
     
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    His family are missionaries to the Slavic people
     
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  19. Darling136

    Darling136 Forum Coordinator Staff Member Forum Coordinators

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    Tyler was one of the cases that got me hooked up here, i still hope that he just went away
     
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  20. Seattle1

    Seattle1 #LiveLikeLizzy

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    When Tyler's backpack was located and the fact that he kept his ferry and food receipts told me that he wanted his family to know where his life ended. MOO
     
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