Board Logo
« Lorne Boulet - July 29, 2001 - NH »

Welcome Guest. Please Login or Register.
Jan 21st, 2018, 08:25am



« Previous Topic | Next Topic »
Pages: 1 ... 8 9 10  Notify Send Topic Print
 veryhotthread  Author  Topic: Lorne Boulet - July 29, 2001 - NH  (Read 12387 times)
FindCarrie
Administrator
ImageImageImageImageImage


member is offline

Avatar

For Carrie Always


Homepage PM

Gender: Female
Posts: 6967
xx I-93 remains identified as Chichester man
« Reply #135 on: Apr 18th, 2006, 09:33am »

By JOELLE FARRELL

Skeletal remains found Friday near Interstate 93 were identified yesterday as those of a Chichester man missing since 2001.

Lorne Boulet, 21, who suffered from schizophrenia, left his parents' home at about 5:30 p.m. July 29, 2001. He had gone for a walk and did not bring identification, money or a cell phone, said his parents, Evelyn and Lorne Boulet Sr. They never heard from him again.

Yesterday, Chief Medical Examiner Thomas Andrew matched Boulet's dental records with teeth found at the scene, said David Ruoff, an assistant attorney general investigating the case. The police also found a sandal, a white fleece shirt and black fleece pants - the clothes Boulet was last seen wearing.

"We do have closure, even though it hurts," Lorne Boulet Sr. said. "It's really tough when your dreams are shattered. . . . Instead of your son walking back through the door, you get a knock on the door from the state and local police."

A forensic anthropologist will examine the bones to determine the cause and time of death, but that may not be known for several weeks, Ruoff said. Lorne Boulet Sr. said the police speculate that his son may have been hit by a car while walking on the highway. Ruoff said the cause of death was unknown, and he wouldn't rule out any possibilities until the investigation was over.

Boulet's remains were found about 30 feet down an embankment near Exit 12 on the southbound side of I-93, Ruoff said. A Concord resident found the remains last Friday when he was walking in a wooded area near Hall Street.

Boulet's family never gave up hope of finding him alive. Evelyn and Lorne Boulet hired a bounty hunter and a private investigator, contacted every homeless shelter in the country, and got Boulet's picture featured on a car during a California NASCAR race.
They made trips to California and Massachusetts on leads that turned up no news. Yesterday afternoon, their answering machine message still ended with, "If this is little Lorne, we need to hear from you. We love you and we miss you."

"I felt so bad for them," said Sid Carlson, a private investigator and retired Massachusetts state trooper who looked for Boulet in October 2001. "From day one, I didn't see one concrete bit of evidence we had that he was spotted here or spotted there," Carlson said yesterday.

Boulet's parents thought his disappearance was related to his mental illness. Boulet was diagnosed with schizophrenia several months after his graduation from Pembroke Academy. His father blames Boulet's use of the drug Ecstasy.

Before his diagnosis, Boulet was a popular student who loved to work out and dreamed of opening his own gym. But in the months after his graduation, Boulet slept all day and gained weight, his parents said. He suffered from hallucinations and withdrew from his friends.

Boulet also grew suspicious of his parents and his doctors. Sometimes, he stopped taking his medication. Boulet's parents worried that he left because he thought they were going to send him to a psychiatric hospital. In that way, the news of his death brought some relief.

"Our thoughts had been that he had left and was not in a good place mentally," Lorne Boulet said. "We know that our son is safe now. He's in heaven with his grandparents."

Concord resident Bruce Young found Boulet's remains last Friday at about 4 p.m. Young, 30, had just applied for a job at the Sandwich Depot on Hall Street and decided to walk on a path through nearby woods that he last used when he was a child at Rundlett Middle School, he said. The path leads out to South Main Street and passes the South End Marsh, where he and his friends used to play, he said.

Part of the path was overgrown, and Young walked up toward the highway where it was clearer. Then Young saw what looked like a white or gray sweater or sweatshirt, he said. He walked closer and saw the top of a human skull and what he thinks was a leg bone.

"It wasn't like Stand By Mewhere I heard a story and I went and found it," he said. "I just happened to stumble upon it."

On Saturday, the police had matched the clothes found at the scene to Boulet's, Ruoff said. The police contacted the Boulets during the weekend and told them to be prepared for bad news, Lorne Boulet said. The family provided the medical examiner with dental records yesterday.

"In our minds, he was still alive up until yesterday," Lorne Boulet said.

Some of Boulet's remains had to be excavated because they had sunk underground, Ruoff said. Marcella Sorg, a forensic anthropologist from Augusta, Maine, who has worked with state officials since 1980, said she expects to examine Boulet's remains in the next few weeks. She will look for trauma to the bones that can reveal a cause of death, a process that can take a few hours or a few days, she said.

The Boulets expect to make arrangements for a funeral or memorial service when the investigation is complete and Boulet's remains are returned to them.
http://www.concordmonitor.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20060418/REPOSITORY/604180309
User IP Logged

Caring About All Missing & Murdered People
Please visit www.FindCarrieCulberson.Com
And www.AngelGardenOfHope.Com
My group inspired to help others because of Carrie.
See also our missing & murdered person blog
http://findcarrie.blogspot.com
findlorne
Senior Member
ImageImageImageImage


member is offline

Avatar

Who killed Lorne?


PM

Gender: Female
Posts: 159
xx Re: Lorne Boulet - July 29, 2001 - NH
« Reply #136 on: Apr 19th, 2006, 8:53pm »

Our search ended in a way that we could do neither... hug or yell, at least we could not do any of the above to cry Lorne.

Lorne was recovered on April 16th, 2006, less then 25 minutes from his home in Chichester, NH.

I can tell you that there was a LOT of hugging, but it was those of us missing Lorne, hugging one another.
As for yelling....... hmmmmmmmm
I cannot speak for anyone else, but I have done a lot of that. Not directed at anyone around me, but at the person that could have caused this outcome to be as it is.
We are not "certain" as to what has happened, but it is presumed that Lorne was struck by a vehicle around the time he first disappeared. This means, for 4 years-8 months-17 days, we searched and someone knew all along. I hear that maybe they were drunk, on drugs, scared, etc. but that is NO excuse. If they were drunk or on drugs ~ they shouldn't have been driving. If they were scared ~ pull over, use a pay phone and don't give your name.

I am so angry right now that someone could be this heartless. I hear stories all of the time and get irrate, but to feel the pain along with the anger is unreal.

Well, I am sorry for venting here, but I just don't know where else to turn.

Forever & Always,
Lorne Boulet's Auntie Wease cry
User IP Logged

I love you, forever, Lorne!
ziggygirl
Senior Member
ImageImageImageImage


member is offline

Avatar




PM

Gender: Female
Posts: 95
xx Re: Lorne Boulet - July 29, 2001 - NH
« Reply #137 on: Apr 22nd, 2006, 10:07pm »

I'm so sorry for you all at Findlorne. Bless your hearts. cry
User IP Logged

findlorne
Senior Member
ImageImageImageImage


member is offline

Avatar

Who killed Lorne?


PM

Gender: Female
Posts: 159
xx Re: Lorne Boulet - July 29, 2001 - NH
« Reply #138 on: May 4th, 2006, 08:53am »

Just wanted to come and post on Lorne's thread again.

Lorne's remains are still with the Anthropologist in Maine.

Missing You, Lorne ~ I Love You, Forever! cry
User IP Logged

I love you, forever, Lorne!
findlorne
Senior Member
ImageImageImageImage


member is offline

Avatar

Who killed Lorne?


PM

Gender: Female
Posts: 159
xx Re: Lorne Boulet - July 29, 2001 - NH
« Reply #139 on: May 5th, 2006, 08:37am »

Here is a link regarding the News Broadcast last night....

Investigators not sure how man died
http://www.wmur.com/news/9162685/detail.html
User IP Logged

I love you, forever, Lorne!
findlorne
Senior Member
ImageImageImageImage


member is offline

Avatar

Who killed Lorne?


PM

Gender: Female
Posts: 159
xx Re: Lorne Boulet - July 29, 2001 - NH
« Reply #140 on: May 22nd, 2006, 09:54am »

Lorne's remains should be home this week. Arrangements are planned for the end of the week.........will post details as I get them.

Thank you for all of the continued support!
User IP Logged

I love you, forever, Lorne!
findlorne
Senior Member
ImageImageImageImage


member is offline

Avatar

Who killed Lorne?


PM

Gender: Female
Posts: 159
xx Re: Lorne Boulet - July 29, 2001 - NH
« Reply #141 on: May 22nd, 2006, 8:47pm »

I want to let everyone know that Lorne will be flown home Tuesday or Wednesday of this week.

The arrangements are as follows:

~Calling Hours~
Friday, May 26th from 6:00 - 8:00 pm at Petits Funeral Home (167 Main Street, Pembroke, NH)Saturday, May 27th from 9:00 - 10 :30 am at Petits Funeral Home

Procession immediately following Saturday's hours, to the Graveside Service at 11:00 am at the St. Jean Baptiste Cemetery in Allenstown, NH.

~*~ Feel free to contact me with any questions.

Lorne will be forever loved and never forgotten!
User IP Logged

I love you, forever, Lorne!
looking4carrie2
Global Moderator
ImageImageImageImageImage


member is offline

Avatar




PM

Gender: Male
Posts: 62
xx Re: Lorne Boulet - July 29, 2001 - NH
« Reply #142 on: Jul 29th, 2006, 6:21pm »

User Image

Thinking of Lorne on 7-29-06
Rest peacefully, you are always remembered.
User IP Logged

Aiding in the search for missing people.
findlorne
Senior Member
ImageImageImageImage


member is offline

Avatar

Who killed Lorne?


PM

Gender: Female
Posts: 159
xx Re: Lorne Boulet - July 29, 2001 - NH
« Reply #143 on: Jul 29th, 2006, 8:42pm »

Forever missing Lorne... Huge void that will never be filled...... Questions that need answers.

I love you, forever!
User IP Logged

I love you, forever, Lorne!
findlorne
Senior Member
ImageImageImageImage


member is offline

Avatar

Who killed Lorne?


PM

Gender: Female
Posts: 159
xx Re: Lorne Boulet - July 29, 2001 - NH
« Reply #144 on: Oct 23rd, 2006, 6:59pm »

Article published Oct 23, 2006
Chichester
Discovery, but no relief Six months later, Lorne Boulet's parents wonder what happened
By SARAH LIEBOWITZ
Monitor staff


--------------------------------------------------------------------------------


I
t's been six months since Lorne Boulet's remains were found near Interstate 93 in Concord. Six months that investigators have struggled to recreate the circumstances of Boulet's death. Six months that Boulet's parents, Evelyn and Lorne Sr., have had to grapple with the finality of their son's death, rather than the hope that he could be alive somewhere.

"For us, all our dreams are gone. Now we've got to start over and see if we can make our own dreams. Since he was found, the depression is much worse," Lorne Boulet said. "Sleep doesn't come easy, and morning comes hard."

The Boulets' five-year search - one they dreamed would end with their son walking through the front door - has instead devolved into a search for answers, for any telling detail about the circumstances of their son's death.

On July 29, 2001, Boulet was 21 years old, struggling with schizophrenia, living at his parents' rural Chichester home. That summer evening, he pulled on a white fleece shirt and black fleece pants and set off on his usual walk. He left his cell phone, his wallet and his rottweiler, Sasha, behind.

The Boulets' only child never returned.

---ADVERTISEMENT---

For nearly five years, his parents scoured the country, hiring a bounty hunter and a private investigator when police leads failed. They contacted homeless shelters and distributed DVDs full of home videos and photographs on the off chance that someone would recognize Boulet's toothy grin. They flew cross-country, following tips that went nowhere. In 2004, Boulet's aunt created a website devoted to the case. "We ran ourselves into so much financial debt," Lorne Boulet said.
But in April, their hopes shattered. A Concord resident walking in the woods stumbled across Boulet's remains. They were at the bottom of a 30-foot embankment near Exit 12, accompanied by Boulet's fleece pants and white shirt. Investigators believe that Boulet died shortly after leaving home and assume that he was walking along the highway when he was struck by a car, state police Detective John Sonia said.

He died from a blunt head injury, according to the state medical examiner. The manner of death was deemed an accident.

"They say he didn't suffer," Evelyn Boulet said. "He was struck from behind. He never knew what hit him."

Less than 15 miles away

Now Boulet's parents are wrestling with the fact that for the five years they searched for their son, he was lying by the side of the road less than 15 miles away. His death was the nightmare ending, the outcome they'd pushed from their minds countless times over the years.

Before April, they had clung to the possibility that their son remained alive, even if it meant he was scared and sick, living on the streets. After graduating from Pembroke Academy, Boulet had transformed, his parents said. He gained weight and slept all day. Boulet, who once dreamed of opening a gym, withdrew from his friends. His schizophrenia, which his parents blamed on the drug Ecstasy, made him paranoid; the illness may have spurred him to leave home, they said.

"People don't know what to say to you. One of the things that hurts the most is when they say, 'Now you have closure.' There is no closure," Evelyn Boulet said. "We had more than a lot of parents had, but we wanted more."

She was just a kid herself, a student in high school, when she became pregnant. The family wasn't wealthy. But Evelyn Boulet showered her son with gifts, taking pride in his new sneakers, his outfits. "He used to say when he was younger, 'Ma, why do you talk about me so much?' I'd say, 'You are my life.' "

The silence, as it stretched from months to years, didn't feel right. The family was so close. Every Christmas and birthday during his disappearance, they waited by the phone.

"Had he been out there, he would have called," Lorne Boulet said. After the remains were found, Lorne Boulet built the casket: It was, he said, one of the last things he could give to his son.

Boulet's friends still visit. Many of them have kids now, and jobs and girlfriends. In the summer, they come by to swim and have cookouts in the yard. This month, when Boulet's permanent headstone was finally placed at his grave, they met Boulet's parents at the cemetery.

But for Evelyn and Lorne Boulet, seeing what their son could have been doesn't get easier. Boulet's friends recently brought a photo of themselves to the house.

"I just broke down because right there in the middle, that should've been Lorne," Evelyn Boulet said. "I get jealous because I know I won't get to see his eyes in a little baby."

'We just want to know'

When Evelyn and Lorne Boulet lie in bed at night, they imagine how their son ended up beside the interstate. Was someone too overwhelmed with fear to report the accident? Did someone nod off at the wheel and drift onto the shoulder? Did the driver not notice the hitting someone?

"We're not looking to put somebody in jail. We just want to know what happened to our son," Lorne Boulet said.

Investigators continue to pursue leads. But time isn't on their side.

"Cases are based on physical evidence and information, and the more time passes, the more difficult cases become," said Maj. David Kelley, commander of the investigative services bureau at the state police.

They need people to come forward. It could be someone who remembers anything unusual about a car repair or someone who saw a young man, clad in black and white, walking from Chichester to Concord.

"Just to be able to forgive would help us to move on," Evelyn Boulet said.

Even in death, Boulet fills the house. There are the unopened Christmas presents - five years' worth. There are the shoes on his bedroom floor. Evelyn Boulet used to straighten them when she vacuumed, readying them for her son's return; now she leaves them. Photographs of Boulet as a cherub-faced toddler, a teenager with a cheeky glint in his eyes, mugging with friends, line the walls and cover the fridge.

"I love it when people bring him up. It doesn't make me sad. It makes me happy to remember," Evelyn Boulet said.

When people mention Boulet, she said, "my heart smiles. I feel like Lorne had a purpose."

(If you have any information about Lorne Boulet, call Detective John Sonia at 271-1162.)

------ End of article

By SARAH LIEBOWITZ
http://www.concordmonitor.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?Date=20061023&Category=REPOSITORY&ArtNo=610230301&SectionCat=&Template=printart
User IP Logged

I love you, forever, Lorne!
findlorne
Senior Member
ImageImageImageImage


member is offline

Avatar

Who killed Lorne?


PM

Gender: Female
Posts: 159
xx Re: Lorne Boulet - July 29, 2001 - NH
« Reply #145 on: Feb 10th, 2008, 10:45pm »

Thank you all for all of the support you always showed towards my search. I know that I do not come by often, I should, but I cannot bring myself to. I am drawn to post here and there is no reason to, my purpose is gone. His face sits in front of my monitor looking at me as I type and my heart breaks. I do not know where else to write this, so I came here tonight, to his little spot created by a friend... hope those of you here don't mind... I am also posting, if it works, a photo from his service. The casket was hand built by his father and some of the Pall Bearers.
Well, thank you Jill for not deleting him completely. It is nice to know that though he is gone, he still remains.
Hugs to everyone for remembering Lorne.




User Image
User IP Logged

I love you, forever, Lorne!
Pages: 1 ... 8 9 10  Notify Send Topic Print
« Previous Topic | Next Topic »

Donate $6.99 for 50,000 Ad-Free Pageviews!

| |

This forum powered for FREE by Conforums ©
Sign up for your own Free Message Board today!
Terms of Service | Privacy Policy | Conforums Support | Parental Controls