United Cajun Navy now working ‘privately’ with Sebastian Rogers’ household after loss of life threats | EUROtoday

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A gaggle which says it acquired loss of life threats over its involvement within the case of lacking Tennessee teenager Sebastian Rogers says it’s nonetheless engaged on the case, regardless of halting searches.

In an interview with The Independent on Monday, the United Cajun Navy’s spokesperson Kevin LaFond mentioned the threats made to the organisation’s members have been “much louder in volume” than they’d ever identified earlier than.

“In fact, we’ve never had the situation occur before,” Mr LaFond mentioned after UCN introduced it was stopping its seek for the 15-year-old in Hendersonville on Friday.

“No volunteer’s information is ever given out or anything like that, but those folks can certainly arrive on the scene and cause a problem and a ruckus,” he continued.

“We had that situation arise, both with folks again in person and then online, including personalities online that were fanning the flames, which I don’t care to discuss those people by name.”

Mr LaFond mentioned legislation enforcement was now coping with the threats and that UCN was now concerned in Sebastian’s case privately, working together with his household.

The teenager, who has autism, has not been seen since he went to mattress at his mom’s residence on 25 February.

Katie Proudfoot and her husband Chris Proudfoot knowledgeable the Sumner County Sheriff’s Office on 26 February that Sebastian was lacking, after she discovered his mattress empty that morning.

He disappeared with out a hint and there have been no sightings since.

(Tennessee Bureau of Investigation)

When the search stretched into a number of weeks, Sebastian’s father Seth Rogers was a type of to contact UCN and ask for his or her assist, after their involvement within the seek for Riley Strain in close by Nashville.

However, their marketed organised searches didn’t get underway instantly early final week, with the group asking for useful resource donations and help to begin with.

This appeared to spark questions on-line, with some elevating issues a couple of lack of urgency, whereas others mentioned the group was a “scam”.

“The word hurtful comes up. The other is uninformed,” Mr LaFond mentioned of these accusations. “Folks that know the United Cajun Navy know that there’s proof in our words everywhere and it’s not hard to find it.”

The group has been concerned in a number of lacking individuals circumstances however primarily gained its repute for aiding in assist efforts following pure disasters.

After a couple of days of coping with hypothesis and finally threats, UCN referred to as off its on-the-ground search efforts on Friday.

Mr LaFond advised The Independent that his organisation is true to its phrase once they say they need an end result.

“If the outcome is difficult to reach by us being front and centre, which is usually very helpful, [but] in this particular situation, it didn’t turn out to be, so it’s our job to regroup and say ‘what’s a better strategy?’” he continued.

“We’ve decided that is to do things privately, without a bunch of hype, without discussing it and working directly with the family and the local authorities in a private manner.”

When requested concerning the social media exercise round Sebastian’s case, Mr LaFond mentioned that “some people go out there to get answers, some go out to get views and likes, you know, and we’re not those people.”

He mentioned that moderately than coping with theories, “living in facts” was the one technique to remedy circumstances.

The spokesperson promised extra updates within the coming days on Sebastian’s case, whereas the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation has not responded to requests for touch upon the threats made to UCN members.