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Police and family continue search for Brook Chaboyer

Family, friends, and police continue to search for Brook Chaboyer, who has not been heard from since Feb. 4.

THUNDER BAY - Search efforts continue for missing 51-year-old, Brook Chaboyer, who has not been heard from for a week. There is growing concern for his wellbeing as family members say it is not like him to be out of contact for so long. 

“It’s not right for him to not be in touch with his family. We are very close,” said Lori Chaboyer, Brook Chaboyer’s sister.

Brook was first reported missing on Feb. 8 after his family last heard from him by phone on Feb. 4. According to Lori, Brook keeps in touch with either her or his mother on a daily basis.

A search was organized by Lori along with friends and family of Brook on Monday afternoon in the George Burke Park area.

“We have to do something,” Lori said. “This was a childhood hangout of his and also very close to his apartment. He left without his jacket, we see no sign of his shoes, his phone was at home. It was like he just vanished from his home.”

Thunder Bay Police Service was also at the park searching the area with its aerial drone and it renewed its appeal on Monday to the public for any information that could assist in the search for Brook.  

According to Lori, the family was informed by police that there has been no activity in his bank accounts since Feb. 3, the day before he went missing.

Brook’s family are concerned for his wellbeing and Lori said her brother has struggled with mental health and addiction issues in the past. He was released from the hospital three days before going missing.

“He is a good guy. Everybody loves him as you can see and more people are coming to search,” Lori said. “Whatever condition he is in, we just want him warm, home.”

Brook Chaboyer, 51, is described as Caucasian, standing approximately five feet, six inches tall with a heavy build. He has a fair complexion, short blonde hair, and blue eyes.

Anyone with information about the possible whereabouts of Brook Chaboyer is asked to contact Thunder Bay Police at 684-1200 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 or online at

Lori said additional searches will be organized until he is found.

“We can’t do anything, so we’re going to do something,” she said. “It’s a start.”

Doug Diaczuk

About the Author: Doug Diaczuk

Doug Diaczuk is a reporter and award-winning author from Thunder Bay. He has a master’s degree in English from Lakehead University
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