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#1 CM4S

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Posted 28 March 2012 - 10:10 PM

I was just on MOCPages and saw this message stated at the top:

Real life emergency: Our community member Heather Braaten is missing. Read more here and help if you can.

The link goes to a Flickr photo of Heather, followed by this description:

Hi Sorry to bring such startling news but our close friend and staple of the LEGO community is missing. Her name is Heather Braaten and went by HeatherLEGOgirl here online. A couple months ago she removed her flickr, facebook, and MOCPages profiles but now her mother has called a fellow LEGO fan this morning stating that she was missing and has been since last Tuesday. Police are on the search but her family would like to know her whereabouts any way possible. Here is a photo of her.

If anyone knows her whereabouts or knows when you contacted her last, please chime in here. And if Heather you are out there, please let us know. You have a lot of people worried about you, honey.

Any knowledge of her well being would be appreciated. Thanks in advance

Lino, Dave, Stacy, and the rest of the AFOL Community

p.s. You can contact us here via comments or Flickr mail.


The photo is here.

This is such sad news, I had to share it with everyone.

I pray for her and her family..

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#2 Legocrazy81

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Posted 28 March 2012 - 10:15 PM

That's not good that she got rid of those accounts. Hopefully that was just a coincidence. My thoughts and prayers aimed at her family.
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#3 LEGOman273

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Posted 30 March 2012 - 03:34 AM

I just read on Brickset.com that EB member Legogirl76 (Heather Braaten) has gone missing. The LUG community is being urged to do anything they can to find her.

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#4 prateek

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Posted 30 March 2012 - 04:05 AM

Sad news indeed. Hopefully she turns up safe and sound. This has already been posted here.

#5 Brickdoctor

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Posted 30 March 2012 - 04:06 AM

Already posted here.

#6 LEGOman273

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Posted 30 March 2012 - 04:45 AM

View Postprateek, on 30 March 2012 - 04:05 AM, said:

Sad news indeed. Hopefully she turns up safe and sound. This has already been posted here.


View PostBrickdoctor, on 30 March 2012 - 04:06 AM, said:

Already posted here.
Sorry. I didn't think to check General Discussion.
Would a MOD merge these threads, please? :sweet:
Thank you.

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#7 meyerc13

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Posted 30 March 2012 - 11:13 PM

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This really hits close to home.  She's the same age as my wife, has two kids just like we do, suffers from depression (as does my wife)...  I really hope this has a positive ending.  Clearly she's cared for by many people.

I know with depression everyone assumes the worst case, but during one bad period my wife flew half way across the country on a plane ticket bought by a friend - unbeknownst to most of her family and friends, leaving me with our 1 year old child.  Thankfully she realized that running away wasn't the solution to her problems and she came back and got help and deeply regrets that incident.  But don't assume the worst because a severely depressed mind can make irrational decisions, even moreso if medication changes are involved.

Heather - if you are out there reading this, please let someone know you are okay even if you don't want to be found.
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Posted 02 April 2012 - 10:40 PM

Some sad news

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Missing local woman Heather Braaten was found dead on Sunday afternoon. No other details are available at this time. Heather was a popular member of the Seattle LEGO community. Our hearts go out to Ms. Braaten’s friends and family.
Condolences to the family.

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Posted 02 April 2012 - 10:48 PM

Really, really sad :cry_sad:. The whole Eurobricks Staff sends their thoughts, prayers and condolences to her family & friends.

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#10 dr_spock

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Posted 02 April 2012 - 11:06 PM

Very sad.   :cry_sad:

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Posted 02 April 2012 - 11:29 PM

Heard about this earlier today and just couldn't bring myself to sharing the news... I just felt gutted, and I still do. :cry_sad:

Heather was one of the very first AFOLs I had any kind of contact with, thanks to MOCPages. Naturally, she was also a great source of inspiration as well. Same as the entire LEGO community, I will really miss her, even though I never knew her in person -- but I hope she's in a better place now. My heart goes out to her family...
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Posted 02 April 2012 - 11:46 PM

So sad, my condolences to her family and friends. :sadnew:

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Posted 03 April 2012 - 02:14 AM

I just found out.  :cry_sad:

My condolences to her family.

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Posted 03 April 2012 - 03:36 AM

Terrible. :cry_sad:

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Posted 03 April 2012 - 05:08 AM

Bummer. :sceptic: Sad news indeed. Looks like she going to be greatly missed. Her family and friends are in my thoughts...
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Posted 03 April 2012 - 12:44 PM

R.I.P. Heather. Condolences go out to the Braaten family. :cry_sad:

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Posted 03 April 2012 - 01:34 PM

Wow, I was really hoping for a much different ending to this story! RIP Heather. Condolences to your friends and family! They will be in my prayers!

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Posted 04 April 2012 - 06:19 PM

I really don't know how to express my feelings...may she rest in peace.  :cry_sad:
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Posted 05 April 2012 - 02:03 AM

Such terrible news. Rest in peace. :(

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Posted 05 April 2012 - 03:36 AM

Very sad indeed. Condolences to family and friends, may she be in a better place   Posted Image
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Posted 05 April 2012 - 10:25 AM

Rest in peace Heather. :cry_sad:

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Posted 08 April 2012 - 10:49 AM

Rest in peace, Heather :( .
So sad...
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