Sunday, October 30, 2016

Thank You Message From Autumn Sanville's Parents

Help Find Autumn Sanville's photo.
Help Find Autumn Sanville

First, we’d like to thank everyone for their support and willingness to help over the past three weeks.

In what was easily the worst time in our lives, this community rallied together to help find our daughter, and we are truly humbled and amazed by your love and unwavering support. We have Autumn with us now. While this story ended much better than we anticipated, there are other missing girls out there who won’t have such happy endings, and our thoughts are with them too, right now.

As you may have read, Autumn was found at her boyfriend’s father’s house. The police have been in contact with her boyfriend, who is an adult, several times throughout the investigation, but he denied knowing Autumn’s whereabouts each time. The VSP are labeling this a criminal investigation. We are sad that Autumn chose to leave on her own and did not reach out to us. There is a long road ahead of us, and our family will need time and professional help to ensure something like this doesn’t happen again. We need to heal and deal with the consequences of what has occurred.

We hope Autumn's story will help other parents become more involved in their children's lives, learn who their friends are and learn to talk to them. We have just arrived home and have barely come to learn of the circumstances in Autumn’s disappearance ourselves. We can’t answer any questions right now. We know that you have become emotionally invested in Autumn’s story, and felt it was right to provide as detailed of an update as we could, and we hope this serves as just that. In addition, we will be refunding all money received through the GoFundMe account.

Again, from the bottom of our hearts, we want to thank you for all the support, encouragement, prayers, and loyalty you have shown not just as a community, but across the United States. While we need time to triage and rebuild our family, we wanted to first put out this update of gratitude to you. 💙💙


  1. My son went missing at 16, the trail led to his biological father, whom we hadn't been in contact with in 14 yrs, but who's whereabouts were no secret. Unfortunately, when contacted, the man denied any knowledge of the boy. Mothers instinct told me differently, and with my families help, we brought my son back home. We all do crazy things as kids, and obviously, also as adults.Ecstatic that my son was alive and well, I chose to let it all go and move forward, and over these ensuing 21 yrs, Everytime I see an Amber Alert, I pray for outcomes such as yours and mine. Our kids are the lucky ones, and may your story continue to be one of unconditional love.

  2. I am so very happy that there was a safe return of your daughter. Sending all positive thoughts your way in your journey rebuilding your family.

  3. I am glad that your daughter is safely back home . I woiuld hope that she understands what you as a family and your community have gone through during the time she was missing . I woiuld hope that the Vermont State police file charges at the fullest extent of the law against the supposed boy friend who was nothing more than a manipulating lying litte weasal , he needs to spend some time behind bars to comprehend his actions in this case .If it was my son ,If this was my daughter , he would be in the hospitol with numerous broken bones as I write this , Guaranteed ,