Brianna Vibert

‘We are keeping hope alive’: Young mom mysteriously vanishes, family desperate for answers

Brianna Vibert’s mother told CrimeOnline that her daughter was dealing with an abusive boyfriend and friends before she vanished

A family is desperate for answers more than a year after a Michigan mother-of-four reportedly vanished from a Flint gas station.

WNEM reported in November that Crime Stoppers of Flint offered a $2,500 cash reward for information that leads authorities to Brianna Vibert. Vibert was 24 when she vanished from a Mobile gas station on South Saginaw Street during the early hours of July 15, 2017.

On the night of July 14, Vibert reportedly left the home after getting into an argument with her boyfriend. Laura Nail, the girlfriend of the missing mother’s ex-husband, told CrimeOnline that Vibert’s current boyfriend claimed she was screaming and throwing things, incensed because her children weren’t able to visit. Nail explained that the mother-of-four was denied visitation because her home lacked running water due to a broken well.

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Vibert was reportedly spotted at two gas stations before she vanished without a trace. After leaving the home, Vibert went to a Marathon Gas on Miller Road, somewhere she was familiar with as she often went there to charge her phone or use the bathroom, according to Nail.

Nail said surveillance video from the Marathon gas station reportedly showed a “panicked, anxious” Vibert with blood on the inside of her right forearm. Her boyfriend allegedly claimed that during their argument, Vibert grabbed a knife and cut her arm.

Brianna Vibert
Brianna Vibert [Image: Facebook]
The mother-of-four is said to have asked a man for a ride to a restaurant and left the gas station with him. Vibert is said to have visited a local adult entertainment club where she previously worked as a shot girl. According to Nail, employees said she arrived in “pretty bad shape” and left with the man who gave her a ride at the Marathon hours earlier.

The trail goes cold after Vibert’s spotting at a Mobile gas station at 2:45 a.m. on July 15. Nail told CrimeOnline that surveillance cameras there appear to catch her stumbling while holding onto shelves to stay upright. Afterward, Nail said she was filmed walking in the parking lot—with the man who she had gotten multiple rides from traveling in the opposite direction.

It wasn’t until days later when police reportedly found a bag of Vibert’s personal belongings in a ditch located not far from her Flint home. Nail said there’s speculation that the mother-of-four was asking a friend for a ride and had planned to retrieve the bag but never did.

This past summer, Vibert’s mother, Bobbi Jo Stone, told WNEM that she fears her daughter was taken against her will. In her conversation with CrimeOnline this week, Stone revealed a “very tenuous stressful relationship” between her daughter and her boyfriend at the time which entailed physical abuse at the hands of the boyfriend.

“Oftentimes when her friends would reach out to offer her assistance he would threaten them with bodily harm if they helped her,” Stone said of the boyfriend, adding that Vibert called her crying several times.

Stone, who lives in New York, went on to tell CrimeOnline that her daughter wouldn’t answer her phone for weeks after she would offer help. Stone also claimed her daughter was also dealing with the reemergence of friends who Stone described as problematic.

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“She also had reconnected with some people from her past that were abusive and manipulative to her and she struggled with her relationship with those individuals,” she said.

Stone said there are no new updates regarding her daughter’s case. However, she did call attention to the man who allegedly picked Vibert up, alleging that he was in possession of her phone for six days before charging and turning it on—alerting police. However, Stone mentioned the man, who she called the “guy with the red Aztek,” was cleared as a suspect in her daughter’s disappearance.

Vibert was described as standing 5-foot-9, weighing 140 pounds, with a pierced nose and ears, and “family” tattooed on her right shoulder and tattoos on both wrists. She was last seen wearing a cream-colored top, black capris pants, and flip-flops, according to WNEM.

This is an ongoing investigation. Anyone with information regarding Brianna Vibert’s whereabouts can call Detective Hart with Flint Township police at 810-600-3250 or Crime Stoppers at 10-800-422-JAIL.

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