The Death of Brad Bergeron
Brad Bergeron, was he murdered or was it a suicide?
On September 10, 2003, Brenda Robichaux discovered her 18-year-old son, Brad Bergeron, lying motionless on his bed in their trailer in rural Louisiana.
Brad had been shot in the head, with the family's shotgun, which lay near his body.
Brenda dropped to her knees and screamed "Why?"
Initially local police were thinking suicide, but left open the possibility of foul play. There were too many unanswered questions surrounding Brad's death, to rule it one way or the other.
Every 100 minutes a teenager commits suicide.
Murder Or Suicide?
Brad died at 18
Determined to know what happened to her son, Brenda turned to America's Most Wanted.
AMW brought together a team of experts: Ron Antoci, a retired NYPD detective, and Don Frangipani, one of the country's top forensic investigators. They traveled to Louisiana's bayou to see what they could uncover.
Through exhaustive interviews and forensic testing, they determined, unfortunately, that Brad Bergeron had indeed committed suicide.
Brad's mother finds it almost impossible to understand why.
Every 100 Minutes a Teenager Commits Suicide
Brad Bergeron is one example of a little known statistic -- every 100 minutes a teenager commits suicide.
The numbers are startling and for parents like Brad's mother, Brenda, mind-numbing. What, if anything, can parents do?
AMW.COM wants you to know the warning signs.
Brad was interested in joining the armed services since he was a boy.
Brad was always an upbeat person around his friends
Brad's parents Brenda and Benny with AMW investigator Ron Antoci
Brenda helps AMW investigator Don Frangipani in recreating the shooting
Don Frangipani sprays Brad's bedroom walls with luminal
Luminol reveals blood spatter on the wall behind