“He will not tell anybody where she’s at, which is the hardest part,” the grieving mother told the station. “And now that I know that she is gone, I want answers. I want to know where she’s at. I want to know what he did to her.”
According to Avery, Broad seemed like a good friend to Dystynee.
“For him to do what he did, I guess I really don’t know him. Because obviously he’s capable of taking someone’s life,” Avery said.
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Avery, who said her daughter was the kind of person who’d try to cheer you up when you were down, claimed Broad called her on April 3 in a panic, and said that he and Dystynee had had a fight the night before. He allegedly said he awoke to find Dystynee was gone — a story he allegedly also told her boyfriend, Jordan Yarobrough, in a phone call.
Avery called the story “a bunch of B.S., because obviously he had already taken her life. She was already gone.”
Adds Yarobrough, who also spoke to the station: “Ethan had told me four different stories. It didn’t add up.”
A GoFundMe campaign has been launched to assist Dystynee’s family.
Police ask that anyone with any information about Dystynee’s disappearance call Red River Regional Dispatch Center at (701) 451-7660 and ask to speak with a Moorhead Police Department detective.
It was unclear if Broad had appeared in court to enter a plea to the single charge against him.
Information on his attorney was unavailable Monday.
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