The search for a missing Canadian teenager takes another twist.

It has been 14 months since Thomas Brown, 18, went missing, but hope for his return is not lost.

Dissatisfied with the sheriff’s investigation, Brown’s family has hired a private investigator to aid in the search.

Now, they are getting word that the attorney general’s office may be getting involved.

It’s something you’ll see all over town. Trees adorned with yellow ribbons, or just about anything in town, with a singular message; Come home, Thomas.

Friends and family are no closer to finding out what happened the night Thomas went missing.

“So I believe that if the attorney general will simply take over the case. That it is fresh eyes. It’s completely different than anything that’s involved up to this point,” said Penny Meek, Brown’s mother.

Meek said an investigator with the sheriff’s office informed her that they had written a letter to the attorney general about the case, but the AG’s office will not confirm whether they are investigating this or any case.

It’s uncertain what kind of help they would provide other than access to missing person data, but at this point, Meek will take what she can get.

“You know, I say all the time that I am going to be hopeful until I know something different, and I always talk about Thomas in present tense until I have something confirmed that says he’s not. That’s just how we’re gonna go with it,” Meek said.

Meek has hired a private investigator but that has not turned up anything that could tell us what happened the night Thomas went missing.

Thomas was last seen the night before Thanksgiving 2016.

Investigators were able to track his movements up until his disappearance shortly before midnight.