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    Brian C. Carrick (17) - Johnsburg IL, 2002

    Vital Statistics at Time of Disappearance
    Missing Since: December 20, 2002 from Johnsburg, Illinois
    Classification: Endangered Missing
    Date Of Birth: September 13, 1985
    Age: 17 years old
    Height and Weight: 5'9, 135 pounds
    Distinguishing Characteristics: Brown curly hair, brown eyes. Carrick has a surgical scar on his chest.
    Clothing Description: A black Adidas jacket with several white stripes on the sleeves from the shoulder down to the wrists, blue jeans and an orange sweatshirt.
    Medical Conditions: Carrick has a heart condition and may be in need of medical attention.

    Details of Disappearance
    Carrick left his home in the 4000 block of North Johnsburg Road in Johnsburg, Illinois between 6:30 and 7:00 p.m. on December 20, 2002 and headed across the street to Val's Foods, where he worked as a stocker. He had asked a coworker to switch hours with him that night, but was turned down. No one saw Carrick leave the store. He was reported missing by his parents at 2:45 p.m. the next day. They had noticed his absence at 8:00 a.m. that morning, but had thought he was at work until 11:45 when someone from Val's Foods called them and they realized Carrick was not there.

    The day after Carrick's disappearance, an employee at Val's Foods discovered a pool of about a half-liter of watery blood in the produce cooler. He told his boss, who thought it was meat drippings (excess meat at Val's Foods was occasionally stored in the produce cooler, particularly around Christmastime) and had him clean it up. Only after Carrick was reported missing did anyone realize the significance of the find, but by then the blood was gone. Additional drops of blood were located both inside and outside the cooler, on several produce boxes throughout the store, and on some boxes that had been put in the trash compactor. DNA testing confirmed that the blood was Carrick's.

    Carrick appeared to be in good spirits the day he disappeared. He cashed his paycheck, bought pizza, and told a cashier he planned to rent some videos. His family and friends say it is uncharacteristic of him to leave without warning. He is described as a well-behaved teenager and an exemplary employee. He was a junior at Johnsburg High School at the time that he disappeared. When he vanished he left behind about $1000 in the bank which he had saved from years of working at various jobs such as lawn-mowing and at Val's Foods. Investigators believe his disappearance may have been drug-related. Carrick could probably not have used drugs due to his heart condition, but police are exploring the possibility that he was selling them. His parents do not believe he was involved with drugs, but several of Carrick's friends have allegedly been involved.

    Police suspect foul play in Carrick's case; they believe he was beaten to death inside the store but the perpetrator may not have meant for him to die. His family also believes he was murdered, and have held a memorial mass for him. Carrick is the eleventh child of fourteen in his family, eight of whom have worked at Val's Foods. His case remains unsolved.

    Some reports state that Carrick was last seen walking to a video store.

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