http://www.nampn.org/cases/carrick_brian.html Brian C. Carrick 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 # Height: 5'9" # Weight: 135 lbs. # Hair Color: Brown # Eye Color: Brown # Race: White # Gender: Male # Distinguishing Characteristics: Curly hair. Surgical scar on chest. # Medical Conditions: Heart condition which may require medical attention. # Clothing: Black Adidas jacket with stripes on the sleeves from the shoulder to the waist, an orange sweatshirt, and blue jeans. # Case Number: USILM02F0887 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 morning after Brian's disappearance, a stock boy at Val's found a pool of blood in a walk-in freezer in the produce department and alerted the store manager. The manager said he saw the blood, which was diluted with water dripping from an overhead cooling unit. He told the stock boy to mop it up. The manager, who at the time was not aware Brian was missing, said he assumed the blood came from raw meat stored in the cooler. It was enough blood "that he had to mop it up three times with a mop and wring it out each time". Detectives were able to get traces of blood from the mopped floor. DNA tests confirmed that blood was Brian's. In May 2003, Brian's mother held an assembly at his high school to ask for information from the student body. Police received a few calls afterward, but no solid leads. Brian was one of 14 children in his family. Foul play is strongly suspected, and officers have not ruled out drugs as a possible motive. ************************ Nice article about Brian's mom and how they are coping here: http://www.nwherald.com/CommunitySection/klapperich/338510193669813.php Exerpt: The mother of 14 children, including Brian, Terry Carrick knows whereof she speaks when it comes to the different phases and difficulties that can arise. She has no delusions that Brian was perfect, she says. But he was an enterprising kid, friendly to others at school, hardworking, a boy with a stolen and untold future. Although she appreciates kind thoughts, words and prayers, Terry Carrick requires no sympathy, so certain is she that God, in his time, will reveal the truth. She prays for forgiveness for those who know but have not revealed what became of Brian. She prays for them to gain the courage to speak. All signs point to foul play. Yet Terry prays for forgiveness for those involved.