- May 25, 2014
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There’s another photo a family member has shared of a “lookalike” I wonder if you’ve seen. It’s extremely compelling. The man is playing guitar.
I personally don’t believe Brian took off.
But I do think it’s very interesting that one of the people he spoke to, the day of his disappearance at that, lives (or lived) very close to where he was last seen. I didn’t know this.
I believe that IF he did in fact run away, then he must have had help from someone, as in housing him. I don’t see how he could be just wandering the streets while the CPD used an extraordinary amount of resources (as per Hurst) to locate him. Only for this guy to just be wandering around, broad daylight, in plain view.
The amount of coincidences and questions about this case are insane. Just a few, off the top of my head..
Is it a coincidence that someone he called that day lived (or lives) very close to the last known location he was at?
Is it a coincidence, that the one guy allegedly not seen leaving the bar, is the same guy still missing almost 16 years later?
is it a coincidence that he became unreachable almost immediately after he was last seen on CCTV?
Is it a coincidence, that he did not turn in the cheque for next semester’s tuition?
Is it a coincidence that he talked to his girlfriend about moving on, running away and then he seemingly vanishes?
is it a coincidence that his phone “rang” all those months later?
Is it a coincidence that it was the 2nd time going to the UTS that night?
Why is the main focus surrounding Clint and that he must know where Brian is and what happened to him? When it is now known that Brian was with other people that night.
Based on the sounds of their friendship, it does not sound like Brian and Clint were these inseparable friends, yet it is assumed by many that Clint is just walking around all these years later, strongly holding onto this secret that he knows Brian ran away and he’s committed, by any means necessary, to harbour this secret? For what? If he knew Brian probably took off, why not just say “Yeah, he talked about it but he never mentioned where”
I could keep going.
Right. Even if he had the equipment, when you enlarge an image, it pixelates and distorts the image. If he took grainy CCTV footage and enlarged it to life-size, recognizing facial features enough to identify specific individuals and/or equivocally rule out specific individuals does not seem likely. I’d never really thought of it like that before, but it makes sense.
Very good post! Speaking in general of people who run away. You don't need money. Could give you many examples of people who walked away with nothing to be found 15 plus years later. Brian was a smart guy I'm sure he would have made it. So yes either him or at least his phone was very near the apt that the number matched I'm certain of that. I'll probably send Hurst the info but it will be like telling him the weather. I'm guessing he already knew.
I don't think the way Brian left had anything to so with his disappearance and I'd bet he went out that way before. He knew the band so he may have gone that way with them before.
I'd like to know the last time that Brian was at the UT. He hadn't talked to Clint in a while so I'm assuming he was going out with other friends possibly the guys he met there that night. I think Brian may have had those plans all along and never did plan on going to the professors house. Clint was the one who called Meredith to give them a ride. I know that Brian didn't really care for her so that's another reason for Brian to ditch them.
If Brian would have went out the front door he would have made a quick left walked about 30 feet made another left and walked the length of that building and ended up right at the corner by Wendy's so there's really not much difference as far as walking distance and there would be no cameras either.
He knew the band? Also interesting.
definitely, even if we find out 100% what happened to Brian I’m sure there will still be many unanswered questions and coincidences. Obviously something happened to Brian. Whether dead or alive, he certainly didn’t just vanish into thin air lol.
You seem to have a connection to this case and have a lot of knowledge on it! May I ask what you opinion is on what happened to Brian?
Where is this picture? I’m not sure if I’ve seen it or not, but would like to see it. TIAGreat post.
I listened to a podcast (maybe Unfound?) and a woman on the podcast talked about that picture with the 4 dudes wear sunglasses. She tracked down the guys by phone number and one (or more) of them were in that picture. Apparently one of the men on Facebook was very cooperative with her until she asked if one of the men in the picture was Brian.
It really sounds like these men know something. Not saying they did anything to Brian but one would have to imagine they are an important piece since Brian called them. One would also assume LE already spoke with them? Seems too easy to miss that considering he called them.
That's the photo the I was referring to when I said I had identified that man. Here's one of him. I drew some glasses on him.
Thank you embufum. So now we know it’s not Brian.That's the photo the I was referring to when I said I had identified that man. Here's one of him. I drew some glasses on him.
Thank you embufum. So now we know it’s not Brian.
I’m sure you’re right and I just forgot. The last two years have been like they have never been before. It’s as though I’ve been in a time warp.You're welcome. I'm not sure why this rumor keeps persisting. I thought it was established a long time ago that this wasn't Brian. I can't remember but I think I posted this info 2 or 3 years ago. Just to clarify I have identified every person in that photo.
The question is how long was Brian was in possession of his phone? I find it unlikely that someone he knew would so easily be able to get rid of a body but be stupid enough to let his phone ping. This does IMO suggest that Brian was with his phone
I totally agree with that.
The phone thing is interesting to me, because on the other hand, if he took off, I don’t understand why he would keep his phone. Car was left behind, glasses (from what I have read), phone charger plugged into the wall. If someone really wants to leave everything behind and start over, I don’t see the need to hang onto this phone. From what I understand, that September call when it pinged in Hilliard was the only time it rang after his disappearance and that every time before that, it went straight to voicemail? Any idea how this explains the pings, if the phone was previously off? Just seems too unlikely to me that his phone was on but managed to have it with him every time someone attempted to call him and he sent it to voicemail lol but then again, I’m no technology expert. I have always learned towards some kind of unusual misadventure, but I just can’t understand the phone pings.
Also, do you know when these guys Brian met up with on his 2nd round to the UTS, left for the night? It’s interesting more light isn’t shed on them.