“...I'm I the only one who's noticed the similarities between this disappearance and the Brian Shaffer disappearance ? In both instances, there are 2 men and one woman out on the town. The missing men were both drunk. The missing men were both very tired, TD from long hours at work, BS from med school exams. The male friends' behaviours are dubious at best. ” Yes! I was thinking the same thing today. In 2006 Brian Shaffer disappeared in the same general area of Columbus, at least within about 7 miles. He was last seen in a bar near campus. Both men were of a similar age and just vanished. I think there is a remote possibility the two incidents are related, even though so many years have gone by.