BRIAN SHAFFER IS STILL MISSING.
On the night of Friday, March 31 2006; Brian Shaffer, a 27 year old 2nd year medical student at OSU went out with friends to have a few drinks and celebrate the beginning of Spring break 2006. Brian and his friends are seen in the surveillance tape at 1:15 am outside of the Ugly Tuna Saloona. Brian is seen again at 1:55 talking with two girls at the top of the escalator. He appears to say 'bye' and turns towards the bar, he then disappears from the camera's view. He has not been seen since.
At around 9:30pm, the men headed to the Ugly Tuna Saloona, a bar located near the OSU campus. At 9:56pm, Brian called Alexis -his girlfriend- who at the time was visiting her family in Toledo, OH. He told her he loved her and that he would see her when she came back to Columbus; the two had planned on taking a vacation to Miami and were scheduled to leave for Florida on Monday, April 3rd. Shortly after talking to Alexis, Brian and his friend walked down to the Arena District in Columbus, OH; they stopped at the North Short Tavern and then went to Brother's where they met with other friends. One of the friends drove them back to the Ugly Tuna Saloona, where they are seen in the surveillance tape at 1:15 am. The next time Brian is seen on cameras, he was outside of the Ugly Tuna, at the top of the escalator, talking with two girls; he appears to say 'bye' and turns towards the bar, he then disappears from the camera's view and has not been seen since.
The Search and Investigation
Numerous searches have been conducted including the construction area by the Ugly Tuna Saloona, numerous locations close to his disappearance including help from Texas Equusearch and numerous search agencies in the Ohio area but to no avail. At one point, the police were looking for an individual seen on the escalator (the man with the orange sweater) - this has been ruled out and not considered linked to Brian's case. Conversations have been had with the 2 girls who were outside the bar speaking with Brian but they were not able to provide any additional information to help locate Brian.
A reward of up to $25,500 is currently been offered for information leading to the whereabouts of Brian R. Shaffer.
Anyone with information about Brian's disappearance can leave an anonymous tip at 1-877-645-TIPS (8477).
Facts of Interest
Name/age: Brian Shaffer, 27
College: Ohio State University Medical School
Physical description: 6' 2," 160#, hazel eyes, brown hair tattoo with Pearl Jam symbol on upper right arm
Last seen: 04/01/06 Ugly Tuna Saloona (1546 North High Street), Short North Tavern (674 N High St), Brother's (477 North Park Street), then back to Ugly Tuna Saloona (1546 North High Street)