Brian Shaffer Missing – Help Locate Brian Shaffer
Nearly 15 years after an Ohio State University medical student disappeared from a campus-area bar, investigators are releasing a new photo they hope will lead to answers.
Brian Shaffer was 27 when he was last seen around 2 a.m. on April 1, 2006 inside the since-closed Ugly Tuna Saloona in the North High Street area. Shaffer was seen on cameras inside the bar shortly before 2 a.m. talking to two women, but then walked away. He is not seen on camera footage leaving the bar and he hasn’t been seen since.
Shaffer was last seen wearing jeans, a blue or green striped shirt and tennis shoes. He is 6 feet 2 inches tall, around 170 pounds, with brown hair and hazel eyes.
Unsolved mystery: 10 years later, Brian Shaffer still Missing.
“We would like to thank BCI and their forensic artists who worked tirelessly on the age-progression image of Brian Shaffer,” Interim Columbus police Chief Michael Woods said. “We would like to find every person from our missing persons cases, and believe this is another step in hopes that we can find Mr. Shaffer.”
Since his disappearance, Shaffer’s case has been the subject of podcast episodes, featured on television shows and has its own Wikipedia page.
In 2020, a photograph of a homeless man in Mexico was sent to the FBI for facial recognition software to be used to determine if it was Shaffer. The FBI determined it was not him.
Anyone with information about the case is asked to call the Columbus Division of Police at 614-645-2358.