Renee Shaffer, Brian's mother passes away
Brian's mother was battling with a rare form of cancer. Brian and his mother were very close, and it was hard for Brian to handle her death.
Parent of Victim
Sibling of Victim
Spring break begins
The Ohio State University
Evening: Brian and his father, Randy, go out for dinner together.
Randy noted that Brian seemed exhausted from the week full of midterms.
9:30pm: Brian meets Clint at the Ugly Tuna Saloona
Ugly Tuna Saloona
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10:00pm: Brian calls his girlfriend, Alexis Waggoner
Alexis has stated that the conversation was normal, and Brian ended the call saying that he loved her
Late Night: Brian and Clint go bar-hopping
Clint states that each of them had one shot of hard liquor at each bar.
Overnight: After midnight, the pair meet Meredith Reed, a friend of Clint.
Meredith gives Brian and Clint a ride back to the Ugly Tuna Saloona and joined them for their final round of drinks.
The Short North Bar
1:15am: Brian, Clint, and Meredith are seen on CCTV arriving at the Ugly Tuna Saloona
1:55am: Brian is seen for the last time on CCTV.
Brian is seen on security footage outside of the bar talking to two unknown women before saying goodbye. After this, Brian seems to move as if he was going back into the bar on an escalator.
Overnight: Clint and Meredith get separated from Brian
The three agree that they were ready to leave, and Brian tells Clint that he was going to go up to the stage area. After this, Brian got separated from the group. They were unable to reach him via phone call.
2:00am: The Ugly Tuna Saloona Bar Closes
Clint and Meredith exit the bar with the rest of the crowd and wait outside for Brian to exit. After waiting, the two assume that Brian had walked home.
Early Morning: Clint and Meredith attempt to call Brian later that night and throughout that weekend with no answer
2:00pm: Alexis returns from out of town and goes to Brian's apartment
Brian is not at his apartment, and his car is in the parking lot. Alexis stays at Brian's apartment over the weekend in case he comes home. Nothing had been disturbed in his home.
General Area of Brian's Apartment
Alexis calls Randy, Brian's father and informs him that she is unable to reach Brian
Randy, Brian's father informs his son Derek about Brian's disappearance. Randy asks Derek to visit Brian's apartment to see if Brian is home.
Brian misses his flight to Miami
Brian and his girlfriend, Alexis, had planned to spend their spring break in Miami, however he never showed up at the airport for their flight.
Brian is reported missing
The police investigation begins
Unknown person breaks into Brian's apartment
Alexis is called by police to visit the apartment and see if anything was missing. Police determined that there was no connection to his disappearance. Nothing was missing from the apartment other than some DVDs
Alexis calls Brian's cell phone (an everyday occurance), and his phone rings for the first time since his disappearance.
Brian's phone was on the Cingular Network. The provider explained his phone may have rung because of two reasons: a glitch, and the possibility his phone might have been powered on at that time. The call originated from Hilliard, OH.
Randy Shaffer died in a tragic accident.
Randy Shaffer was struck by a falling tree during a severe storm and was killed
A message was left on Randy's obituary webpage from someone claiming to be Brian
The message stated: "Dad, I love you. Love, Brian. - US Virgin Islands". Police checked the IP address of the message and concluded that the message was a hoax.