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    Columbus, OH

    On April 1, 2006, Brian Randall Shaffer disappeared without an apparent reason. The last known contact was at 1:55 AM, when Shaffer was having drinks with friends at a local Ohio State University (OSU) bar in Columbus, Ohio. For additional information regarding this victim, refer to the National Missing and Unidentified Persons System (NamUs) missing person database, case report number MP#1709.

    Shaffer plays guitar and is a medical student.

    Shaffer has a Peal Jam tattoo on his upper right arm. He has a dot on the iris of his left eye.

    Age: 27 at time of incident Hair: Brown
    Eyes: Hazel
    Height: 6'2"
    Weight: 160 to 165 pounds Sex: Male
    Race: White