17. Brian Shaffer Part 2

We conclude our investigation into the disappearance of Brian Shaffer. But do any of the theories of what happened hold water?

4 thoughts on “17. Brian Shaffer Part 2

  1. I’ve lived in Columbus since 1991, and Brian’s story continues to fascinate me. Loved listening to Brett and Alice discuss this case. Literally every single time the news teases a story about a body being found, my wife and I look at each other and say “maybe it’s Brian Schaeffer.”

    PS Loved your attempt at OH-IO during Episode 1


  2. Love your pod, guys. Brilliant perspective. One thing about this case that you didn’t mention, and that adds just a little context to his state of mind: I think I’m correct in remembering that the girls he spoke to outside the bar informed police that he had asked for their phone number (s)? If that is the case, we have a slightly different picture of guys state of mind at the time (drunk? not as completely ready for marriage/commitment as we tend to think?) It might not change anything about the case, but if that is what the girls reported to police (rather than just a speculation that he was flirting with them, of course) then it might be worth adding into the mix. Thanks for all your work on this superb podcast!


  3. Brian’s case haunts me…I think because I have a son who is a musician and just going off to college, and because I also love Pearl Jam so I felt a connection. As a girl my mother always told me to never ever leave a situation without my friends…I have pounded into my son’s brain that he needs to always let someone know if he’s leaving or what his intentions are, I feel like with men we seem to not worry as much about their safety. I was hoping for new info on Brian when I listened to this episode, because it is such a mystery; great coverage and I loved listening to your perspective…I think that there is just no way that there were cameras at every angle…the cell phone ping is puzzling…


  4. You guys did a great job with this! I’ve lived in Columbus for most of my life, and this case mystifies me… there are literally cameras everywhere on campus- it would be so hard to avoid detection. One thing I wanted to correct- the comment left on his dads obit was traced to a library in Franklin County- which you said was near OSU- but Franklin County is the county that Columbus and OSU is in. Another fact that is interesting- Clint has changed his name and moved away…


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