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Age-progression image released of a 27-year-old man who went missing from a bar near OSU in 2006

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Posted at 11:16 AM, Mar 29, 2021
and last updated 2021-03-29 11:16:12-04

COLUMBUS, Ohio — The Ohio Attorney General's Bureau of Criminal Investigation and the Columbus Division of Police have released an age-progression image of an Ohio man who went missing from a bar near the Ohio State University campus in 2006.

Brian Shaffer, of central Ohio, was 27 years old when he went missing at around 2 a.m. on April 1, 2006, from a bar near the OSU campus in the vicinity of North High Street in Columbus.

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Pictured above Brian Shaffer.

“Take a close look at this image: a single tip can reignite a cold case and bring a family closer to reunification with a loved one,” Attorney General Dave Yost said. “Hope doesn’t have an expiration date – every missing person counts.”

BCI's forensic criminal artist constructed an age-progressed image of what Brian may look like now. Investigators hope the new image may prompt the public to submit tips to law enforcement.

"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.”

Shaffer, who would have been 42 today, was last seen wearing jeans, a blue or green striped shirt and tennis shoes. He also has a tattoo of "Pearl Jam" on his upper right arm.

He is described as standing 6 feet, 2 inches tall with brown hair and hazel eyes.

Anyone with information on his whereabouts is asked to contact the Columbus Police Division at 614-645-2358.

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