Ohio Attorney General releases age-progression image of man missing since 2006

Ohio Attorney General releases age-progression image of man missing since 2006
Brian Shaffer--age progression photo (Source: Ohio Attorney General)

CLEVELAND, Ohio (WOIO) - Columbus police and the Ohio Attorney General’s Bureau of Criminal Investigation released an age-progression image of a man last seen leaving a bar near The Ohio State University on April 1, 2006.

Law enforcement officials said Brian Shaffer was last seen around 2 a.m. in the area of N. High Street in Columbus.

He was wearing jeans, a blue or green striped shirt and tennis shoes. He is 6′2″ tall and weighed 170 pounds with brown hair and hazel eyes.

Shaffer, who was 27 when he went missing, would now be 42.

Help locate Brian Shaffer, missing since April 1, 2006. Brian was last seen in the vicinity of N. High St. in Columbus....

Posted by Ohio Attorney General Dave Yost on Monday, March 29, 2021

“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.”

Officials hope this new age-progressed image put together by a BCI forensic criminal artist may prompt the public to submit tips.

“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.”

Anyone with information about the case is asked to call the Columbus Division of Police at 614-645-2358.

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