Alexis is truly very excited about getting more publicity for Brian - more people, improved chances of getting leads on his disappearance.
Here is her response I'd like you to read:Hi Melissa,
I talked to Kevin Miles, the president of Crimestoppers here, and he really liked the idea of having people wear tshirts for Brian. I knew he would! He told me that you would be more than welcome to call him and talk to him about the best way to proceed with that. So, if you would like, you can give Kevin a call at 614-206-6315. He is an incredible person and very nice. He has not only worked tirelessly to help us, but he's also involved in 16 other cases here in central OH. I told him that I still have some of the old tshirts as well, so he may mention that to you also. Thanks again for this idea. It's truly my favorite one because of how much Brian loves Pearl Jam!
I'm hoping someone would kindly step up and take charge of this - I am in charge of working with my interpreters for the shows and that takes up my time, too.
If that is not possible at all - let me know and I will get this going ASAP.
Hang in there, Alexis.
We'll get more people involved and hope Pearl Jam will bring him home.
I would love to help! Let me know what I can do
Could you find the time to poll the fans on the board to get a general idea of how many t-shirts we need, and call Kevin to discuss about organizing this?
We need to bring Brian to the shows with us!
God, I really hope they find him. How does this kind of thing happen? It's so confusing.
Lost In Ohio wrote:
What's even more maddening about the situation is the fact that there's two ways out of the bar and they're both on camera. How the heck the cameras didn't spot him on his way out is the most confusing part of it all.
In other (somewhat) related news, another OSU student ran away to Tennessee. His car was found in Columbus and Crime Stoppers became involved in his case. He ended up going to local Tennessee authorities to turn himself in. His original story was that he ran away from his kidnappers, but later changed his story that he ran away.The recent disappearance of Hiroshi Hayashi has a strange coincidence with other disappearances of OSU students. Hiroshi Hayashi went to Pickerington High School, the same high school that Brian Shaffer and Julie Popovich, who was abducted and eventually found dead last August, went to.Link to Ohio State University newspaper
I hate to sound paranoid, but 3 people went to the same high school then on to the same university. I know it's just an odd coincidence, but it's all very, very strange. And quite sad.
Maybe he didn't "really" run away for fear of the kidnappers coming back?
I probably would change my stories if I thought my life was in danger...even to the cops.
I don't know... that is STRANGE.
I hope they keep questioning that person. Too many coincidences, if you ask me.
Thanks for the update!
Lost In Ohio wrote:
The guy who ran away to Tennessee was under suicide watch within the past 12 hours or so.
Even though it wasn't really an "update", I felt like I had to share it because of the same high school.
Very very odd that 3 people from the same high school would disappear like that.
man, I so hope they find this guy. It worries me that with more and more time passing, things aren't looking too good. I went onto the findbrian website and printed the "missing" flyer they have posted on there. I'm going to copy them and hang them around town (I'm in Southern California). My thoughts and prayers are with him and his family.
rage against tm wrote:
just finding out about Brian, hope he is ok, comes home soon, printed flyers to post at Phillie/NJ and DC,home MD going to try printer "iron on" paper if i can find someone smart enough to tell me how to mirror the image? get one of my boys to throw it to ed or pass it up, if you are in front and see the tee being passed please help!
I debated whether to post this...but it does show the t-shirt very well.
Credit goes to Kerensa Wright for taking this picture. http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v17/merich/Pearl%20Jam%202006/_DSC0227.jpg
God I Hope They Find Him!!