New Clue Discovered in Case of Missing Missouri Teen

( – New clues in the disappearance of University of Missouri student Riley Strain, 22, who has not been seen since March 8th, have been discovered.

Strain, a finance major, went missing after a night out in Nashville, Tennessee, with his Delta Chi fraternity brothers. He is seen on a video walking alone, stumbling through the streets after being kicked out of a bar, Luke’s 32 Bridge bar on Gay Street, and separated from his friends. After trying to find Strain and calling his phone, his friends reported him missing the following morning, sparking a search involving boats, drones, helicopters, and search teams on foot.

On March 17th, Metro Nashville Police Department said two TikTokers had found Strain’s bank card on an embankment between the Cumberland River and Gay Street.

New text messages sent between Strain and a new love interest have also led to more questions in the case. She had texted “to see how he was doing” on his trip. In response, Strain said, “Good lops,” according to a family friend, Chris Dingman. Dingman said the girl had trouble understanding the text, but it appears to be a reflection of Strain’s mental state that night.

On March 18th, police also released body camera footage of Strain’s brief interaction with a Nashville police officer on the night of his disappearance.

As the search continues, on Twitter, the Metro Nashville Police Department requested the public’s help in the search for Strain, who is said to be 6’5″ tall, with light brown hair and blue eyes.

As part of the investigation, the Tennessee Alcoholic Beverage Commission is looking into whether Strain had been over-served before he disappeared. According to the operator and owner of Luke’s 32 Bridge, TC Restaurant Group, the bar only served one alcoholic beverage and two glasses of water to Strain before asking him to leave because his behavior was not in line with their conduct standards. TC Restaurant Group said it is working “to provide security camera footage” to the police.

Copyright 2024,