Thinking aloud on one of today’s cases

From what information I have (which isn’t very much), the disappearance of Brian Lee Drew is pretty puzzling. He went missing three years ago from his home in Tucson, Arizona.

Drew’s NamUs page makes it look like he could have left of his own accord; he “mentioned going to Mexico to help feed the hungry.” But if he did, he left his vehicle and most of his stuff behind. I don’t know how he would have gotten to Mexico without those things.

If he did indeed cross the border there should be a record of that. NamUs said his wallet disappeared with him, but what about his passport? He should have needed one to cross the border — although I’m aware that American border officials are much more concerned about keeping people out than keeping people in.

His Facebook page is puzzling. In one of his last posts, less than a week before he went missing, he writes:


I don’t know if he really was at risk or if he was just paranoid.

As is often the case, his Facebook was a rich source of photos of him, and photos of his tattoos as well. He had a bunch of them.

I hope he is alive and well and decides to contact his family soon.

4 thoughts on “Thinking aloud on one of today’s cases

  1. loislaynethink August 7, 2018 / 12:22 pm

    Really puzzling. He sounds paranoid, but maybe not. Hope he comes home or they find him.

  2. marsyao August 7, 2018 / 4:00 pm

    paranoid schizophrenia maybe ?

  3. Pl August 7, 2018 / 10:03 pm

    Did this guy really write/type like that? Reads as some kind of fiction? Taking a guess here.

    • Meaghan August 8, 2018 / 8:16 am

      Yes, he really does write like that. A lot of people do unfortunately, especially online.

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