Brian Welzien

 

 

Age: 21

 

Summary: college honors student at Northern Illinois University in DeKalb, Illinois who disappeared without a trace more than two months ago after drinking heavily early New Year's Day 2000 at a bar in downtown Chicago's Lincoln Park neighborhood and being dropped off by a friend in front of a Gold Coast hotel, where he vanished and was last seen after a night of New Year's Eve revelry, whose well-publicized disappearance had triggered intensive searches by police, supplemented by independent efforts of family and friends, in which police have considered the possibility that he may have wandered to the edge of Lake Michigan, a five-minute walk away from the hotel, and fallen in.

 

 

Cause of Death: Asphyxiation due to accidental drowning

 

Born: May 16, 1978

 

Died: March 17, 2000

 

Location: Gary, Indiana