Nashville Authorities Have Ruled Out Foul Play In Riley Strain’s Disappearance

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Currently, the Nashville police do not suspect foul play in the disappearance of University of Missouri student Riley Strain.

Riley’s Last Known Whereabouts

Just before 10 p.m. on Friday (March 8), Riley Strain was last seen being kicked out of Luke Bryan’s downtown Nashville bar, Luke’s 32 Bridge + Food. Allegedly, a bar bouncer escorted him to a rear exit, denying his friends the opportunity to accompany him. Riley informed a friend of his intention to return to their hotel, yet he failed to arrive as planned.

According to his family, they had spoken to the bartender, who said that Riley had been “overserved,” when asked if they knew why he had been thrown out of the bar.

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TABC’s Response

Furthermore, the Tennessee Alcoholic Beverage Commission (TABC) has disclosed an ongoing investigation into whether 32 Bridge should have taken responsibility for ensuring Riley’s safe arrival at his destination. TABC issued the following statement:

“There are no specific rules or statutes that governs escorting out intoxicated patrons from their businesses or providing assistance in getting someone home. However, state law prohibits serving alcoholic beverages to someone who is visibly intoxicated. A violation is a class A misdemeanor. The TABC has opened an investigation into this matter to see if any violations have occurred.”

New Lead Emerges

Now, a woman from Murfreesboro, Tennessee, named Sabrina has stepped forward with potentially crucial evidence in Riley’s case.

Sabrina called into The Pascal Show on March 14, a podcast known for its diverse content.

Sabrina, who often serves meals to Nashville’s homeless, spotted a homeless man wearing a shirt similar to Riley’s. She shared that the man’s stark white shirt stood out against his otherwise dirty attire.

“On Sunday, when I was feeding the homeless down by the Cumberland River, what they call Tent City, we were handing out our water and our food. There was a young man on a bicycle who had on extremely dirty pants, brown shoes, and had on a half-zip-up hoodie that was very dirty,” Sabrina explained. “And he had on a clean collared white shirt with a dark-colored pocket on it.”

As of now, the Metro Nashville Police Department has not commented on Sabrina’s assertions.

You can watch her interview with The Pascal Show in the video provided below.

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New Police Statement

During a Thursday afternoon news conference in Nashville, Sergeant Robert Nielsen of the Metropolitan Nashville Police Department stated that there have been no indications of foul play or crime involved in the situation.

“There’s absolutely no indication whatsoever that any kind of foul play or other crime involved; this is strictly a missing persons case at this point,” Nielsen said.

Nielsen emphasized that although circumstances may evolve, the ongoing search is dedicated solely to locating Riley, with no current belief from the police that a crime has taken place. Police reports have shown no indication of Riley’s involvement in any altercation or fight.

Stay Updated

Stay tuned for further updates as the investigation into Riley Strain’s disappearance continues.

Local authorities are advising Nashville residents and visitors to remain vigilant and report any sightings of Riley Strain, described as 6′ 6″ tall with a thin build, blue eyes, and brown hair. At the time of his disappearance, he was dressed in a black & white button-up shirt, blue jeans, brown boots, and a black Apple watch.

Riley Strain disappeared after leaving Luke Bryan's 32 Bridge in Nashville, Tennessee

If you have any information about Riley Strain’s whereabouts, please contact the police at 615-862-8600.