Riley Strain Updates: Missing Missouri Student’s Bank Card Found on Nashville River Embankment

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University of Missouri student Riley Strain has been missing since March 8.

The 22-year-old was partying with his fraternity brothers in nashville when they kicked him out of a bar and separated from his friends.

After a fruitless search, friends reported Mr. Strain missing, kicking off a week-long search for the college student.

Police have found no evidence that a crime was committed in Mr. Strain’s disappearance. Ground and air search efforts are underway. A police helicopter searched the immediate area around downtown Nashville, including a riverbank where Mr. Strain was allegedly wandering nearby. Investigators using boats on the Cumberland River have found no trace of Mr Strain.

Riley’s parents joined friends and police in Nashville to search for the young man.

“This is definitely his worst nightmare,” Strain’s stepfather, Chris Whiteild, told News 2. “For him to go so long without speaking is not normal in any way.”

Although officials were investigating whether the college senior had been overserved, the bar owners later said he was only served one alcoholic drink and two waters before being kicked out.

On March 17, after days with almost no updates, his bank card was found near the river.

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Riley Strain’s bank card found near Tennessee River

Missing University of Missouri student Riley Strain’s bank card was recovered near the Cumberland River in Nashville more than a week after the university senior went missing.

“Riley Strain’s bank card was discovered this afternoon on the embankment between Gay St. and the Cumberland River,” the Metropolitan Nashville Police Department wrote in X on the afternoon of March 17.

“The search for him continues,” authorities added.

Strain, 22, was last seen at a bar in Nashville, as part of a trip with his fraternity, on March 8.

Security asked him to leave, prompting an investigation to determine whether he had been overserved. However, on March 15, the bar owners said they had just served him an alcoholic drink and two waters before kicking him out.

“No one in Riley’s group was required to remain inside the venue to close open tabs, and no one on Luke’s 32 Bridge team prevented anyone in Riley’s group from leaving the venue with him,” the owners wrote.

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What has the University of Missouri said?

While it is not a trip organized by the university, Mizzou officials have said they are working with authorities in Nashville and Riley’s family.

“The safety of our community is our top priority,” said Angela King Taylor, interim vice chancellor for Student Affairs, in a statement.

“Our thoughts are with Riley’s family as the search continues. “We will offer them all the support we can and encourage anyone who needs help to turn to our counseling resources.”

Those resources are offered at the university’s Wellness Resource Center and the Counseling Center within the Division of Student Affairs, as well as the Employee Assistance Program for faculty and staff.

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Riley Strain only had one alcoholic drink before being kicked out of the bar

Riley Strain, a University of Missouri student who disappeared after he was allegedly kicked out of a Nashville bar, was served only one drink before being escorted out, the bar’s owners said.

The 22-year-old student was partying with friends at Luke Bryan’s 32 Bridge Food + Drink bar just before 10pm on March 8.

The bar’s owner, TC Restaurant Group, said Strain was served an alcoholic drink and two waters before being asked to leave, debunking the theory that he had been overserved.

“No one in Riley’s group was required to remain inside the venue to close any open tabs, and no one on Luke’s 32 Bridge team prevented anyone in Riley’s group from leaving the venue with him,” the owners added.

Strain and his fraternity brothers were reportedly on a trip to Nashville for a spring formal.

The news comes days after the Tennessee Alcoholic Beverage Commission announced on March 13 that it was investigating whether Mr. Strain had been served alcohol while visibly intoxicated at the bar.

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WATCH: CCTV released by police shows missing student Riley Strain, 22, crossing the road

CCTV released by police shows missing student Riley Strain, 22, crossing the road

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Police find Riley Strain’s bank card

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What are the search efforts for Riley Strain like?

The Metropolitan Nashville Police Department says its officers have been searching for Riley.

An MNPD helicopter searched the downtown area on Monday, “including the riverfront,” while detectives also searched the ground.

When Riley went missing, his friends said they spent hours searching for him, while his mother and stepfather also joined the search in recent days.

On Wednesday night, boats searched for Strain on the Cumberland River as detectives focused on reviewing security video. Riley’s phone was last tracked near Public Square Park along the Cumberland River.

“The sad thing about this situation is that every day we receive new leads and take different paths,” Dingman told WSMV4.

“We’re going to get there, but it also opens more doors to what could have happened.”

Riley’s parents also came to Nashville to help with search efforts.

“This is definitely the worst nightmare,” Strain’s stepfather, Chris Whiteid, told News 2. “Riley talks to us, whether it’s me or her mom. He talks to his mother three or four times a day. For him to go so long without speaking is not normal in any way.”

On March 16, when it had been a week since Strain was last seen, Whiteid told NBC News that he and his wife are “continuing to search.”

“We’re very hopeful and we’re moving forward, you know, he’ll come home and we’ll graduate in May and life will go on as normal,” she added.

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ICYMI: What happened to Riley Strain?

The search for Riley Strain has now been going on for more than a week, and authorities said on March 17 that the search continues.

Here are some of the latest developments:

On the afternoon of March 14, police said there were currently no signs of foul play in Riley’s disappearance, but that air and water investigations would continue.

Metropolitan Nashville Police Sergeant Bob Neilsen said, “In a missing person case, people go missing for a variety of reasons. Some are voluntary, others are not. “Some could be due to a medical incident.”

“At this moment we have no idea what happened to this man. However, we do not believe there was any crime involved. All our resources right now are dedicated to locating him,” added the police sergeant.

Although the Tennessee Alcoholic Beverage Commission announced on March 13 that it was investigating whether Mr. Strain had been overserved at the bar, on March 15, the bar’s owners revealed that the college senior only He had been served a drink and two waters before being escorted out.

“No one in Riley’s group was required to remain inside the venue to close any open tabs, and no one on Luke’s 32 Bridge team prevented anyone in Riley’s group from leaving the venue with him,” the owners said in a statement.

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No signs of “foul play”

On Thursday, an urban search and rescue team continued searching along the bank of the Cumberland River, checking storm drains and checking dilapidated buildings.

However, at a police conference that same afternoon, nearly a week after the University of Missouri sophomore went missing, police said there was still no sign of the 22-year-old.

Metro Nashville Police Sergeant Bob Neilsen told reporters: “In a missing person case, people go missing for a variety of reasons. Some are voluntary, others are not. Some could be due to a medical incident.

“At this moment we have no idea what happened to this man. However, we do not believe there was any crime involved. “All of our resources at this time are dedicated to locating him.”

Last Friday, the college student had been visiting Nashville, Tennessee, on a fraternity trip and was separated from his friends after he was kicked out of Bryan’s bar 32BRIDGE, owned by country singer Luke Bryan.

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Riley Strain’s bank card found near Cumberland River

Missing University of Missouri student Riley Strain’s bank card was recovered near the Cumberland River in Nashville more than a week after the university senior went missing.

“Riley Strain’s bank card was discovered this afternoon on the embankment between Gay St. and the Cumberland River,” the Metropolitan Nashville Police Department wrote in X on the afternoon of March 17.

“The search for him continues,” authorities added.

Strain, 22, was last seen at a bar in Nashville, as part of a trip with his fraternity, on March 8.

Security asked him to leave, prompting an investigation to determine whether he had been overserved. However, on March 15, the bar owners said they had just served him an alcoholic drink and two waters before kicking him out.

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WATCH: CCTV released by police shows missing student Riley Strain, 22, crossing the road

CCTV released by police shows missing student Riley Strain, 22, crossing the road

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