Olsen's friends had picked him up on Jan. 19 at the Maple Park, IL home he shared with his parents. After a night on the town at Bar One in DeKalb (1000 W. Lincoln Hwy), his friends--a married couple, his mother recalled--left early while Olsen stayed behind. At closing time, he called a friend for a ride home. (He last used his cell phone at 2:24 a.m., police said.) The friend was unable to pick him up. The last anyone remembers seeing him was about 2:25 a.m. on Jan. 20 when he was trying to find a ride home. He is still missing. READ MORE...
Footprints At The River's Edge: 01/20/07: Brad Olsen, 26, DeKalb, IL--STILL MISSING
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This past January 20th marks a 2 year anniversary. 2 years of NOT KNOWING what happened to Brad. Yet in spite of the pain, local families are pulling resources together.
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"It's hard to envision all of these people that are still out there, despite the continued efforts we all put into it," Olsen said, pointing to missing women Lisa Stebic and
Stacy Peterson and St. Charles resident
John Spira as recent examples.
Stebic went missing from her Plainfield home in April 2007; Petersen, of Bolingbrook, has not been seen since October 2007; and Spira was last seen at his workplace in West Chicago in February 2007.
"Our vicinities are so close together, within 45 minutes of each other. It's not a stretch of the imagination that we could find any one of these people in any location," Sue Olsen said.
And though Olsen's faith remains solid, the terror of not knowing what has happened to her son weighs on her.
"There is never really closure. But when something is solved you at least know for certain what happened. For us, we don't know," Olsen said. "Were they brutally tortured? Were they just beat up and left for dead in the freezing weather? Were they shot and taken somewhere? Were their bodies taken to some other state? You don't know, and it drives you crazy thinking about all of the possibilities."
So instead of dwelling, Olsen is determined to move forward, teaming up with other families of the missing to create a search army. In sharing resources and manpower, Olsen said the odds of finding previously missed clues continue to increase.
Brad Olsen: Missing but Not Forgotten
Date of Birth: 1980-04-04
Date Missing: 2007-01-20
From City/State: DeKalb, IL
Age at Time of Disappearance: 26
Height: 68 inches
Weight: 175 pounds
Hair Color: Brown
Eye Color: Blue
Surgical scar center of back, tattoo on left ankle of a "palm tree", tattoo between shoulders on back of a "sun". Previously broken left leg and little finger on right hand
If you believe you have any information, please contact:
Dekalb Police Department at (815) 748-8400
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