http://www.amw.com/missing_persons/case.cfm?id=56390Missing Rocker's Family Turns To AMW
"One time, when Brian was 8 years old, we were at a restaurant and I told him I would give him five dollars if he would eat a hot pepper. He did, and he cried for an hour because it burnt his tongue," said Bonnie Olhausen, the aunt of 25-year-old Brian Barton, who went missing in March 2005 from his Federal Way, Wash. apartment.
More than two years later, Brian's family has not given up hope and are still searching for the beloved rock band member. "I need to find him," Bonnie said when she contacted AMW for help. "I never gave him the five bucks."Fate" Band Member Is Unknown
Witnesses told Federal Way police that Brian, who worked for a plastic molding manufacturer, was last seen on March 10, 2005, at his apartment in the 1300 block of SW Campus Drive, shortly after 5:00 pm. Cops say all of Brian's personal belongings were left behind, and the only peculiar clue that was discovered at the house was a sliding screen door that was found off of its track.
Brian was a member of the rock band As Fate Would Have It, which performed gigs at bars, clubs and tournaments. According to cops, the band had recently received a recording contract from southern California record company, but Brian, who was preparing to quit the band, was holding out. Fellow band members, cops say, were trying to convince Brian to go to California with them.
Days after Brian vanished, detectives discovered a 1976 Ford pick-up truck that belonged to one of the band members at a local junkyard. The truck was completely destroyed, and cops were not able to find any new clues that aided the investigation into Brian's disappearance.Brian's Disappearance Turns Into Cold Case
Cops say Brian had recently learned that he was adopted.
"Brian was always happy, and always had a smile on his face," Bonnie said. "He was adopted at birth, but we never gave it much thought after bringing him home from the hospital. So many times growing up, Brian would make comments like, 'Grandpa I have your hands. Aunt Bonnie, I have your big feet.' Hours later it would hit us that he could not have his grandpa's hands or my big feet."
In 2007, the King County Sheriff's Department Cold Case Squad took over the investigation into Brian's disappearance.
Let's help reunite Brian with his family. If you know where Brian Barton is, or anything about his disappearance, call AMW right now at 1-800-CRIME-TV.