911 Call Released After Missouri College Student Goes Missing After Being Kicked Out Of Luke Bryan’s Nashville Bar

Riley Strain
Riley Strain

We’re getting more information about the 22-year old college student who went missing in Nashville over the weekend.

In case you missed it, police are currently searching for Riley Strain, a student at the University of Missouri who was in Nashville along with 200+ other members of his fraternity for their formal.

But unfortunately, Strain became separated from his friends after being kicked out of Luke’s 32 Bridge, which is Luke Bryan’s bar on Broadway.

After being asked to leave the bar, Strain’s friends called him, but he told them he would just walk back to their hotel. The group was staying at the Tempo Hotel, which is just off of Broadway on 8th Avenue, just a few blocks from Luke’s bar.

But for some reason, it appears that Strain walked in the opposite direction of his hotel, because the last location that his phone pinged was near the Davidson County Courthouse at around 9:53 pm.

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Friends say when they got back to their hotel, they assumed that Strain was just in another room. But the next morning, they realized that he was missing and went to the local police precinct to file a missing persons report.

The 911 call made by Riley’s fraternity brother, Brayden Baltz, has been released, and provides more detail about what went on the night he went missing.

In the 4 and a half minute call, which was made at 1:46 pm on Saturday, Baltz tells the dispatcher that Strain, who is reported as 6’5″ tall with blonde hair and blue eyes, was last seen around 10 pm outside of Luke Bryan’s bar wearing a half black, half brown shirt along with jeans and square-toed boots. He says that they were able to track his location near the Davidson County Sheriff’s Department, which is just a couple blocks from where his phone last pinged.

Strain’s friends and family attempted to track his location with both the Life360 app and Snapchat, but unfortunately the phone was turned off around 10 pm on Friday night. And since then, his parents have traveled to Nashville to assist the search for their son.

The Metro Nashville Police Department posted on Twitter yesterday that they were searching for Riley, including by helicopter and searches of the riverbank along the Cumberland River where his phone last reported a location.

Obviously with his last location being near the river there’s concern that somehow Strain may have ended up in the water. And there’s also a large homeless population that lives in that area near the riverbank.

Police say they’ve done a search of jail and hospital records with no success, so for now the police are asking anybody with tips or who might have seen Riley on Friday night to call them at 615-862-8600 with any information.

Let’s hope he’s brought home safe soon.

A beer bottle on a dock



A beer bottle on a dock