Debit Card Of Missing Student Riley Strain Found Near River In Nashville

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The discovery of Strain’s debit card marks the first significant evidence since his disappearance.

The 22-year-old University of Missouri student disappeared in Nashville last Friday (March 8) after being kicked out of Luke Bryan’s downtown bar.

Strain’s friends last saw him around 10 p.m. when he left the bar. Reports indicated that they were unable to locate Strain, and calls to his cell phone went straight to voicemail.

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

New Developments Arise From Luke Bryan’s Bar

On Friday afternoon (March 15), Luke Bryan’s Nashville bar released a statement outlining some of the behaviors exhibited by Strain before he was ejected from the premises.

The statement revealed that Strain was escorted out of the bar due to the venue’s “conduct standards.”

“At 9:35 p.m., our security team made a decision based on our conduct standards to escort him from the venue through our Broadway exit at the front of our building,” the statement reads. “He was followed down the stairs with one member of his party. The individual with Riley did not exit and returned upstairs.”

See the full statement released by Luke’s 32 Bridge and TC Restaurant Group below.

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Police Investigation

Currently, the Nashville police do not suspect foul play in the disappearance of Strain.

During a news conference, Sergeant Robert Nielsen of the Metropolitan Nashville Police Department emphasized that there have been no indications of foul play or criminal involvement 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.

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Security Footage

Last week, Metro Nashville Police unveiled footage of Strain captured just moments before his phone ceased sharing his location.

In the video, a visibly intoxicated Strain is observed crossing the street near Public Square Park and the Davidson County Courthouse. He can be seen wearing his distinctive black and white shirt, crossing 1st Ave N. and heading towards Gay Street — and away from his hotel towards the Cumberland River.

Additional footage has been released showing Strain stumbling and even falling at one point as he crosses a parking lot, potentially hitting his head as he falls to the ground.

This week, the Metro Nashville Police Department announced that they were conducting searches for Strain, including helicopter sweeps and searches of the riverbank along the Cumberland River, where his phone was last traced. The United Cajun Navy, a group specialized in water searches, is also aiding in the search efforts.

Debit Card Discovery

Today, a group of civilians searching the riverbank near Strain’s last known location discovered Strain’s debit card, once again placing him at that location.

Nick Beres of NewsChannel 5 in Nashville confirmed the discovery, stating that Strain’s family also confirmed it.

Metro police have since reported that Strain’s card was discovered Sunday afternoon (March 17) on the embankment between Gay St. and the Cumberland River.

As the search for Riley Strain continues, authorities and volunteers remain dedicated to uncovering any clues that may lead to his whereabouts. Our thoughts and prayers are with him and his loved ones during this difficult time.

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