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Police give new information in search for Brogan Dulle
MT. AUBURN, Ohio (Rich Jaffe) -- Brogan Dulle disappeared early Sunday morning after an evening out with friends.
Cincinnati police released surveillance video Thursday that shows Dulle right after he walked away from his apartment building on East McMillan. He hasn't been seen since.
There are currently thousands of of missing persons cases all over the country, hundreds right here in Ohio, but this one has taken on huge proportions compared to others.
While they're all important, we wondered what makes this one different?
The posters are plastered all over the tri-state, but particularly in the Clifton area. More are going up every day, and still there is very little information.
"What makes this one different is we are basically into our fifth full day here that Brogan's been missing. We've exhausted most of the leads we can find, and I don't know any more about where he is today than when I first found out about this Monday evening when this was first reported to us, says Lt. Col. James Whalen of the Cincinnati police.
The video released Thursday shows Brogan Dulle returning to his apartment after having drinks with a couple of friends around 2 a.m. Sunday.
Police say he left his keys in the door of his apartment building then went out to search for his missing cell phone. He had no keys, no wallet and no money.
"The video that came into our possession, probably our most valuable piece of evidence came as a result of a resident the media, public media and social media reports of this and provided us with what's probably been the most helpful key right now that he did leave to look for his phone. He was relatively unscathed at that point," explains Whalen.
According to the Ohio Attorney General, there are currently 463 people missing in this state alone, but in just a matter of hours after Brogan Dulle went missing, there was a Facebook page, staging areas, search teams, posters, rewards and people to handle the media. Nothing short of a massive loosely organized effort to find Brogan Dulle.
Volunteers routinely bring bags of donations into the search headquaters in Clifton.
Nick Sturgill was dropping off meals from Fresh Lime Mexican Grill.
"It's a good place to live. A lot of people care about each other, and I think when something like this happens the community does come together. Do what they can to help each other out," says Sturgill.
"Even when we don't find people right away we at least have some decent information about where they went. There's a loved one in another state, or they want to be someplace else. We're talking about an adult male who left on his own terms, so it is our sole purpose just to make sure he's OK," says Whalen.
The effort to find Brogan Dulle is nothing short of a huge search machine.
If there is a lesson here, it is how powerful social media can be in a situation like this.
Anyone with information on Dulle's whereabouts is asked to call Crimestoppers at 352-3040.
There are multiple rewards totaling thousands of dollars being offered for information that leads authorities to Brogan Dulle.
One reward is coming from UC president, Santa Ono.
In a tweet Thursday, Ono says, "Every member of the UC family is important to me. I am focused on supporting Brogan's family and friends as we collectively search for a member of the Dulle and UC families."
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