Brian Edwin Shookman was last seen on July 28, 2012. He had been in Kellogg, Idaho for a family reunion over the weekend. He stayed at his cousins. The plan was to barbecue in a local park however, Brian did not show up. They never saw him again. This is the Case of the Month for April 2020.
According to the newspapers, he left his cousins house at noon. I am not sure whether this is cousins as in plural or whether this should be just cousin. More about conflicting information below.
Brian’s car, a maroon 1998 Ford Escort with the Montana license plate number 240997A, was found in the woods outside of Wallace, Idaho roughly three weeks after he went missing. More information about the car is here.
Brian Edwin Shookman had just started a new job and was excited about it. He was going to work on the installation of windmills in Montana. He has one son and lived in Great Falls, Montana. Brian loved his family, his friends, being outdoors, and especially fishing.
Brian was born on Jan 19, 1980. He is approx. 5’7″ and weighs between 160-165 pounds. He is usually dressed in jeans and a t-shirt. Brian is white, has strawberry blond hair, with blue eyes. He has a scar on his upper lip and a tattoo with the word “Beaver” on his left shoulder as that is his nickname. He is known to have used his middle name Edwin and last name abbreviated as Shook.
If you read the papers on this case you see that some use Edward as his middle name. Some papers report that he left his cousin’s house (singular) at 3pm (some say at noon) and instead of the local park I also read “drive six miles to his aunt’s house in the Sunny Slopes area near Osburn, Idaho.”
Was he last seen at a family gathering or was he going to the family gathering? The Shoshone County Sheriff’s Office reported that Brian was last seen leaving a friend’s house in Kellogg, Idaho. So now it is a friend and not a cousin?
If you have any information about Brian Edwin Shookman, please call Detective Jeff Lee at the Shoshone County Sheriff’s Office at (208)556-1114, Idaho State Police Region I General Crimes Detectives, or the Idaho Cold Case Tipline at 1-844-TIP-4040.
In the series “Case of the Month” I highlight old cold cases. These posts are not an in-depth analysis and of course, often more information can be found online and in newspaper archives.
The goal of these posts is to get the cases back in the spotlights, to get people talking again, and if anything to make sure that we do not forget the victims. Just because their cases are unsolved does not mean that we can forget about them.
If you have any thoughts about this case I encourage you to post them on your own social media platforms such as Twitter, Facebook, etc. Every time that we mention Brian Edwin Shookman’s name online we enhance his digital footprint.
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