This is a very strange case with very limited information. I spent the past week trying to get in contact with possible relatives of Brian in Chicago. This is a surname with hits in the Orlando area and Louisiana. The gentlemen I spoke to last week stated his grandfather immigrated from Jamaica in the 1920’s to Louisiana, but the name doesn’t ring a bell to him. If anyone in who knows the family or knows friends of Brian’s I’d be more than happy to do a much more in depth story.
I’m very interested in knowing why CPD decided to change his status from “endangered runaway” to “endangered missing person”.
On Monday, July 10, 1995, Brian Kelvin Andrewin, 16, was playing basketball with friends at a local park in his hometown of Chicago, Illinois. After leaving to head home, Brian was never heard from or seen again. From the start, Chicago Police Department believed he had runaway and that likely resulted in this case being mishandled and virtually no type of media coverage until 2003. CPD reported and treated Brian’s case as an “endangered runaway”, but changed his status to “endangered missing person” in 2003. What information or developments that led to change in status is unknown at this time.
Brian’s photo shown age-progressed to 30 years.
- Missing Since: 07/10/1995
- Missing From: Chicago, Illinois
- Classification: Endangered Missing
- Date of Birth: 08/25/1978 (40)
- Age at time of Disappearance: 16 years old
- Height: 5’8″
- Weight: 135 pounds
- Distinguishing Characteristics: African-American male. Black hair, brown eyes. Brian has a small scar on his eyebrow. He also has a birthmark on the right side of his neck.
Doing a nationwide newspaper search, I did manage to find a photo from his 8th grade graduation when he was 14 years-old that was used in a Montana newspaper, The Billings Gazette on November 6, 1996. It is the only newspaper I managed to find an ad looking for information on his whereabouts. Neither major Chicago newspapers, The Chicago Tribune or The Chicago Sun-Times ran articles about his disappearance, likely due to CPD believing he ran away.
If you have any information on the whereabouts or what may have happened to this young man, please call the Chicago Police Department Special Victim’s Unit at (312) 747-5789. You are not required to leave your name.
You may also contact the National Center for Missing & Exploited Children toll free at 1 (800) 843-5678 if you have any further information on the circumstances of this case.