Baran, approximately 2008
Date reported missing : 01/01/2008
Missing location (approx) :
Missing classification : Missing
Gender : Male
DOB : 01/07/1969 (52)
Age at the time of disappearance: 39 years old
Height / Weight : 5'8, 180 pounds
Distinguishing characteristics, birthmarks, tattoos
: Caucasian male. Black hair, brown/hazel eyes. Baran has a scar under his chin. He is of Turkish descent and speaks Turkish and English. His shoe size is 43.
Information on the case from local sources, may or may not be correct : Baran traveled from his native Turkey to the United States in 2001 and settled in Columbus, Ohio. His family last heard from him sometime in 2008. He was last known to be living near the Ohio State University campus; he frequented shelters and libraries in the area. He has never been heard from again. Few details are available in his case.
Other information and links : ncy
Columbus Police Department
September 2021 updates and sources
Ohio Attorney General's Office
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