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Private investigator finishes Riley Strain report

Riley Strain
Riley Strain


A private investigator has wrapped up his investigation on Riley Strain.

Strain, 22, went missing in Nashville, Tennessee, on a University of Missouri fraternity trip on March 8. He was kicked out of Luke's Bridge 32 bar on Broadway and 3rd Avenue just before 10 p.m. that night. Video surveillance showed him walking through downtown Nashville by himself.

His body was later discovered floating in the Cumberland River on March 22.

The investigator, Steve Fischer, posted on X on Tuesday, claiming that some initial witness reports were incorrect, but he did not write anything about foul play. Fischer wrote that Strain was seen alone under a bridge at 9:58 p.m. He wrote that he gave that report to Strain’s family.

Strain’s autopsy and toxicology report showed that alcohol contributed to his accidental drowning. The Davidson County Medical Examiner's Office revealed in June that Strain had a blood alcohol content of 0.228 -- nearly three times the legal limit to drive. The toxicology tests detected in his system isopropanol (a form of alcohol), caffeine, cotinine, nicotine and THC.

Tennessee authorities concluded last month that Strain was not overserved at a bar. Nashville police have stated that “"no foul-play-related trauma was observed" after Strain’s body was found.

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