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    South Mountain Missing Person

    BMX"er from Phoenix & Preoria area missing for the last week. Family, friends and coworkers have not seen him. Brian Histand is a known BMX rider and has spent time hiking South Mountain & other area trails. Some of you may be familiar with him and seen some of his videos or coverage in BMX magazines.

    Please spread the word about him. He is profoundly missed.

    Phoenix detectives are investigating. Contact Det. Jack Nielsen
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    Brian works for Pennyroyal Promotions and frequented Crossroads Books & Coffee near 91st & Olive. His car was towed last Friday from 9800 south 35th Av. near an alfalfa field. He also started going to Harvest Church. He also may have been interested in the Refuge that does bike trips every May.

    If you have any information please call Sergeant Vasquez 602-495-5003; or Detective Jack Nielsen 602-262-7351.

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    Brian was last seen walking south on S. 35th Av toward the desert last Wednesday May 15th. Police towed the car on the 17th.

    Any hikers or bikers in the area?
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    South Mountain Missing Person

    Will be riding from out west down Dobbins to the park Sunday. Also will probably do San Juan To the lookout by 35th. Will keep eyes peeled.

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    Has anyone searched the SoMo trails in the area? Alta is one of the more common trails out that way. Hope Brian H shows back up alive and well. That dude has some serious talent on a bicycle:

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    No news on this still?
    It seems that South Mountain isn't that big of an area, and it is exposed to where the cops could get a pretty good idea of if he is there or not just from a helicopter search. I assume they've done that??

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    Quote Originally Posted by markphx View Post
    Has anyone searched the SoMo trails in the area? Alta is one of the more common trails out that way. Hope Brian H shows back up alive and well. That dude has some serious talent on a bicycle:
    Wow! that was so much more awesome than I was anticipating!
    So a guy like that, with his bike at South Mountain, isn't like a regular dude riding the trails, he was probably looking for cliffs and huge rocks to throw himself off. Not good. Maybe.

    And note that in the above video he isn't wearing a helmet for any of those stunts.

    Edit: I assumed he was known to be riding at South Mountain, but now I see that no one knows if he was even at South Mountain. He was just seen in the area.

    His car keys were found in an open field but the cops don't suspect foul play? Sounds odd.

    Phoenix police investigating the disappearance of 25-year-old Brian Histand

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    Quote Originally Posted by smilinsteve View Post
    Wow! that was so much more awesome than I was anticipating!
    So a guy like that, with his bike at South Mountain, isn't like a regular dude riding the trails, he was probably looking for cliffs and huge rocks to throw himself off. Not good. Maybe.
    I don't think he's an MTBer (not to say he isn't capable; it's clearly obvious from that video short that the dude has serious talent). I'm pretty sure he only hikes at SoMo. Guy is an awesome rider with an abundance of talent and I sure do hope the dude shows up alive and well soon.

    Here's another older, but just as awesome video short of Brian H:

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    So they towed his car, and found his keys in open field, he's unfamiliar with the area... but Phx police don't suspect foul play?
    "People do not lack strength; they lack will" (Victor Hugo)

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    Thank you guys for caring. I appreciate all of you checking the areas and the trails. Those videos are classic for sure. Brian started mt biking with me years ago and morphed into BMX and developed great skill. Amazing stuff especially the end where he goes over the stone wall at the college

    I plan to be in the Phoenix (from Pennsylvania) Sunday afternoon to conduct some interviews and meet with detective Nielsen. Brian's BMX bike is in his car.

    Thank you my friends...

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    Prayers from here back in Pa.

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    Quote Originally Posted by smilinsteve View Post
    Wow! that was so much more awesome than I was anticipating!
    So a guy like that, with his bike at South Mountain, isn't like a regular dude riding the trails, he was probably looking for cliffs and huge rocks to throw himself off. Not good. Maybe.

    And note that in the above video he isn't wearing a helmet for any of those stunts.

    Edit: I assumed he was known to be riding at South Mountain, but now I see that no one knows if he was even at South Mountain. He was just seen in the area.

    His car keys were found in an open field but the cops don't suspect foul play? Sounds odd.

    Phoenix police investigating the disappearance of 25-year-old Brian Histand

    if you look at google maps, just across from where his vehicle was found/towed is some open desert with what appears to be bmx-like trails... It is NOT part of the south mountain trail system...

    I am not speculating anything, but I just thought it is good information..

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    Brian Histand

    I saw that. Wondered if it was ATV trails. Brian's bike was locked inside his car as he walked away.

    Brian hiked South Mountain. He did not take his bmx bike up there.
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    My prayers are with you guys.

    I was riding this morning up on the east Laveen Trail in that area and bumped into trekmike doing some recon up on the mountain at the end of 35th Avenue looking for his son Brian. Talk about being in the right place at the right time. I ride that area pretty much every other day and I ride Carver Mountain as well which is very near where he was last seen. I'll keep a look out for him and if you guys are riding in the area please keep a look out as well. Mike mentioned that he might have been wearing brown colors and was in shorts last time he was seen. I couldn't believe the story when I hear it this morning and I'll be searching throughout the area over the next couple of weeks to see if I can spot anything suspicious.

    Mike it was great to meet you this morning. I sure hope you find Brian soon!

    One more thing. I just thought about the first time I hiked the Alta Trail or tried to hike the Alta Trail. From the east Laveen trail there is a split off before you get to San Juan Road which is where the Alta Trail starts. The alternate trail somewhat dead ends but you can find your way up to the top of the Alta Trail along the north side of the Alta Canyon (Alta Trail runs on the south side so the north side is very rarely traveled). You can see the canyon on Google maps. That stretch of trail or mountain I should say is very hairy and there really isn't a trail there at all after a while. You have to do some rock climbing to get to the top and it took us an extra hour to get to the top because we didn't take the dedicated trail. I remember seeing a camp site up there like somebody may have been living up there for a while but that was quite a while back, maybe a year ago or more. If he went that way not knowing the area he could have easily got himself into trouble.

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    Hi Mike. I did some posting on our church facebook page and our Laveen community page. Links are below. I hope you guys find him soon. My prayers are with you guys.

    https://www.facebook.com/groups/Lave...unity/?fref=ts

    https://www.facebook.com/crosswalkphx?fref=ts

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    South Mountain Missing Person

    Might there be any organized search/west end hike out on the Alta trail/surrounding area this weekend?

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    This is a good update:
    Missing: Brian Histand

    At 35 seconds into it they show a picture someone took of him sitting in the dirt on the side of the road. Wierd. And, they said a cop saw him in a field naked right before he disappeared but let him go. Very wierd.

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    Brian Histand is still missing

    Hi everyone!

    I have been very busy since arriving in Phoenix. This city sucks folks, especially the police department. Continuous mistakes and dismissive attitude across the board except for a few patrol officers. I met 12 officers from the gang enforcement unit last week and noticed that they were interested and concerned. Thanks guys!! Differnet story for the detective in missing persons bureau. Yep... the missing persons bureau.

    Most recent information is Brian may be in the area of Dobbins between 19th and 43Av. Corroborated information between personal interviews of citizens and professional dogs used by AZ Search, Track & Rescue. The search & rescue groups (there are two), worked many hours including Coonhounds, Blood Hounds and Labradors from 2000-0530 hrs Saturday and Sunday night. Another great group conducted a search & rescue operation last Saturday morning from 0630-1430 hrs. Many thanks to all! Thank you, thank you...

    Last apparent sighting is in the area on Dobbins between 19th & 27th Av. last Thursday. I cannot stay here indefinitely and I am afraid of loosing the opportunity to have a conversation with Brian if found so I can take him home and help him. A quandry itself that adds to the stress overall.

    For now, I appears I am going home soon without Brian.

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    Mike, my heart goes out to you.

    I simply can't imagine what you are going through.

    Good luck.

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    Mike.

    He's liucky to have a friend like you, your doing all you can, he will show up!

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    Sounds like he may not want to be found.

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    Yes he certainly is my friend; also my son.

    Quote Originally Posted by NEPMTBA View Post
    Mike.

    He's liucky to have a friend like you, your doing all you can, he will show up!

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    Quote Originally Posted by trekmike View Post
    Yes he certainly is my friend; also my son.
    Oh my god Mike, I'm not religious but my thoughts and prayers are with you. I hope your son is safe and sound. He is one hell of a bike rider, you must be very proud. The kid goes BIG.

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    South Mountain Missing Person

    I suppose given the alternatives, that in one sense, no news is good news... .

    Maybe with enough continued media exposure, he will be found.

    My husband was dealing with the police over a different situation, and where they dragged their feet, channel 12 news sure didn't. They came over to interview him, aired his complaints that night, and whatdayaknow, the department sprang into action the next day. Use the media as much as you can.
    As a mother, my heart goes out to you and I pray for a positive outcome in all of this. Please hang in there.
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    I really hope you find your son, Mike. Thoughts and prayers. As a dad myself I can't imagine the heartache this is causing you and your family.

    I just don't understand the whole part about the police finding him out in the middle of a field in his birthday suit and just letting him go. That behavior isn't normal and maybe the cops should have locked him up for at least a little while until a professional was able to get him checked out...sounds like they just let him go. Maybe I'm misunderstanding the story here but the police involvement in this whole thing seems quite a bit off.

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    I hope they find him soon.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CoyoteKis View Post
    I suppose given the alternatives, that in one sense, no news is good news... .

    Maybe with enough continued media exposure, he will be found.

    My husband was dealing with the police over a different situation, and where they dragged their feet, channel 12 news sure didn't. They came over to interview him, aired his complaints that night, and whatdayaknow, the department sprang into action the next day. Use the media as much as you can.
    As a mother, my heart goes out to you and I pray for a positive outcome in all of this. Please hang in there.
    This is exactly what my friend at work had to go through. Their son was murdered and the Tempe cop botched the evidence (along with several other cases!!!). They went to the media about this: Tempe officer who hid evidence not fired - CBS 5 - KPHO

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    South Mountain Missing Person

    Cops are people, and just like everyone else there are ones who suck at life. And not arresting a person who is clearly having some mental issues can be blamed on a society who would rather ignore those types than help them. Instead we ban weapons or jail these people. Sad.

    Hope things turn out. That I a relatively small area in the grand scheme of the desert- hopefully he just doesn't want to be found right now and is okay somewhere.


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    I don't mean to sidetrack the thread, but I don't want to live in a world where a cop can arrest you if seem to be doing things "out of the ordinary", or just for acting "differently". That's not their job.
    And although things could theoretically be much better right now in this situation if the cops had some reason to detain Brian, they didn't have a reason to.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cstem View Post
    Cops are people, and just like everyone else there are ones who suck at life. And not arresting a person who is clearly having some mental issues can be blamed on a society who would rather ignore those types than help them. Instead we ban weapons or jail these people. Sad.

    Hope things turn out. That I a relatively small area in the grand scheme of the desert- hopefully he just doesn't want to be found right now and is okay somewhere.


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    Like the other poster I hesitate to respond for fear of taking this thread off tangent but...........I'm having a hard time with this comment as it's not fair to the cop. He had no reason to arrest him. Being not of sound mind is not against the law and if he was not harming anyone or himself then he was breaking no laws...which is what the police are here to enforce, the laws. If the police arrested every mentally unstable person they came across the state and cities would be inundated with lawsuits. He was just doing his job. He made contact, he assessed the situation and the danger to anyone, if any, made a report and moved on. As far as I can tell he did what he was supposed to.

    Mental illness, clinical depression, mania..Bipolar are difficult to deal with for anyone but mostly the family. I hold hope this person is found and returned to his family.

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    Isn't public nudity against the law?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Phillbo View Post
    Isn't public nudity against the law?
    Public? Yes. Look I'm not going to pretend I understand the nuances of what constitutes 'public' nudity but I don't think sitting in a field out of view of the general public constitutes 'public' nudity. Sitting on the street corner? Yes.

    Being intoxicated in public is a crime as well. Do you want to be arrested every time you drink and walk down Mill ave? Nanny state is where it's at.

    I'm out...outta respect for the situation.

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    Finding missing adults is always a tough one. Mostly because, adults are allowed to go missing. If the pressures of life get too much, maybe I'll just get away for awhile? It's illegal. But if I don't tell someone what I'm doing, it's hard for others (such as loved ones or even the investigators) to know if I was kidnapped, or just checked out of society for awhile. Throw in any sort of mental illness, even something as "common" as depression, and it will complicate matters.

    So I will respectfully respect all sides.

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    I talked to the officer that was with him on May 15th. He called me that morning when he was with Brian, but due to the three hour difference in time zone and that I was at work I did not get the message until many hours later. While officers may interpret situations differently, this officer did a good job. He talked to my son, determined no crime was committed in the middle of a field where no one could see anything. My son displayed intelligetn conversation with the officers for about an hour. They gave him water, offered assistance including transportation. At that moment, oficers decided Brian was able to care for himself and released him although the officer told me there was something going on with him mentally.

    Other apparent sightings reveal a deteriorating mental capacity and much confusion. We have not had additional sightings since last Thursday May 30th.

    While I had to return to PA, many new friends are still there with open eyes. Thanks to all of you!

    Also see: https://www.facebook.com/BrianHistan...Person?fref=ts

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    It is not illegal to be missing. Adults can be listed in NCIC (FBI database for wanted persons, stolen property & missing persons) as missing if they are a threat to themselves, others or incapable of caring for themselves. It is not a crime. Juveniles need no other criteria other than being under age 18. They are entered into NCIC automatically upon report.

    Quote Originally Posted by PhxChem View Post
    Finding missing adults is always a tough one. Mostly because, adults are allowed to go missing. If the pressures of life get too much, maybe I'll just get away for awhile? It's illegal. But if I don't tell someone what I'm doing, it's hard for others (such as loved ones or even the investigators) to know if I was kidnapped, or just checked out of society for awhile. Throw in any sort of mental illness, even something as "common" as depression, and it will complicate matters.

    So I will respectfully respect all sides.

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    South Mountain Missing Person

    Where did I blame the cop for not arresting him? I blamed society for not allowing the cop to take a person who is clearly ill to a place where they can be helped. Just like he could take a person with a physical injury or illness. My rant is that mental illness is taken about as seriously as education is in this country. I apologize if that was that not clear.

    Where I did buff on cops- was meant to be directed towards the op comment that some detectives were not taking the case seriously and other comments by other posters. Once again- sorry I was not more clear.

    I should learn not to type while "participating" in a really boring conference call.


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    If you are referring to me, no offense was ever taken! I only wanted to clarify for everyone. As always, I appreciate all your thoughts and concerns! Now, back in PA, I feel somewhat at at loss but I did accomplish much for the 10 days I was there in PHX.

    Anxious for good news.

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    Trekmike: You display a keen understanding of the law in respect to mental illness and police contact.

    I hope that your son has just decided to "take a break" from society for awhile and he'll turn up safe and sound when he's ready. I can't imagine how painful this is for you, but my best wishes go out to you and your family.

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    Most folks don't realize this until they've been in a situation where they have a loved one with a mental illness who needs help...but the system is powerless to do much....just like we as loved ones, are also powerless to do much for the person who needs help. <<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>

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    SAR was out again last Saturday with no results. They worked hard in 110 degree temps. Thank you!

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    Biker friends... please keep an eye out, including in towns. No new sightings for a while now, so it is hard to know if he moved on...

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    Any feedback folks?

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    Was Brian ever found or made contact with?

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    Still missing

    Nothing, my friend. No new information since I was in PHX last May.

    Here you go..

    https://www.facebook.com/BrianHistandMissingPerson

    https://www.facebook.com/michael.histand.5
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    Please keep this in mind folks... I appreciate it.

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    Anyone ride the Gillespie Dam area? There is some information Brian may have been seen in the Co-Op Grill restaurant & that this person may be staying in the Gillespie Dam area. Any help here would be appreciated!!!!

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    Good luck with the search. I can't believe there is still no resolution to this. How horrible it must be for you.

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    Still missing

    A few women working at the Co-Op Grill believe they saw Brain in the restaurant about a month ago. Cannot be positive, but they offered free food to encourage him to come back (who ever he is). Phoenix Police Missing & unidentified Persons Bureau have interviewed employees twice and hiked the Gillespie Dam area too; one woman from the Grill also hiked wilderness area (she is amazing). The man coming to the restaurant stopped coming several weeks ago, apparently spooked. But the woman said she is convinced it is him and described his manner, posture, crystal blue eyes, politeness and smile. She mentioned his teeth are in great shape uncharacteristic of the meth junkies coming in there.

    So anyone biking the area, please review his missing person FB page for details and images. Also, this may be of interest:

    Father flies to Phoenix, joins search for missing BMX rider - CBS 5 - KPHO

    Many thanks for anyone checking out the area for me!





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    Anyone ride the Gillespie Dam area? There is some information Brian may have been seen in the Co-Op Grill restaurant & that this person may be staying in the Gillespie Dam area. Any help here would be appreciated!!!!
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    Still nothing.......

    Quote Originally Posted by smilinsteve View Post
    Good luck with the search. I can't believe there is still no resolution to this. How horrible it must be for you.

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    Quote Originally Posted by trekmike View Post
    A few women working at the Co-Op Grill believe they saw Brain in the restaurant about a month ago. Cannot be positive, but they offered free food to encourage him to come back (who ever he is). Phoenix Police Missing & unidentified Persons Bureau have interviewed employees twice and hiked the Gillespie Dam area too; one woman from the Grill also hiked wilderness area (she is amazing). The man coming to the restaurant stopped coming several weeks ago, apparently spooked. But the woman said she is convinced it is him and described his manner, posture, crystal blue eyes, politeness and smile. She mentioned his teeth are in great shape uncharacteristic of the meth junkies coming in there.

    So anyone biking the area, please review his missing person FB page for details and images. Also, this may be of interest:

    Father flies to Phoenix, joins search for missing BMX rider - CBS 5 - KPHO

    Many thanks for anyone checking out the area for me!

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    Not from the area, but visit AZ periodically to ride. This thread caught my eye with the recent post to an old thread. Given the time of season I was hoping to see a happy ending. Dam....

    There's voids in contact with my son at times but can't imagine what you're dealing with on this level. Hope you are able to get out and pedal to get a clear(er) head when needed.

    Best to you on a successful reunite with your son.
    Wait whuuut, who did he tell you that!?!?....

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    Thank you everyone!

    Quote Originally Posted by JMac47 View Post
    Not from the area, but visit AZ periodically to ride. This thread caught my eye with the recent post to an old thread. Given the time of season I was hoping to see a happy ending. Dam....

    There's voids in contact with my son at times but can't imagine what you're dealing with on this level. Hope you are able to get out and pedal to get a clear(er) head when needed.

    Best to you on a successful reunite with your son.

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    Hi everyone. This is an open case. Brian is still missing.
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    Still no news since last fall...

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    Biker friends... please keep an eye out, including in towns. No new sightings for a while now, so it is hard to know if he moved on...

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    Quote Originally Posted by trekmike View Post
    Still no news since last fall...
    Dam. Still hoping to hear a positive outcome soon Mike.
    Wait whuuut, who did he tell you that!?!?....

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    Missing for one year, three months.

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    He must be around there somewhere. Even as you drive the area or the city, please keep him in mind!!!!

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    Dam. Still hoping to hear a positive outcome soon Mike.

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    Still no word.....

    Any help at all is appreciated. Still not found.

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    Has anyone searched the SoMo trails in the area? Alta is one of the more common trails out that way. Hope Brian H shows back up alive and well. That dude has some serious talent on a bicycle:

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    Gillespie Dam:

    Does anyone ride the Gillespie Dam area? If so, please post here. This could be an area that Brian Histand is.

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    Nothing as of 1-15-15....still missing.

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    Anyone familiar with the Co-Op Grill south of Phoenix?

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    Looks like an interesting place...

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    Many positive thoughts for a good resolution for you both (Brian and TrekMike).

    Is the Co-op Grill a potential lead?
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    I live in the far west valley (Buckeye) and I have Dove hunted in the Gillespie Dam area. I ride in the Robins Butte area on occasion also. (North and East of Gillespie) That is a very rural area that is populated primarily by agricultural families. I will be keeping my eyes open for him in and around the Buckeye AZ area.

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    Quote Originally Posted by markphx View Post
    Has anyone searched the SoMo trails in the area? Alta is one of the more common trails out that way. Hope Brian H shows back up alive and well. That dude has some serious talent on a bicycle:
    That's Philly...

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    Have hope.
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    Have to. Thanks.

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    Have hope.

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    Many thanks my friend! I appreciate all of you!
    PHX detective Anderson check out a lead in Gila Bend recently, but it was unfounded like most tips are. But please don't hesitate to contact the police immediately if you see something. Also, anyone can contact me via FB Michael Histand; or Brian Histand Missing Person.

    Keep riding my friends!

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    The grill was the last best information about year and a half ago. Brian is missing now for two years as of May 15th.

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    Thats harsh. Don't you think the people that care about him deserve to know if he is alright or not?

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    Brian is a social person with lots of friends. His family too was important to him. But he did walk away from all of it. Thing is, 50 cent, we aren't sure about his mental health possibly caused by many head-shots on his bmx bike without a helmet. We (i am his father) are not making him do anything but need to be assured of his well-being. We also do not know that this was his choice. There clearly are unresolved questions.

    Nonetheless, me and the rest of Brian's family and friends appreciate any effort my fellow mt bikers can provide. Extra eyes out there is a huge help!

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    This discussion reminds me alot of this movie..

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RBB_wifwBB4

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    Quote Originally Posted by trekmike View Post
    We (i am his father) are not making him do anything but need to be assured of his well-being. There clearly are unresolved questions.
    as a dad myself, my heart goes out to you. not knowing has got to be anguishing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 50cents View Post
    Was Brian a social person who had lots of friends? Seems like after two years he has told the people who care for him, he wanted a whole new life.

    If that is the case it seems like the people who care for him should let him live life as he wants to live it.
    TD/50cents, that's about the most cold-hearted post I think I've seen. I have no children, but my heart goes out to trekmike in his unresolved search for his son. I wish him the best of luck and a happy reunion, regardless of his son's (possible) choices for himself.

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    Quote Originally Posted by GilaMonster View Post
    TD/50cents, that's about the most cold-hearted post I think I've seen. I have no children, but my heart goes out to trekmike in his unresolved search for his son. I wish him the best of luck and a happy reunion, regardless of his son's (possible) choices for himself.
    That will not make any sense to him.
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    Quote Originally Posted by 50cents View Post
    The likelihood that he has been wandering around two years with a brain concussion wondering who his family is and where they live seems impossible to most of us who monitor this thread.
    ?
    50... I respectfully disagree... It is not unusual for someone to develop a mental illness and then just disappear... There are 1000's of mentally ill homeless persons in the USA... there are not enough resources (or people that really care) to try to match them with possible missing person's cases...

    Posting here is a long shot.. but it is not an irrelevant post...

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    TD why don't you do the grown up thing and just step away from this thread.

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    Traildock, quit while you're behind or stop being that R&D guy who should never be allowed near customers.
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    I wish the kook with the coy pond and hot wife was still here.

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    Yeah that pond was hot and it knew it!

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    Quote Originally Posted by 50cents View Post
    First of all who says Brian is homeless? Secondly who says he is mentally ill? If Brian is mentally ill, how did it happen?

    I think Brian is living a very happy life somewhere else and those people who care about him are not part of his life anymore. He probably has a bunch of new friends a meaningful job and a wonderful relationship with either a loving women or man.
    Are you really this clueless, Traildoc, or do you simply have no decency? This may be a public forum, and you may the right to post whatever you want. That is, until the mods choose to ban you for, what would it be, the third (or is it the fourth) time? But unless you know Brian, or his friends and family, or have some inside information about this missing persons case, no one cares what you "think" may have happened. Your spurious and idle speculation can only be hurtful to Brian's family. It may be a long shot that posting here will help locate Brian, but I keep returning to this thread with the hope that he has been found or that some new lead has been discovered. Get your head out of your ass 50cents, Renegademtnbkr, Traildoc, John Finch (or whatever your name is these days) or get lost.

    I can't imagine what you are going through trekmike. My heart hurts for you, and I admire your dedication to finding your son.
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    Quote Originally Posted by 50cents View Post
    First of all who says Brian is homeless? Secondly who says he is mentally ill? If Brian is mentally ill, how did it happen?

    I think Brian is living a very happy life somewhere else and those people who care about him are not part of his life anymore. He probably has a bunch of new friends a meaningful job and a wonderful relationship with either a loving women or man.
    Talk out your a$$, much?

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    Quote Originally Posted by 50cents View Post
    First of all who says Brian is homeless? Secondly who says he is mentally ill? If Brian is mentally ill, how did it happen?

    I think Brian is living a very happy life somewhere else and those people who care about him are not part of his life anymore. He probably has a bunch of new friends a meaningful job and a wonderful relationship with either a loving women or man.
    Ever make your wife mad, then wonder if she'll cut your wiener off while you're asleep?
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    You, sir, are a giant bag of douche. Your lack of human compassion and common decency is appalling. You deserve to get punched in the face. Daily.

    Trekmike: My heart goes out to you, man. Please ignore the BS in this thread from a faceless troll. Every time I ride SoMo, I think of (and keep my eyes open for) your son.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 50cents View Post

    I think Brian is living a very happy life somewhere else and those people who care about him are not part of his life anymore. He probably has a bunch of new friends a meaningful job and a wonderful relationship with either a loving women or man.
    Here's some speculation that makes more sense. You are a middle aged man who lives in the basement of his parents house. You don't even mountain bike, but troll the internet for ways you can have a little attention. The only guy who wants to be your friend is so creepy that even you stay away from him. You fail at all jobs you manage to get, and blame the people you work with for your failure. Women are repulsed by you. You smell bad. Your teeth are yellow.

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    50/TD, I've always given you the benefit of the doubt as I know the online personas of many people do not always match with that same person in real life. I've read many of your posts and just brushed them off as TD being TD but many people that I know that have met you and ridden with you have always said you were a great guy in person. Because of that, I always just took what you said online as entertainment.

    However, I finally decided to post and tell you that you are one serious cold-hearted a$$hole. It's painfully obvious that you are not a parent and if somehow I'm wrong in assuming that, I truly feel sorry for your children. No parent could ever be so cruel, heartless, and downright mean when it comes to someone searching for their missing child. I get physically nauseated at the mere thought of anything happening to either one of my kids and I'm sure other parents would say the same. Parents do their best to raise their kids and have them survive in life. They don't need to hear someone like you talking out of their ass trying to deepen their sadness and grief.

    Mental illness is a terrible thing if that is the case here. Stop being so presumptuous in knowing what may or may not have happened. Someone's child is missing and they are fcking desperate to find answers. So please do us all a favor and fck off. You have contributed absolutely NOTHING to this thread except additional grief to trekmike.
    Shit happens...

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    Thanks TD/50. Your comments, which actually reflect a level of mental illness in and of themselves, have helped keep this thread alive. That gives those of us with capacity for for feelings a remembrance of this tragedy. Whether prayers or karma or good thoughts, our hearts go out to both Brian and family in hopes of a positive resolution.

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    Typical TD, deflect with a question.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 50cents View Post
    Seems like having a current picture of what Brain might look like at this point of time would help to find him. As other MTBR posters have said there are thousands of people out there who are not communicating with their families anymore.

    How can MTBR viewers let Brian's family know they saw him without a current idea what he looks like?

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    He was 25 years old when he disappeared. He wasn't a child. Adults don't change looks drastically in two years, much less 10. Want to know what he might look like? Pretend he may or may not have facial hair or long hair. Done. Stop wasting everyone's time in this thread blowing hot air out of your a$s and GTFO. You serve absolutely no fcking purpose in here except to piss everyone off with your pedantic bull$hit. And I know I'm taking the bait with your trolling but frankly I can't stand the $hit you post anymore. I've fcking had it with you. Go find a trail to build or maintain or ***** about the "user experience" or some other crap. I've never been more furious or flabbergasted at someone here. God damn you're so fcking infuriating.

    Trekmike, my apologies for the above rant and taking away from the original intention of this thread. I truly hope you get some answers soon. I cannot imagine the anguish. I'll always keep Brian in the back of my mind when I'm out on the trails. Don't give up hope.
    Shit happens...

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    Quote Originally Posted by smilinsteve View Post
    You don't even mountain bike, but troll the internet for ways you can have a little attention.
    In fairness, he actually does ride just super, super, slowly. He should self-appoint appoint Zul (Dana), who is decently quick and knows where everything is, as Sedona Trail Ambassador. Or he can go fvck himself, I don't give a sh!t .
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    Missing Person: Brian Histand

    Still looking for Brian....

    Quote Originally Posted by bbaz View Post
    Thanks TD/50. Your comments, which actually reflect a level of mental illness in and of themselves, have helped keep this thread alive. That gives those of us with capacity for for feelings a remembrance of this tragedy. Whether prayers or karma or good thoughts, our hearts go out to both Brian and family in hopes of a positive resolution.

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    Still no answers. Two & a half years now...

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    Quote Originally Posted by ECEGatorTuro View Post
    He was 25 years old when he disappeared. He wasn't a child. Adults don't change looks drastically in two years, much less 10. Want to know what he might look like? Pretend he may or may not have facial hair or long hair. Done. Stop wasting everyone's time in this thread blowing hot air out of your a$s and GTFO. You serve absolutely no fcking purpose in here except to piss everyone off with your pedantic bull$hit. And I know I'm taking the bait with your trolling but frankly I can't stand the $hit you post anymore. I've fcking had it with you. Go find a trail to build or maintain or ***** about the "user experience" or some other crap. I've never been more furious or flabbergasted at someone here. God damn you're so fcking infuriating.

    Trekmike, my apologies for the above rant and taking away from the original intention of this thread. I truly hope you get some answers soon. I cannot imagine the anguish. I'll always keep Brian in the back of my mind when I'm out on the trails. Don't give up hope.
    50 Cent... There are may images on Brian Histand Missing Person on FB. I have communicated this before.

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    Brian Histand Missing Person

    Thanks bud........ missing him tremendously...
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    Face Book: Brian Histand Missing Person.
    Phoenix PD also has an active investigation.

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    @trekmike

    Just stumbled upon this thread. Don't know much about the situation but can go back to fill in the details.

    If it helps, I can keep an eye out here in Tucson. My heart goes out to you and your family.

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    I check the FB page for any info every couple of weeks, and as a cyclist , road and mtb, I see more than a car. I do keep my eyes open. I saw this thread from the start and always had a hunch and a hope that he'll be found. I'm a father too. TD/50 or whatever he calls himself and his little a$$-boy, TS are pieces a excrement.

    @trekmike, my thoughts and many others are with you. PM me if you ever need anything.

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    Missing Brian Histand

    Many thanks my friends! Appreciate the extra eyes out there!

    Hope to see you on the trail someday! I've been to CO & UT, but not for a few years now!

    Bike on!

    Quote Originally Posted by SSdirt29 View Post
    I check the FB page for any info every couple of weeks, and as a cyclist , road and mtb, I see more than a car. I do keep my eyes open. I saw this thread from the start and always had a hunch and a hope that he'll be found. I'm a father too. TD/50 or whatever he calls himself and his little a$$-boy, TS are pieces a excrement.

    @trekmike, my thoughts and many others are with you. PM me if you ever need anything.

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    My thoughts and prayers go out to trekmike and his family. The search is over. Trekmike unfortunately posted on his FB page that he received the news that the remains of his son Brian Histand have been located at South Mountain. I have followed trekmike for some time now hoping there would be a happy ending to this story. Its a sad day to hear this kind of news.

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