George Musser Found Dead After Christmas Eve Disappearance From Bar in Minnesota
A young Minnesotan’s vacation ended in tragedy. After disappearing on Christmas Eve, 20-year-old college student George Musser was found dead by police in the town of Baytown on Sunday, according to CBS Minnesota.
The young man was last seen at Brian’s Bar and Grill in Minneapolis-St. Paul on Christmas Eve morning before disappearing. A patron named Ally McKay told the news station that Musser was talking to her and her friends at a booth at “about 1:30 p.m.” before he went missing.
“He told us he had to go to the bathroom and then he never came back,” McKay said.
“We looked for him when the bar closed,” she continued. “But Brian was persistent in asking people to come out. So we left. And we have to assume he’s found his way home.”
Friends and family began searching for Musser, who was still parked in the bar’s parking lot, on Saturday and increasingly crowded on Christmas Day to continue the search.
On Sunday, Stillwater police said they had notified family members of Musser’s body and that the incident was still under investigation. It is unclear whether his death was a homicide. And the department has yet to release any information surrounding the tragedy — except that Musser’s keys and wallet were found in his car — or point to any possible suspects.
Stillwater Police Chief Brian Mueller said the department was having trouble checking “electronic surveillance equipment,” including cell phones and cameras.
He also sent condolences to the family. I can’t imagine what the family is going through,” Mueller said. “I have been talking to my family since yesterday. It’s definitely a great community we live in, very fortunate. So I just hope we can figure out some closure for the Musser family.”