Vital Statistics at Time of Disappearance
Details of Disappearance
Carrick left his home in the 4000 block of North Johnsburg Road in Johnsburg, Illinois between 6:30 and 7:00 p.m. on December 20, 2002 and headed across the street to Val's Foods, where he worked as a stocker. He had asked a coworker to switch hours with him that night, but was turned down. No one saw Carrick leave the store. He was reported missing by his parents at 2:45 p.m. the next day. They had noticed his absence at 8:00 a.m. that morning, but had thought he was at work until 11:45 when someone from Val's Foods called them and they realized Carrick was not there.
Audio recordings have turned up in which Mario Casciaro reportedly tells another man he knows what happened to Brian Carrick, who may have killed him, and where his body may be today. Casciaro told Shane Lamb, a fellow employee at the grocery store where Casciaro and Carrick worked, to scare Carrick into paying a $500 drug debt he owed to Casciaro. Lamb has said that Casciaro told him to confront Carrick but that things got heated and Lamb ended up hitting Carrick, who fell to the ground unconscious. Lamb said Casciaro told him to leave and he would take care of the body, which has never been found.
Casciaro, 24, was charged in 2009 with nine counts of perjury for allegedly lying to a McHenry County grand jury investigating Carrick's disappearance, but was acquitted. Another former co-worker, Robert Render, was charged in 2008 with concealing Carrick's death, but those charges were later dropped. Casciaro, now the co-owner of Val's Foods in Fox Lake, was Carrick's supervisor the night he disappeared. Casciaro's first trial ended with a hung jury and mistrial.
In 2013 Mario Casciaro was found guilty of first degree murder. He was sentenced to 26 years in prison.
If you have any information concerning this case, please contact:
Johnsburg Police Department
National Center for Missing & Exploited Children
A Lost Child
Child Seek Network
Daily Herald 9/17/2007