Chili man missing seven years

Updated: 07/08/2014 7:40 PM
Created: 07/07/2014 5:00 AM WHEC.com
By: Rebecca Fath

July 8, 2014 marks seven years since a Chili man disappeared. Brian Sullivan was 19 when he was last seen at a Burger King in Gates. With no word on what happened to Sullivan, his family is still searching for answers.

Dozens of family members and supporters came together to get the word out that they are still looking for answers about what happened to Brian Sullivan.

Barbara Sullivan, Brian’s mother, said, “I just miss cooking for him. I miss everything.”

Brittney Sullivan, Brian’s sister, said, “I miss him, like just everything. I mean, obviously, we fought because we are brother and sister, but at the end of the day, we had each other's backs and we loved each other and we just want to know what happened to Brian.”

Friends and family came together on the seventh year anniversary of Brian Sullivan’s disappearance.

Barbara Sullivan said, “If you don't have hope, then you're lost. Sometimes I feel like I lose hope, but I just plug through another day.”

The last time someone saw Sullivan was at the Burger King on Chili Avenue in 2007. His car was found nearby, but Sullivan’s disappearance remains a mystery. 

Sullivan’s family presented local law enforcement with a check to pay for two investigators to attend a national conference on responding to missing and unidentified persons.

Barbara Sullivan said, “We wanted to send a representative from Monroe County, but we also thought let's send one from the Rochester Police Department. We thought between the two of them, they would have the tools under their belt.”

Patrick O'Flynn, Monroe Co. Sheriff, said, “They actually come together and deal with a lot of the other agencies that have missing person cases and then share information about the latest techniques, tactics and coordination of information.”

The family says, as the years go by, living without Brian doesn’t get any easier.

Barbara Sullivan said, “We know something happened to him and we just need to bring him home.”

Anyone with information on Brian's whereabouts is asked to call 911.

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