Cincinnati Police Chief: Brogan
Dulle Found Dead
Police were called shortly after 9p.m. Monday evening to a building on East McMillan between Maplewood and Paris St. The 911 call came from the
landlord of the building where Dulle was found. Chief Blackwell described the initial call appearing to be a, "burglary in progress."
Upon further investigation by police they were able to determine there was a deceased male in the building. Local 12's Curtis Jackson asked Chief
Blackwell and the Hamilton County Coroner, Dr. Lakshmi Samarco, if the death appeared suspicious. Blackwell responded, "At this point obviously
he's been missing for seven days. So we think it appears, at this point, emphasis on it appears right now at this point, self inflicted."
Brogan Dulle, 21, was a student at the University of Cincinnati. He went missing on Sunday May 18 in the wee hours of the morning after he went out
looking for his lost cell phone. He and some friends went out to the restaurants and bars near UC, walked home, and when they returned to their
apartment he realized he lost his cell phone and went out looking for it. He was a well respected, nice kid who (it appears) was responsible. He grew
up in an upper middle class family and had several brothers and sisters. Other than being a full time college student, Brogan was also a swimming
coach at two local swimming clubs.
Tons of volunteers searched the area around the neighborhood and school, handed out thousands of fliers, made tee shirts, and saturated social media
to the point this story was going viral. Local business owners and even the president of UC offered up his own money to beef up the reward money.
Several national news outlets, including Huff Post and NBC, among others, picked up on the story as well.
What makes this case kind of strange is the FBI, along with Texas Equusearch's Ohio Chapter, were brought in late last week. Then, they announced
yesterday that they were not going to have any further volunteer searches. A lot of people are wondering if the FBI usually gets involved in an adult
missing persons case and why they get involved in a case like this...
Sadly, Brogan was found dead in a vacant home RIGHT NEXT DOOR to his apartment last night around 9:00 p.m. The owner of the building called police to
report "something suspicious" (other media outlets state a "burglary in progress"). The Chief of Police and the Coroner stated it appeared to be
due to a self-inflicted injury. Later they said it appears Brogan Dulle hung himself. The irony of this kid being found NEXT DOOR is just crazy. There
were A LOT of people searching for this kid (definitely hundreds, probably a few thousand).
This story has been saturating the Tri State and you cannot turn on the radio, get on FB, read the paper, or watch the news without hearing about it.
Even out where I live (far east of the city) there are fliers and signs. People feel connected to him, his family now and need answers to their
questions like why didn't they search INSIDE of the vacant building NEXT DOOR? Why was the FBI called in? Why did they ask volunteers to stop
searching? There are several others, but these are the main questions I have right now.
Anyhow, I thought I would share on ATS in case anyone had any insight or heard about this story over the last few days. It seems strange that this
kid, with the world at his feet, would just hang himself after being out with friends. Just weirds me out for some reason and it nags at the sixth
sense vibes that I get when something, or someone, isn't quite right.
Idk, this seems like a bit of a mystery. If the kid had a history of psychological problems, depression, etc. I don't believe there would be this
much involvement. He was with his parents/family on Saturday May 17 helping them build a new picnic table, had to work, and left his ID at his
Thoughts & comments are appreciated. Thanks.