SBrian Carrick Age 17 was reported missing last seen December 20, 2002 in Johnsburg, Illinois from his work at the grocery store Val's Foods. He is considered Endangered Missing. He is presumed to have been murdered possibly in the freezer at his work where blood was found throughout the store.
Shane Lamb testified at both trials that Mario requested him to confront Brian about the money that he owed Mario. Shane later recanted his statements and stated he was coerced by the prosecution. Part of Shane's testimony was that Brian's body was later taken and left in a river in Iowa.
Alan Lippert testified that Casciaro told him it was an accident and that they had taken Brian's body and left it in a river somewhere in Iowa. Lippert had unrelated charges against him however he did not make a deal to lessen his sentencing.
John Neveitt, 23, of McHenry, Illinois also testified stating that Shane told him Mario paid him to scare Brian and it was an accident.
It was theorized that another store employee Robert Render was responsible in Brian's death however he died before the second trial. Charges were filed (in 2008) for concealing information and later dismissed. Robert's death was a result of a drug overdose. Robert's blood and bloody fingerprint were the only other blood and/fingerprint in the cooler where they found Brian's blood.
Brian's mother (in 2009) died before the suspect was arrested and charged for the murder of her son Brian. Terry died of leukemia and lung cancer.
2010 Mario Casciaro was charged with his murder. His family was the co-owners of Val-Foods where Brian worked as a stocker. Mario was working there at the time Brian vanished. He was convicted and remained at the Menard Correctional Center.
2013 There were two murder trials before Mario was finally convicted and sentenced to 26 years.
2016 Mario's murder case was overturned and was released as a free man. It was recorded that the prosecution did not prove he was guilty beyond a reasonable doubt.
Brian's father died (also in 2009) before this conviction was overturned, but after Mario was convicted. Brian's father Bill died of natural causes.
NAMUS Case Number 5933
NCIC Case Number M02F0887
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