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UPDATE (September 12, 2016  2:54 p.m.):

Detectives have determined a good address for Erika Shaffner.

The Baltimore County Police Department thanks everyone who shared her information.

Original release (September 3, 2016  11:12 p.m.):

Baltimore County Police are asking for the public's help in locating a woman from the Dundalk area.

Erika Nicole Shaffner, 28, of the 1800 block of East Avenue, 21222, has not contacted family since August 25, 2016. She is described as a white female, 28 years old, 5’4”, 110 pounds, with brown hair and brown eyes.

Family is concerned for her safety and is asking anyone who has information as to the whereabouts of Erika Nicole Shaffner, to please call the Baltimore County Police at (410) 307-2020. 

UPDATE (July 19, 2016  8:36 a.m.):

The woman that was found walking in the area of Red Oak Road and Willow Oak Road early this morning has been reunited with her family.

The Baltimore County Police Department thanks everyone who shared her information.

Original release (July 19, 2016  7 a.m.):

Baltimore County Police are seeking the public's assistance in identifying a woman who was found walking in the Parkville area. 

Just after 3 a.m. this morning, Baltimore County Police received a call for a woman walking in the area of Red Oak Road and Willow Oak Road. The woman was confused and unable to give officers enough information to locate her home, a relative, or a caregiver. She says that her name is Barbara Powell. The woman is described as a black female, 5’2” and 90 pounds. She has gray hair with dreadlocks and is wearing a night gown with blue hospital socks. She believes that she lives on North Bentalou Street in Baltimore. After investigating throughout the morning, officers have been unsuccessful in locating the woman’s home or a relative. If anyone has any information concerning this woman or recognizes her photograph, please contact the Baltimore County Police at (410) 307-2020. 

UPDATE (May 10, 2016  6:38 p.m.):

A Federal Criminal Complaint has been filed against 52-year-old Brian Keith Wallen by the United States Attorney for Maryland. The complaint alleges Wallen's involvement in a mail fraud scheme.

Wallen was reported missing from Lutherville on April 28 and was the subject of an intense search by Baltimore County Police.

Further information on the Federal Criminal Complaint can be found on the United States' Attorney's website:

Anyone with information on Brian Keith Wallen is asked to call police at 410-307-2020.

Original release (May 6, 2016 2:10 p.m.):

Baltimore County Police seek the public's help finding a Lutherville man missing since last week despite an extensive search by law enforcement.

Brian Keith Wallen, 52, of the 500 block of Wyngate Rd., is considered a "critical" missing person because investigators believe he may be suicidal.

Wallen, who is white, is 6' tall and 190 pounds; he is bald and has blue eyes. He was last seen wearing khaki shorts, a ball cap, blue T-shirt and sweatshirt of unknown color.

Police began searching for Wallen on April 28 after Wallen's lawyer called to report that he had received what sounded like a "goodbye" letter from his client. Police responded to the Wyngate Road home, where they found a suicide note.

Police also found Wallen's silver Jeep, unoccupied and locked at the Fire Trail at Loch Raven Reservoir between Surrey and Old Bosley roads. An exhaustive search of the reservoir and surrounding area has since been conducted by BCoPD's Tactical Unit, K-9 Unit, Air Unit, Baltimore Environmental Police and search dogs from Mason Dixon Rescue Dogs Inc. and Chesapeake Search Dogs. This search has revealed no trace of Wallen.

Anyone with information about this case should contact BCoPD as soon as possible, 410-307-2020.


Revised September 27, 2016