STEVENSVILLE — A local family’s search for their missing son ended tragically Thursday night, Sept. 5, when they learned he had been struck and killed by a car in Baltimore.
A 2011 Kent Island High School graduate, Brett Rines, 25, went missing early Sunday, Sept. 1. He was last seen between 12:30 and 1 a.m. Sept. 1 at a house in the 6800 block of Gough Street in Dundalk.
Friends and family members spent the week searching, checking parks and homeless camps and posting fliers. His mother Amy took to social media to spread the search, even creating a Facebook Group, Bring Brett Rines Home, Wednesday. In two days, the group had more than 500 members.
The Bay Times‘ sister paper The Dundalk Eagle Thursday morning posted photos of Brett with a description and instructions to call the Baltimore County Police Department’s Missing Persons Unit with any information. People from Pennsylvania to Florida had joined in the search, posting and sharing the missing persons fliers.
The search ended Thursday night when Amy Rines was notified Brett had been found.
She posted to the Facebook group Friday morning, “We appreciate everything everyone has done to help find my son. We were informed last night that Brett is deceased. He walked onto I95 N and was fatally hit by a car.”
She thanked people for caring, for their thoughts and prayers, and for anything they did to help search.
“It was wonderful to have so many care about o(u)r loved one,” she wrote.
She asked the family not be contacted so they could have time to grieve.
Capt. Kevin Ayd with the Maryland Transportation Authority Police said Brett Rines was struck on Interstate 95 near Exit 50 (Canton Avenue) in Baltimore Sunday morning.
When he was struck, he didn’t have any identification on him, Ayd said.
Ayd said he was unable to provide more information because the investigation is ongoing.