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Local Saloon Owner’s Son Missing

By Jay Brooks
Thursday, November 18th, 2010 at 9:39 am in On Beer.

Over my nearly twenty years covering the craft beer industry, if there’s one lesson I’ve learned it’s how much of a true community the beer community really is. We’re a great big extended family. So when something happens to one of us, it concerns us all. Case in point, you’ve probably heard the news about the disappearance of a Concord man, Brian Erb. His father, Jeff Erb, owns the Back Forty Texas BBQ Roadhouse & Saloon in Pleasant Hill. If you know anything or have seen Brian Erb, please contact the authorities. All the details about what’s known so far are below. Thanks for your help.

Brian Erb is 33 years old, a father of two young girls. He was last seen Wednesday morning, November 10, leaving his home following an argument with his wife Michelle. Brian drives a dark-blue, four-door longbed Ford F-350 truck, CA License number 7P94909.

As of Friday, November 12th, he was considered a “Missing Person” and the local police have launched an investigation but so far they’ve turned up nothing to indicate where Brian Erb is or may have gone. Described as a very “social person,” he’s had no contact with all of his known friends and acquaintances and there’s been no activity on his credit cards or bank accounts. Here’s a recent photo.

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Brian Erb

Anyone with information about Brian Erb’s whereabouts can contact Concord investigators at 925.671.3030 or call the police tip line at 925.603.5836.

UPDATE 11.20: It’s my sad duty to report that Brian Erb was found dead Friday afternoon in northern Idaho. You can read the full story at Inside Bay Area.

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