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Riley Strain's Death Raises More Questions Than It Answers

Riley Strain’s Death Raises More Questions Than It Answers

TMZ Studios

Riley Strain‘s mysterious death in Nashville is anything but straightforward, with the autopsy and video surveillance posing more questions than answers.

TMZ Studios’ new series, “Strange & Suspicious,” airing on several FOX stations, delves into unexplained and bizarre stories, including the puzzling circumstances surrounding Riley’s death.

Riley, a college student on a trip to Nashville with his fraternity brothers, left his friends at a bar and drunkenly wandered the streets. He disappeared until his body was found floating in a river, notably without his shoes, pants, or wallet.

Riley’s clothes weren’t found in the water or on the riverbed, adding to the mystery. His friends, who didn’t follow him after he was kicked out of the bar, have since sought legal counsel and aren’t speaking to authorities.

Surveillance footage shows Riley struggling to walk due to inebriation, and he even falls to the ground at one point.

The toxicology report indicates Riley had a .228 blood alcohol content along with THC in his system. However, this still doesn’t explain how he ended up in the Cumberland River.

Authorities have ruled Riley’s death as accidental, but many believe there is more to the story.


One looming question is where Riley was heading in the video. Was he trying to meet someone, or was he simply lost and disoriented in an unfamiliar city?

Even more perplexing is that police briefly interacted with Riley during his apparent bender, and he seemed fine at the time. Was this merely adrenaline, or does it hint at something more sinister occurring later that night?


The show “Strange & Suspicious” delves into the various theories and uncertainties surrounding Riley’s death, offering a comprehensive look at this troubling case.

Click here to find out when and where the show airs.

Source: TMZ Studios, NewsNation