Brian Goodwin was a 12 year old boy who was the son of the previous lookout Ned Goodwin. He died in a rock climbing accident in cave 452 three years before Henry arrived. His hobbies included fantasy novels, comic books, and role-playing games. Brian was a bright child according to his theory on how to use meteors to channel radio waves.He was found wearing a pink shirt and had lost one of his shoes, and from the game it looks as if the death was not an accident due to his skull being perfectly crushed by a small boulder. Ned, his father, thought to be the killer, later discusses with Henry through tapes is that it was an accident.
The cause of Brian's death was because Brian did not sink his anchor right.