Ben Wilberding was last seen leaving from his parents’ home in a maroon vehicle with two other occupants on May 24th, 1996 on County Road CC in rural Tomahawk, Wisconsin.
Ben had called his sister from his home that morning and that was the last anyone had heard from him.
Ben is a white male, 5’10”, and 170 pounds. He has brown hair and brown eyes. He was last seen wearing blue jeans and a t-shirt.
He goes by Ben but his full name is Benjamin.
Weeks after his disappearance, police found his driver’s license and Social Security card in the possession of another person. That person was investigated and there was no evidence linking him to any crime.
Ben worked at Hurd Millwork Co in Merrill, Wisconsin, where he was employed for summer help. He never picked up his paycheck. His vehicle is parked where it was when he went missing. His Social Security card has not been used and his driver’s license has not been renewed.
There does not seem to be any reason at all why Ben disappeared. There are no clues as to where he might be and uncertainty around whether he left of his own free will or if foul play was involved.
Ben was 21 years old when he went missing. He would be 46 years old today.
Any leads or information should be directed to:
Lincoln County Sheriff’s Department
Sheriff Jeff Jaeger
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