Benjamin J. Wilberding
North American Missing Persons Network
Benjamin J. Wilberding

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Vital Statistics at Time of Disappearance

  • Missing Since: May 24, 1996 from Tomahawk, Lincoln County, Wisconsin
  • Classification: Endangered Missing
  • Date Of Birth: January 24, 1975
  • Age: 21
  • Height: 5'10"
  • Weight: 170 lbs.
  • Hair Color: Brown
  • Eye Color: Brown
  • Race: White
  • Gender: Male
  • Clothing: Blue jeans and a t-shirt.
  • AKA: Ben
  • Dentals: Available
  • Case Number: CR0796-201
  • NCIC Number: M-933833283

  • Details of Disappearance
    On May 24, 1996 Ben Wilberding disappeared from his parents' home on County Road CC in rural Tomahawk. He spoke to his sister from his home that morning, and that was the last she or anyone else heard from him. When Ben was last seen he was in a maroon vehicle with two other occupants. Weeks later police found his driver's license and social security card, on a different person. Police investigated that person, but found no evidence linking him to a crime. Ben's last paycheck remained at Hurd Millwork Co. in Merrill where he was employed as summer help, and his vehicle was parked where it was when he went missing. His Social Security card hasn't been used and his driver's license has not been renewed.

    Investigating Agency
    If you have any information concerning this case, please contact:
    Lincoln County Sheriff's Department
    Lt. Mark Gartmann

    Source Information
    Charley Project
    WI DOJ