Benjamin J. Wilberding

Wilberding, circa 1996

  • Missing Since 05/24/1996
  • Missing From Tomahawk, Wisconsin
  • Classification Endangered Missing
  • Date of Birth 01/24/1975 (44)
  • Age 21 years old
  • Height and Weight 5'10, 170 pounds
  • Clothing/Jewelry Description A t-shirt and blue jeans.
  • Distinguishing Characteristics Caucasian male. Brown hair, brown eyes. Wilberding's nickname is Ben.

Details of Disappearance

Wilberding was last seen at his parents' home on County Road CC in rural Tomahawk, Wisconsin on the morning of May 24, 1996. He left in a maroon car with two other occupants. He has never been heard from again.

After his disappearance, authorities found his driver's license and Social Security card in the possession of another person. This individual was investigated, but there was no evidence linking him to a crime.

Wilberding never collected his last paycheck from the Hurd Millwork Company in Merrill, Wisconsin, where he was employed as a seasonal worker. He also left his vehicle behind. His Social Security number has not been used since 1996 and his driver's license has not been renewed. The circumstances surrounding his disappearance are unclear.

Investigating Agency

  • Lincoln County Sheriff's Department 715-536-6272

Updated 2 times since October 12, 2004. Last updated August 28, 2009; date of birth and clothing/jewelry description added, name and details of disappearance updated.