Adam Benjamin Lake

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Left: Adam, circa 2001
Right: Age-progression to age 31 (circa 2014)


Vital Statistics at Time of Disappearance

  • Missing Since: March 24, 2001 from Hilliard, Ohio
  • Classification: Endangered Runaway
  • Date of Birth: June 14, 1983
  • Age: 17 years old
  • Height and Weight: 5'11 - 6'0, 165 pounds
  • Distinguishing Characteristics: Caucasian male. Blond hair, green eyes. Adam has a scar on his right hand and a faint dog bite scar on his cheek. He has previously broken his right arm twice. He speaks fluent Spanish in addition to English. He may go by his middle name, Benjamin. At the time of his disappearance, Adam's hair was shorter than in the photo shown above. His teeth are crooked.
  • Clothing/Jewelry Description: A t-shirt, khaki pants and a long black leather trench coat.
  • Medical Conditions: Adam suffers from Crohn's Disease, a serious inflammatory bowel disorder which can be fatal. He may be in need of medical attention.
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    Details of Disappearance

    Adam disappeared from Hilliard, Ohio on March 24, 2001. After dinner he went to a party with a friend and never returned home. He was carrying a backpack and cellular phone at the time of his disappearance.

    Authorities believe Adam left of his own accord and may have left the state of Ohio, but his mother stated they had a good relationship and she doesn't believe he would have stayed gone for this long without getting in touch with her. She believes her son met with foul play. For unspecified reasons, caution is advised when approaching him. Adam's case remains unsolved.


    Investigating Agency
    If you have any information concerning this case, please contact:
    Columbus Police Department


    Source Information
    The National Center for Missing and Exploited Children
    Ohio Missing Children Clearinghouse
    NBC 4i
    The Doe Network
    WBNS-10 TV


    Updated 5 times since October 12, 2004.

    Last updated December 27, 2015; distinguishing characteristics and medical conditions updated.

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