Benjamin J. Wilberding

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Above Images: Wilberding, circa 1996


Vital Statistics at Time of Disappearance

  • Missing Since: May 24, 1996 from Tomahawk, Wisconsin
  • Classification: Endangered Missing
  • Date of Birth: January 24, 1975
  • Age: 21 years old
  • Height and Weight: 5'10, 170 pounds
  • Distinguishing Characteristics: Caucasian male. Brown hair, brown eyes. Wilberding's nickname is Ben.
  • Clothing/Jewelry Description: A t-shirt and blue jeans.
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    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
    If you have any information concerning this case, please contact:
    Lincoln County Sheriff's Department


    Source Information
    The Doe Network
    Wisconsin Clearinghouse for Missing and Exploited Children and Adults


    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.

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