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Vital Statistics at Time of Disappearance
• Missing Since: June 2, 2007 from McIntosh County, Georgia
• Classification: Endangered Missing
• Date of Birth: 1975
• Age: 31 years old
• Height and Weight: 6'2, 175 pounds
• Distinguishing Characteristics: Caucasian male. Brown hair, blue eyes. McCullers's nickname is Ben.
• Clothing/Jewelry Description: A yellow polo shirt with white horizontal stripes, green shorts and a Georgia Southern University baseball cap.

Details of Disappearance
McCullers was last seen in McIntosh County, Georgia on June 2, 2007. He called his fiancee on his cellular phone to say he had run out of gas. She got four more calls from his phone the next day, but the signal was so weak that she couldn't make out any words. McCullers has never been heard from again. The day after his disappearance, his pickup truck was found locked and parked crookedly in a ditch off Highway 99 near Crescent, Georgia, few miles from McCullers's home and exactly where he had said it was. It was out of gas and had his cigarettes, his checkbook and a small amount of cash inside. There was no sign of McCullers at the scene, but his keys were found in a field about fifty yards away.

McCullers was employed in the construction industry at the time of his disappearance. He enjoys hunting and fishing. Since he went missing there has been no activity on his credit cards, cellular phone or bank account. It is uncharacteristic of McCullars to leave without warning. His father stated he was physically fit and would have been able to defend himself against an attacker, unless he was surprised. His case remains unsolved.

A decade later, family, law enforcement still seek answers to man's disappearance

Ben McCullers called his fiancée one dark night to let her know that his pickup truck had run out of gas, leaving him stranded on the side of a road in McIntosh County’s Crescent community.

And then he vanished, 10 years ago today.

Ten years later, law enforcement officials are forthright in saying they still do not have a clue what happened to the 1994 Glynn Academy graduate. If anybody out there knows, they have not come forward.
Nell McCullers also longs for answers about what became of her son. The wound left behind by his sudden absence from her life has grown into a scar over the years, leaving daily reminders of the unanswered questions surrounding June 2, 2007.

“I hold out hope that it will be resolved,” Nell McCullers said. “I hate to think his life wasn’t worth any more than that he’s just disappeared. Gone. And that’s the end of it. He was a great person, a great son. He was smart and hard working. He had a vision of what he wanted for himself and his life. He was just getting off the ground.”
Case of missing man has no leads - July 2009

Not knowing is what's hardest: Parents are in anguish over the disappearance of their adult children - December 2008