10-20-2007, 09:20 PM #1
WI - Ben Wilberding, 21, Tomahawk, 24 May 1996
Oct 19, 2007
The Lincoln County Sheriff's Department says it's got a new lead in the case of a Tomahawk man who disappeared nearly 11 years ago, but officers aren't saying what it is.
Ben Wilberding was 21 when he vanished.
Both officers and family still think someone in Tomahawk has answers.
Wilberding was last seen in May of 1996, at his parents' home on County Road CC.
His sister says someone else had Wilberding's Drivers License and social security card, but a former sheriff says no evidence linked that person to a crime.
If you have information, call the Lincoln County Sheriff's Department at (715) 536-6272
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10-20-2007, 09:56 PM #2Registered User
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10-21-2007, 05:53 PM #4Registered User
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Thanks for the link!
Also WELCOME to WS!!!!
I can't imagine LE not thinking a crime had been commited 11 yrs ago.
Seriously not many people vanish for 11 yrs without getting in touch with someone. Why in the world would someone have his drivers license & SS card? This case needs futher looked into.
I am very glad something new has turned up. Wi has a very huge problem with unsolved cases.......
02-28-2009, 09:01 AM #5Former Member
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Missing since May 24, 1996 from Tomahawk, Lincoln County, Wisconsin
Age at Time of Disappearance: 21 years old
Height and Weight at Time of Disappearance: 5'10"; 170 lbs.
Distinguishing Characteristics: White male. Brown hair; brown eyes.
Dentals: Available, missing his two front teeth
Circumstances 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.
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 remains at Hurd Millwork Co. in Merrill where he was employed as summer help, and his vehicle is 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.
There doesn't seem to be any reasons why Wilberding disappeared, no clues as to where he might be and no ideas if he just fled the country, or if foul play was involved
If you have any information concerning this case please contact:
Lincoln County Sheriff's Department
07-30-2010, 04:15 PM #6
NEW INFO: Crews Searching Near Tomahawk for Remains of Missing Man After Tip
Lincoln County authorities say they're searching for human remains in an area where they were told a man missing since 1996 may be buried.
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08-09-2010, 11:18 AM #7It is the province of knowledge to speak and...the privilege of wisdom to listen
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NEW INFO: No Human Remains Found in Lincoln County Missing Person Search
The Lincoln County Sheriff's Department has completed its search on County Road CC in the Town of Wilson. Despite the day long search no sign of human remains were found.
Investigators were searching for the remains of a man missing since 1996.
08-09-2010, 11:22 AM #8
Wow, this is 40 miles from me and I have never heard of him. My niece and her husband both work at Hurd and have for many years. I am going to ask them about this.Praying for Jason.
Where is Kayla Berg?
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