02-29-2008, 07:26 PM #1
IA - Benjamin Melvin Roseland, 19, Clinton, 9 Feb 2008
29 Feb 08
A search party will be held Saturday by the friends and family of Benjamin Malvin Roseland.
Roseland, 19, 1921 Pershing Blvd., was reported missing on Feb. 9 after leaving the 400 block of 10th Avenue South to head to Hy-Vee. He never made it to Hy-Vee and has not been seen since.
Roseland is described by officials as a white male, standing 5 feet 11 inches tall and weighing 175 pounds, with brown hair and blue eyes. He was last seen in camouflage overalls.
The search party will begin at 11:15 a.m. at the Hy-Vee parking lot. His loved ones are asking anyone in the community to join them in searching the eastern side near the river bank. Though the group is waiting on permission of the owners, they also hope to search abandoned buildings south of Hy-Vee.
The Hy-Vee parking lot will serve as the command center where all volunteers should sign in. Those with cell phones will be asked to list their numbers in order to keep in contact with the other volunteers.
Once the search begins, volunteers will break into groups of three. Some members of the Clinton Police Department will be joining in the search which will continue all day.
no pic at link
(Hy-Vee is a store.)
Last edited by summer_breeze; 12-18-2010 at 10:49 AM.
03-03-2008, 01:05 PM #2Registered User
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Published: March 03, 2008 10:11 am
Missing man still not located
Herald Staff Writer
CLINTON — A search party made up of friends and family of Benjamin M. Roseland, who has been missing since Feb. 9, discovered two shoes believed to be his but he has not yet been found.
The search began at 11:45 a.m. Saturday with a large group of volunteers sifting through the area east and south of the location where he was last seen.
Roseland, 19, 1921 Pershing Blvd., was reported missing after leaving the 400 block of 10th Avenue South to head to Hy-Vee. He never made it to Hy-Vee and has not been seen since. He is descri-bed by officials as a white male, standing 5 feet 11 inches tall and weighing 175 pounds, with brown hair and blue eyes. Roseland was last seen in camouflage overalls.
At 11:38 a.m. Saturday, a shoe was found sitting in a vacant yard at the corner of 13th Avenue South and Third Street. A short time later, searchers located a second shoe on top of a snow bank on the east side of the street at 13th Avenue South and Second Street. Roseland’s mother stated that he wore a pair of shoes similar in make, color, style and shoe size.
A more intense search was then conducted east of the area of 13th Avenue South and Second Street involving officers from the Clinton Police Department, Clinton County Sheriff’s Office, the Iowa State Patrol and the Clinton Fire Department. The Eko-Sar K-9 Search and Rescue team was also activated to assist in the search. ADM security also assisted in a check of their property.
A MedForce helicopter pilot and a Clinton police officer flew above the area east and south of where Roseland was last seen.
An attempt to put the Clinton Fire Department rescue boat in the water at the Fifth Street boat ramp was unsuccessful due to surface conditions.
No additional items were found by searchers in the area. Roseland was not located and continues to be listed as a missing person.
If any person has information about Roseland, they are asked to contact the Clinton Police Department at 243-1458.
03-07-2008, 06:12 PM #3
Family needs help with search
7 March 08
Another search party is being organized by the family and friends of Ben Roseland, 19, who has been missing since Feb. 9.
Roseland’s loved ones will gather in the Hy-Vee parking lot on Saturday at 11 a.m. and are asking members of the community to join them in searching the area and passing out flyers.
The family is planning to have a search plan prepared for the event, but is encouraging anyone with any search ideas or suggestions to attend.
Roseland is described by officials as a white male, standing 5 feet 11 inches tall and weighing 175 pounds, with brown hair and blue eyes. He was last seen by friends after leaving a house in the 400 block of 10th Avenue South headed to Hy-Vee. He never made it to the store, and has not been seen since.
03-29-2008, 01:50 PM #4
28 March 08
Family and friends of Ben Roseland have set up a Web site in an effort to assist in the desperate search for their missing loved one, who was last seen on Feb. 9.
Benroseland.com was created by Ann Capion, a friend of Roseland’s family, to provide up-to-date information on search efforts, as well as recent photographs of Roseland and links to informational Web sites.
much more at link
03-29-2008, 02:11 PM #5Registered User
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Good, finally a picture can be seen on the website. It's ashame the media didn't have one for everyone to see. Especially those close to home.
04-16-2008, 09:29 AM #6Former Member
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Help find Ben- anyone that can get more info to this thread on his case, please do.
04-16-2008, 01:03 PM #7CJ Analyst
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Candlelight vigil for missing Clinton teenApril 4th, 2008
The family and friends of missing Clinton teen Benjamin Roseland will hold a candlelight vigil at 7 p.m. Saturday at Clinton Park.
The vigil is for the safe return of Roseland and in honor of all missing persons, said the teen’s aunt, Julie Connell.
Anyone who has a missing loved one is invited to bring a photo or flyer to share.
Clinton Mayor Rodger Holm and the Rev. Richard Okumu of The Church of the Visitation will be among the local dignitaries participating in the event.
Roseland, 19, disappeared Feb. 9 after he left a friend’s house in the 400 block of 10th Ave. S. to walk a few blocks to a grocery store. Roseland never made it to the store and has not been seen since.
Ben has brown hair and brown eyes and stands 5 feet 11 inches tall and weighs 175 pounds. He was last seen wearing camouflage overalls.
Anyone with information about Roseland’s whereabouts is asked to call the Clinton Police Department at (563) 243-1458 or send an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org.
— Thomas Geyer
02-10-2010, 11:12 PM #8
Family Still Searching For Missing Clinton Man
It's an anniversary one family in Clinton, Iowa would rather not have, Benjamin Roseland disappeared two years ago on Tuesday.
Police say Ben left his house to walk across the street to Hy–Vee.
He never made it to the store and hasn't been heard of or seen since.
But despite the case going cold, his family continues to fight for answers.
08-14-2010, 09:21 PM #9
FOREVER SEARCHING - FOR MISSING BEN ROSELAND - Facebook Site
Another Web Site for Ben
09-19-2010, 06:30 PM #10
North American Missing Persons Network
The Charley Project
12-17-2010, 10:23 PM #11
12-18-2010, 10:54 AM #12
** Note - I have adjusted the title of this thread. Ben's middle name is Melvin. (Not Malvin, as was widely reported)
Link to a summary of Ben's story.
He is still listed with NCMEC.
01-01-2012, 04:06 PM #13
Ben will have been missing four years next month. I wish some of you super sleuthers could come up with some answers. I find this case so puzzling.
07-19-2012, 11:02 PM #14Registered User
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Map of Area
Does anyone have a map of the area with where his friend's house is, the store, his house and where his shoes were found?
08-23-2012, 03:56 PM #15
Also, who was the friend who last saw him? Sorry, gotta start there, and missed it if it had been mentioned. Who is the friend? Who else was at house and saw him leave for the store? Was he seen on any cameras on the way to the store?
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