CANADA CANADA - Ben Kilmer, 41, Cowichan, 16 May 2018

Discussion in 'Missing Persons Discussion' started by cybervampira, May 19, 2018.

  1. caturious

    caturious New Member

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    Why would anybody leave their vehicle running if they were going off to commit suicide unless they wanted to be found? My Dad committed suicide and he made sure he wasn't found for a few days.
     
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  2. OceanSideMedium

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    Is there anyone in this group that knows the area where Ben is from?

    I went to look at the pics in the find group of the maps of searched area and it was confusing af to me.

    So I’m wondering does anyone know if the shawnigan lake area has been searched? Also is there any area in the shawnigan area that has a very steep slope that’s soooo muddy and slippery most of the time. Like it would be difficult to climb back up it.
    Also, is there a mil around this and has that area been searched? Thanks to anyone that can help me with that :).

    I’m also curious to know who’s blood is in the vehicle if it’s not bens

    Ok as for my theories so far (obviously far from fact!)

    1. Ben had terrible headache, nausea, confusion and pulled over to throw up and maybe wandered off in confusion. If for example he had an aneurism or similar. I’d like to know his physical state leading up to that day.

    2. Ben was stressed out about money and may have been making money in the side (eg drugs) but found himself owing the wrong people. If this is the case he could be a lot further than they’re looking.

    3. The suicide theory as we have all mentioned. Maybe he was just stressed and couldn’t take it. Or maybe he walked away from it all. Personally I don’t feel this one to be true.

    4. There’s always the chance of an affair. Perhaps he decided to leave it all and spend his life with a new woman.

    I have more lol. But I’ll leave this for now
     
  3. siliconrod

    siliconrod Active Member

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    As I have stated before the lack of information from LE and NORPAC Power suggest to me that foul play was involved in Ben's disappearance and maybe a POI is being looked at.

    Its odd that the only "eye witness" of Ben last sighting was a surveillance video no co-worker or customer personnel have made any public statements so far about Ben's last day of work.
     
  4. Sjm_qc

    Sjm_qc Well-Known Member

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    BBM: you know that’s Ben’s own company, right? And that it’s a “one man band”?
     
  5. siliconrod

    siliconrod Active Member

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    I did a google search of NORPAC Power and I got a result of a company based in Oregon that installed and serviced power generators so I thought Ben was a sub-contractor for the larger co. My Bad. However I would think Ben would have had some interactions with someone on the day he disappeared besides his family such as customers or suppliers to better understand his frame of mind that day.
     
  6. Sjm_qc

    Sjm_qc Well-Known Member

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    BBM : I’m sure he did. Unfortunately, no one is talking :(.

    No worries regarding the erroneous company search, just didn’t want you & the rest of us going off on a wild goose chase. It’s quite common, IME for small/sole operator companies to choose a similar name to a larger, well-known one.
     
  7. Snoopster

    Snoopster Well-Known Member

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    That last sighting was at Stone Pacific Contracting, who presumably hired Ben (Norpac) to do a job. He was returning some keys. No doubt people saw him, but RCMP are keeping this case pretty clamped down. So your point, that it suggests foul play is certainly viable, but so could other scenarios. The person(s) in the little office at Stone Pacific might not know him very well. He kept the van running and door open as he went in to drop off the keys, so he wasn't heading in to "chat".

    Other people may have come forward in the meantime to account for his whereabouts between the video and when his van was first seen on the side of the road. If so, LE may be keeping quiet. If not, there may be simply nothing else to say.

    I'll stop babbling now. :oops:
     
  8. Coco Powder

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  9. Coco Powder

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    In this latest article, one of his close friends who has known him for a long time had this to say:

    Kilmer didn’t have any enemies, no reason to leave everything behind and wouldn’t have “disappeared himself” either, Morrison said.

    Three weeks after his friend was last seen, Morrison has come to his own conclusion.

    “Seems like foul play to me,” he said. “He’s the type of person that if someone was struggling on the side of the road he would have pulled over to help.”

    On Vancouver Island, three men go missing and a province wonders why | The Star
     
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  10. cybervampira

    cybervampira Well-Known Member

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    Volunteers search for Island man missing for a month
     
  11. cpeacock1

    cpeacock1 Well-Known Member

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    It is heartbreaking reading the words of LK. While there is always hope - until there is a resolution - it seems like she believes BK will not return alive. Does not seem likely due to the amount of time he has been missing. Oh how I wish he would be found. And soon.

    It’s cases like this when I think about having some sort of locating device implanted on every person alive. Overboard?? Maybe. But if you have ever searched for a missing person it seems practical.
     
  12. Coco Powder

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  13. Coco Powder

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    I agree that we should chip everyone; I think it would be a step in the right direction. We have chips in our pets, so why not our loved ones.
     
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  14. Satchie

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    I wonder how many husbands would agree to be imbedded with a gps tracking device by their wives?

    Most people consider it sufficient to carry a cell phone. He left his cellphone behind.
     
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  15. asmi106082

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    OT, but was Leanne the same woman who walked off barefoot while she and her husband were staying with family? I remember following one where the spouse/significant other was suspected for quite some time because they had argued prior to her walking off and no one believed him that she would leave without shoes. Thanks.

     
  16. AzPistonsGirl

    AzPistonsGirl Detroit to the Bone

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    ACK! Chip everyone?! Shades of George Orwell. Yikes - no, no no. Not the answer IMO. Staunchly opposed.
     
  17. inmyhumbleopinion

    inmyhumbleopinion Well-Known Member

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    I do not believe Leanne was barefoot nor she and her husband had an argument immediately prior to her going missing.

    Her husband was suspected for quite some time, mainly because he was the last one to see her, and his parents were out of town all week (Leanne and her husband had been staying with his parents temporarily after returning from their around-the-world trip).

    Here is the link to her WS thread:

    Found Deceased - TX - Leanne Bearden, 33, Garden Ridge, 17 Jan 2014 #11
     
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  18. deugirtni

    deugirtni Well-Known Member

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    I agree, it has an Orwellian feel, however I wonder if your opinion might change if you had a child disappear? jmo
     
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  19. asmi106082

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    Does anyone remember the case I was recalling upthread? It’s going to bug me now! I believe they were in a camper or garage or something like that while visiting family out of town.
     
  20. ttcRider

    ttcRider Well-Known Member

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    This made me laugh.
     
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