Benjamin Lund

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Top Row and Bottom Left and Center: Lund, circa 2005;
Bottom Right: Age-progression to age 27 (circa 2012)

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Vital Statistics at Time of Disappearance

  • Missing Since: June 16, 2005 from Killeen, Texas
  • Classification: Endangered Missing
  • Date of Birth: August 18, 1985
  • Age: 19 years old
  • Height and Weight: 6'0 - 6'1, 165 pounds
  • Distinguishing Characteristics: Caucasian male. Brown hair, brown/green/hazel eyes. Lund's nicknames are Ben, Beans, Slim Jim and 6-2. He has a scar on his upper lip and a scar on his abdomen. He normally keeps his hair very short and may wear a goatee. Lund may wear eyeglasses.
  • Clothing/Jewelry Description: A white t-shirt, baggy blue jeans, and possibly an earring and a baseball cap.
  • Medical Conditions: Lund has a history of drug and alcohol abuse.
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    Details of Disappearance

    Lund left his apartment at Terrace Heights Apartments in the 1700 block of Terrace Drive in Killeen, Texas in the afternoon or early evening of June 16, 2005. He then went to the H-E-B grocery store in Harker Heights, Texas and withdrew less than $100 from his checking account at the First National Bank branch there. He later attended a party on Wood Street. He left the party with a friend to buy drugs. The friend later returned without him, and Lund has never been heard from again. His vehicle, a black 1999 Nissan Sentra, was found abandoned on July 7, three weeks after his disappearance, in the 900 block of Wood Street in Killeen. There were personal items inside the vehicle, but no sign of Lund at the scene.

    Lund had moved to Killeen from central Texas in 2004, after graduating from Elkhart High School. He went through a drug and alcohol rehabilitation program at Christian Farms Rehabilitation. He worked temporary jobs, including as a contractor and on Fort Hood as a barracks inspector. Lund was on probation at the time of his disappearance; at age seventeen, he was caught using false identification to buy tobacco. His probation was almost completed by the time he went missing. The last time he talked to his mother on the mother, they had an argument related to finances. Lund's mother stated he sounded "different" during the conversation, but he didn't tell her anything was wrong. When she didn't hear from him again, at first she thought he was just angry at her.

    It's uncharacteristic of Lund to leave without warning or to be out of touch with his family. All of his clothing and personal belongings were left behind when he vanished. Investigators are seeking to talk to several acquaintances of Lund who may have information about his disappearance. He is missing under suspicious circumstances and his case remains unsolved.

    Some agencies give the place of Lund's disappearance as Harker Heights, Texas and the date as June 13, 2005.

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    Investigating Agency
    If you have any information concerning this case, please contact:
    Killeen Police Department
    254-501-8800

    OR
    Texas Department of Public Safety
    800-346-3243

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    Source Information
    Texas Department of Public Safety
    Texas Equusearch Mounted Search and Recovery Team
    KCEN-TV/DT
    Killeen Police Department
    Lowery and Associates
    The National Center for Missing and Exploited Children
    North American Missing Persons Network
    The Killeen Daily Herald
    The Palestine Herald-Press
    NamUs

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    Updated 7 times since October 12, 2004.

    Last updated February 10, 2013; age-progression added.

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