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Benn, circa 1967
Missing Since 09/25/1967
Classification Endangered Missing
Date of Birth Used 04/29/1908 (112)
Age 59 years old
Height and Weight 5'8, 185 pounds
Distinguishing Characteristics Caucasian male. Thinning dark brown hair, gray eyes. Benn has a scar on the right side of his left eyebrow.
Details of Disappearance Benn was last seen eating breakfast at the cafe attached to Claude's Shell Station in Sartell, Minnesota at 4:00 a.m. on September 25, 1967. He driving a metallic blue four-door 1963 Buick Electra with the Minnesota license plate number 6DU516 and the serial number 8J4036010. The car disappeared with Benn and has not been located.
Benn was a widower at the time of his disappearance and owned a business, the St. Cloud Gas and Appliance Service. He lived in Sauk Rapids, Minnesota. He was well-off with no debts, and usually carried a substantial sum of money on his person and made all purchases in cash. He may have been carrying as much as several thousand dollars when he disappeared.
Benn was declared legally dead eight years after his disappearance. His loved ones stated he was happy with his life and they don't believe he would have left of his own accord. His case remains unsolved.
Investigating Agency / Department
Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension