Fate of Central Texas teen who disappeared in 2005 remains a mystery

Benjamin Lund has been missing since June 2005. (Bell County Crime Stoppers photo)
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KILLEEN, Texas (KWTX) A Crime Stoppers reward of as much as $1,000 is offered for information that could help police solve the mystery of the disappearance of a Killeen teenager who left a party with a friend to buy drugs in 2005 and was never seen again.

Benjamin Lund was 19 on June 16, 2005 when he left his apartment in the 1700 block of Terrace Drive in Killeen, went to the Harker Heights H-E-B, withdrew less than $100 from the First National Bank branch in the store, and then later went to the party on Wood Street, according to the Charley Project, which profiles thousands of cold cases involving missing people.

The Crime Stoppers summary, however, says he was last seen on June 13, 2005 in Harker Heights.

His 1999 Nissan Sentra was found abandoned three weeks later in the 900 block of Wood Street.

Lund, who would now be 34, was last seen wearing a white T-shirt and blue jeans.

He also wears eyeglasses.

He’s an Elkhart High School graduate who moved to Killeen in 2004 and worked at a series of temporary jobs, including one as a contract barracks inspector at Fort Hood, the Charley Project says.

When he disappeared, he left all of his clothing and belongings behind.