About eight years ago, Ben Lund went to a party and was never seen again. It's a Killeen missing persons mystery that Ben's parents plan to solve. The two have never given up hope and now they plan to re-ignite the search for their son.
"Our son has been missing from Killeen since June of 2005," said Beth Lund. Almost eight years after her 19-year-old son's disappearance, she and her husband Craig are still searching. "And we don't want another June anniversary of his disappearance to go by again."
They travel from East Texas almost every year to meet with Killeen PD, hoping for answers.
"They're very dedicated to their child. They're championing his case, they want it kept up front, they want us kept interested in it, and rightfully so," Commander Scott Meads of the Killeen PD Criminal Investigation Unit.
But their meeting on Thursday is different. Debora Hobbs is joining them. She's a caseworker from CUE, a non-profit organization dedicated to finding missing persons.
"we want ben located. That's our primary goal. To have Ben back with his family, good or bad. His parents need him home," said Hobbs.
In the coming months, they plan on searching at least five locations in Killeen. Also, add on to the $10,000 reward for information on Ben's disappearance. They will even circulate Ben's computer generated picture of what he would like today.
"I think the more that Ben's face is seen, the better off, the better chance we have of someone remembering anything about his case," said Beth.
At the end of the day, the Lund family just wants to know where their son is so KPD says anyone with information, even anonymously can contact Bell County Crime Stoppers.
You can also contact CUE at their 24 hour tipline: (910) 232-1687