The Lunds received renewed hope last week their son's missing person case will achieve closure when Killeen police reassigned the case to veteran detectives Karl Ortiz and Sharon Brank.
The Lunds traveled 160 miles Tuesday to speak with the Killeen detectives and a Texas Ranger, hoping fresh eyes will uncover answers.
Killeen police released new information last week about a party where police suspect foul play happened.
Ben attended a party on Wood Street, in mid-June. He left with a friend in his black 1999 Nissan Sentra to buy drugs, Ortiz said. The friend returned alone to the party in Ben's car. Ben has not been seen or heard from since.
The last recorded sighting of Ben was taken by a security camera showing him withdrawing money from First National Bank at the Harker Heights H-E-B between June 13 and 17, detectives said. The party might have been the same night, detectives said.
"His existence is completely gone. He's disappeared off the face of the earth," Ortiz said.
A friend found Ben's black 1999 Nissan Sentra on Wood Street sometime later and reported it to his parents.
On July 7, 2005, Killeen street workers impounded Ben's Nissan along with other cars in preparation for a construction project. Ortiz hopes that detail will trigger the memory of Wood Street residents who might remember the car or suspicious incidents around the time. Source: Killeen Daily Herald
Anyone with information regarding Benjamin Lund is encouraged to contact Killeen Police at (254) 501-8905 or 501-8853. A $10,000 reward is offered for information leading to Ben Lund. A photo of Ben can be found on the Killeen Police Department website.