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Benjamin D. Bodwin

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Missing Person Case September 2021


Bodwin, approximately 2018




Date reported missing : 08/10/2018

Missing location (approx) :
Athelstane, Wisconsin
Missing classification : Endangered Missing
Gender : Male
Ethnicity :
White
Age at the time of disappearance: 54 years old
Distinguishing characteristics, birthmarks, tattoos : Caucasian male.





Information on the case from local sources, may or may not be correct : Bodwin disappeared from Athelstane, Wisconsin sometime in mid- to late August 2018. His car broke down there and Bodwin decided to leave it in a gas station parking lot until he could get it fixed. He never returned for it. His remains were identified in December 2020, after being found on private property in the woods in Athelstane Township. His death has been ruled a suicide.


Other information and links : ncy

Marinette County Sheriff's Office
715-732-7607



September 2021 updates and sources

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Wisconsin Missing Persons Advocacy, Inc.
The Mining Journal




October 12, 2004. December 31, 2020; case resolved.