Benjamin Levi Burgess
Burgess, approximately 2005
Date reported missing : 02/28/2005
Missing location (approx) :
Missing classification : Endangered Missing
Gender : Male
DOB : 09/02/1981 (39)
Age at the time of disappearance: 23 years old
Height / Weight : 5'9 - 6'0, 140 pounds
Description, clothing, jewerly and more : A dark blue Nor Cal shirt, a gray long-sleeved shirt, blue jeans, brown sneakers and a black "Cal" baseball cap.
Medical conditions : Burgess has a history of drug abuse, but his family stated he was clean at the time of his disappearance.
Distinguishing characteristics, birthmarks, tattoos : Caucasian male. Brown hair, blue eyes. Burgess has a tattoo of the word "Magalia" on his right forearm. and a tattoo of the word "Independent" on his left wrist He has a scar on his chin. His nickname is Ben.
Information on the case from local sources, may or may not be correct : Burgess was last seen at his place of employment,Â Sunbridge Care Facility in Paradise, California, at 5:00 p.m. on February 28, 2005. He has never been heard from again. Few details are available in his case.
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Paradise Police Department
September 2021 updates and sources
California Attorney General's Office
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October 12, 2004. May 11, 2018; picture and Medical conditions : added, Distinguishing characteristics, birthmarks, tattoos : , Description, clothing, jewerly and more : and Information on the case from local sources, may or may not be correct : updated.