Willard Arent Bennett
Bennett, approximately 2013
Date reported missing : 11/12/2013
Missing location (approx) :
San Diego County, California
Missing classification : Endangered Missing
Gender : Male
DOB : 03/08/1940 (81)
Age at the time of disappearance: 73 years old
Height / Weight : 5'10, 170 - 185 pounds
Medical conditions : Bennett was in the early stAge at the time of disappearance: s of Alzheimer's Disease at the time of his disappearance.
Distinguishing characteristics, birthmarks, tattoos
: Caucasian male. White hair, blue eyes. Bennett wears eyeglasses or contact lenses. He had a scraggly beard at the time of his disappearance. His nickname is Wil.
Information on the case from local sources, may or may not be correct : At the time of his disappearance, Bennett was traveling the country in his camper style van, a white 1994 Dodge V25 with the Washington license plate numberÂ WW06056. He planned to drive from Olympia, Washington to California and then to Arizona.
The last sign of Bennett was when he purchased gas in eastern San Diego County, California on November 12, 2013. He has not been seen or heard from since and his van has not been located. The circumstances of his disappearance are unclear.
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San Diego County Sheriff's Department
September 2021 updates and sources
California Attorney General's Office
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