Classification: Endangered Missing Adult
Alias / Nickname: Ahrens, Benjy, Benj
Date of Birth: 1969-10-20
Date Missing: 2004-12-04
From City/State: Boise, ID
Missing From (Country): USA
Age at Time of Disappearance: 35
Height: 72 inches
Weight: 220 pounds
Hair Color: Brown
Eye Color: Brown
Identifying Characteristics: Pierced ears, mole by right eye, mole above mustache on right side of face, mole on right temple, previously fractured right forearm, previously fractured foot, tonsils removed.
Clothing: Gray silky shirt, jeans, tan leather jacket.
Jewelry: "Mobado" watch worn on right wrist, possibly wearing a small hoop in each ear.
Circumstances of Disappearance: Unknown. Ahren was last seen at approximately 7:00pm at the McDonald's at Coal and Overland Rd. in Boise, ID. This was Ahren's scheduled drop off location for his son to meet up with his mother. The following day, Ahren failed to call to arrange a pick up time which was very unlike him. His vehicle was located the same day he went missing at his residence nearby.
Investigative Agency: Boise Police Department
Investigative Case #: DR 440-526
Charley Project Info:
Barnard was last seen in Boise, Idaho on December 4, 2004. He dropped his son off at 7:00 p.m. He was planning to see the child again the next morning, but never arrived, which is uncharacteristic of him. Barnard's last cellular phone call was at 7:15 p.m. on the day of his disappearance. His car was later found parked in his driveway. He has never been heard from again. He may be driving a green Land Rover sport utility vehicle (SUV) with temporary Idaho license plates.
Barnard is a gun dealer and may frequent gun shows. He also has worked as a disc jockey in strip clubs and has been known to carry weapons. He had an outstanding warrant for his arrest for battery in Ada County, Idaho at the time of his disappearance, but police are not sure whether his disappearance has anything to do with it.
Prior to his disappearance, Barnard was fighting for custody of his son and had a falling out with his business partner. There is no evidence of foul play in his case, but due to his lifestyle, his disappearance is considered suspicious. Barnard's family stated he is a dedicated father who would not have willingly abandoned his children. He also left behind his dog and cat without making arrangements for their welfare, which his loved ones stated is uncharacteristic of him. His case remains unsolved.