Benjamin Richard Cannon
Cannon, approximately 1995
Date and time person was reported missing : 03/01/1995
Missing location (approx) :
Missing classification : Endangered Missing
Gender : Male
DOB : 10/11/1974 (46)
Age at the time of disappearance: 20 years old
Height / Weight : 6'2, 180 pounds
Description, clothing, jewerly and more : Unknown, but he dresses casually and sometimes wears a beret.
Medical conditions : Cannon may suffer from mental illness.
Distinguishing characteristics, birthmarks, tattoos
: Caucasian male. Dark brown hair, gray/hazel eyes. Cannon's hair was buzz-cut with bangs at the time of his disappearance. His nickname is Ben. He had no tattoos at the time of his 1995 disappearance. His ears are pierced.
Information on the case from local sources, may or may not be correct : Cannon was last seen at his residence in the 12600 block of Weir Street in Omaha, Nebraska sometime in late March 1995. He was involved with the Rainbow Family, a nomadic cult-type religious group, at the time of his disappearance. He has never been heard from again.
Cannon was not reported missing until May 2004, nine years after he was last seen; prior to then, the police had refused to accept a report. Few details are available in his case.
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Omaha Police Department
September 2021 updates and sources
Nebraska State Patrol
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