Twenty-two-year-old Dustin Bench went missing after leaving his Tecumseh home on July 1st, 2001. He had left to walk to his girlfriend’s house, but never arrived.

His skeletal remains would later be found in a field in Earlsboro. He was found seven years after he went missing. As of 2011 authorities still did not have a cause of death in Dustin’s case, and had interviewed around 100 people in the case.

Not much other than rumors have been uncovered in Dustin’s case, though. There have been rumors that he was killed by people he owed money to, and rumors that he was killed and thrown from a bridge. Law enforcement have not been able to substantiate either rumor, and have said that Dustin being thrown from a bridge just doesn’t fit where his body was found.

While the case has largely remained cold over the years, in 2016 authorities said that they had received new information that they were hopeful could lead to a resolution in the case.

Dustin’s family continue to seek justice for him, especially his sister. He is greatly missed and deserves justice.

If you have any information about the murder of Dustin Bench please contact the Pottawatomie Sheriff’s Office at (405) 273-1727.

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