Benjamin Joseph Bearrick is a U.S. Army Veteran who served in the Vietnam War and was last seen in Bovina, Mississippi between January 23 and January 25, 2009, after he brought a friend to the hospital with a stab wound to the neck, was questioned by police as a material witness and released. Benjamin Bearrick’s friend, Shawn Paul Sponholz, was renting a cabin from Benjamin Bearrick when Benjamin found him with multiple stab wounds in the neck and brought him to the hospital around 7:00 PM on January 23, 2009. Shawn died from his injuries while in the emergency room and his death was ruled a homicide. Authorities did not name Benjamin Bearrick as a suspect in the murder of Shawn, but two days later on January 25, 2009 when the police went to question Benjamin Bearrick again, he was gone. Authorities believe that the disappearance of Benjamin Bearrick and the murder of his friend Shawn are connected and think that Benjamin Bearrick may have also been met with foul play.
Benjamin Joseph Bearrick was born in Texas, but his family had not been in touch with him for decades. Benjamin Bearrick has a daughter and a son and he is a longtime resident of Vicksburg, Mississippi. Extensive searches including volunteers and search dogs yielded negative results in the search for Benjamin Bearrick.
Benjamin Joseph Bearrick was 55 years old at the time he went missing in 2009. Benjamin Bearrick is 6 feet 1 inch tall and weighed approximately 185 pounds at the time he went missing. Benjamin has graying brown hair and brown eyes.
If you have any information about the whereabouts of Benjamin Joseph Bearrick, contact the Warren County Sheriffs Office at 601-636-1761
Update 06 January 2016: We would like to thank the Warren County Sheriffs Office for reviewing the information on this page. Mr Bearrick is listed as the Missing Veterans Featured Cold Case for the Month of January, 2016. Any information regarding the whereabouts of Mr. Bearrick should be directed to the Warren County Sheriff’s Office at 601-636-1761.