Barron County Sheriff Asking For Help Finding Missing Person
The Barron County Sheriff's Department has posted several messages to Facebook asking for the public's help finding a missing person. Ben Jacobsen was last seen on Monday, February 8, 2021. Ben is 22 years old from Cumberland, Wisconsin. Family and friends have not seen him or been able to reach him, which is very unlike him. He also did not show up to work.
The Barron County Sheriff's Department describes ben as being 5'9" tall, weighing 170 pounds, brown hair, and hazel eyes. He drives a 2002 green Ford F-150. The truck also has a topper that is mismatched color. If you have any information on his whereabouts, are with him, or have seen his vehicle please call the Barron County Sheriff's Department dispatch at 715-537-3106.
Sheriff Chris Fitzegerald shared an update on February 11th that they had used a Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources airplane to try and located Ben's vehicle. They were unsuccessful in the attempt. They had also followed up on a couple of tips, but nothing has turned up.
Cumberland, Wisconsin is located about 90 miles south of The Twin Ports, and about 90 miles North East of The Twin Cities. Some comments on the Facebook page from friends and relatives suggest that he was last seen driving off of a local lake where he had been fishing and safely returned to land. But he has not been seen since. The Updated FB post has been shared nearly 20k times in the last few days.
Please keep an eye out anywhere for the vehicle as it could be anywhere in the region.