Benjamin Shane Ridley

Left and Center: Benjamin circa, 1982

Right: Age Progressed to age 50

Vital Statistics at Time of Disappearance

Missing Since: July 2, 1982

Missing From: Burien, King County, Washington

Classification: Endangered Runaway

Date Of Birth: April 2, 1967

Age: 15 years old

Height and Weight: 5’7″ and 130 pounds

Distinguishing Characteristics: Caucasian Male, Brown hair, Hazel eyes, Benjamin might use the nickname “Benjie”

NCMEC Number: 1312161

Details of Disappearance

Benjamin was last seen in Burien, Washington on July 2nd 1982. He allegedly ran away from his foster home after being there for approximately one day. He previously lived with his biological family but was taken into foster care for unclear reasons. He was not reported missing when he initially disappeared.

His surviving siblings reported his disappearance in 2017, 35 years after he was last seen. Investigators believe Ridley might have remains in the local area or might’ve traveled to the Seattle area. It’s also possible he was trying to go back to his parents. Authorities believe he left on his own accord.

Ridley’s disappearance remains unsolved and is classified as a runaway.

Investigating Agency

If you have any information concerning this case, please contact:

King County Sheriff’s Office 206-296-3311

Source Information

The National Center for Missing and Exploited Children

The Charley Project


Q13 Fox

Shoreline Area News

Westside Seattle