Ben Abels

 

 

Age: 33

 

Summary: real estate agent and younger brother of prominent Chicago attorney David Abels who was among one of more than 20 American tourists reported missing and presumed dead in the devastating South Asian Tsunami that swept across the Indian Ocean and killed over 2,300+ people during the tidal wave while he was on a backpacking trip with a college friend in Southeast Asia.

 

 

Cause of Death: Drowned after being struck by a tsunami

 

Born: October 7, 1971

 

Died: December 26, 2004

 

Location: Koh Phi Phi, Thailand