The death of a man who had served jail time for stalking a Pacific Grove High School student was a suicide, the county coroner and Pacific Grove police announced on Monday.
Benjamin Peter Munhall, 44, of Monterey, was found dead Saturday morning in the Asilomar beach tract area. He died of a cut to the throat; a double-edged razor blade was found nearby, police said.
P.G. Stalker’s Death Ruled As Suicide
A 44-year-old man recently released from the county jail after serving time for stalking a Pacific Grove High School student was found dead Saturday morning in the Asilomar beach track area of Pacific Grove.
Pacific Grove Police said the body of Benjamin Peter Munhall of Monterey was found in the vicinity of the stalking victim’s residence.
Munhall was arrested on June 28, 2005, on suspicion of stalking, child annoyance and prowling. At the time The Herald reported that Munhall had met the girl at a Pacific Grove High School football game in September 2003, when she was 14. A week later he followed her home and gave her a gift. The victim reportedly told her parents about the man, but at that time police didn’t know his identity.
P.G. Girl’s Stalker Found Dead On Asilomar Beach
A Pacific Grove High School student was allegedly being stalked by a 43-year-old man who called her home and parked his car outside her house.Benjamin Peter Munhall was arrested on suspicion of stalking, child annoyance and prowling Tuesday, Pacific Grove police reported.Police said the man was living out of his car.
Google Search for the name shows a few movie fansite entries. One that remains only as a google entry:”Benjamin Munhall, 36 Job: Former Pebble Beach caddie.”
Stalker and bad speller.
Also noted on KCBA TV
Monterey Hear-Old November 19, 2005
Update: Munhall pleaded guilty and has been sentenced to one year in county jail.
43 Year Old Man Stalks P.G. Teen