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It's heavily implied that before his daughter's disappearance, Benny was abusive towards both his wife Heather Peterson, and their daughter. However, he was known as a respectable member of society, and a grieving father up until Alison Sutherland's involvement in their case.
Alison had hacked into Benny's email, fabricated suggestive emails and sent these to Ariel. In doing so she incriminated him as a suspect, which brought the story to another level. She prides herself on this idea since it doubled her readers and subsequent sales.
But after the accusations got to him, Benny hanged himself in his own home for Heather to find.