North American Missing Persons Network
Crystal Ann Arensdorf

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Vital Statistics at Time of Disappearance

  • Missing Since: July 4, 2001 from Dubuque, Dubuque County, Iowa
  • Classification: Endangered Missing
  • Date Of Birth: February 1, 1981
  • Age: 20
  • Height: 5'6"
  • Weight: 115 lbs.
  • Hair Color: Blonde
  • Eye Color: Brown
  • Race: White
  • Gender: Female
  • Distinguishing Characteristics: Mole near navel.
    Wore blue-tinted soft contact lenses. Double-pierced ears.
  • Clothing: Tan shorts, a white polo shirt, black sandals.
  • Jewelry: Gold chain necklace with an opal pendant,
    an opal ring and a toe ring.
  • NCIC Number: M-901716452
  • Case Number: 01-25185

  • Details of Disappearance
    Arensdorf was last seen at approximately 2:00 AM on July 4, 2001 in Dubuque, Iowa. She was at Knickers Saloon (occasionally called Knickers Tavern) in the 2180 block of Central Avenue. She was there with friends and trying to get a ride to East Dubuque, Ill. No one saw her leave the bar, and she left her car, her keys, and her money behind. She did not show up for work Thursday morning. She has never been heard from again.

    Arensdorf’s family members said it was uncharacteristic of Crystal to leave without warning, and offered a $2,500 reward for information leading to her whereabouts. In October 2001 — three months after she went missing — investigators eliminated Arensdorf’s boyfriend, Tim Gerlieb, as a possible suspect in her disappearance.

    Police investigated everyone who was at the bar that night. Investigators interviewed several people of interest, including a few who took and failed lie detector tests. But there has never been enough evidence to arrest anyone.

    Steven and David Peacock — two former Dubuque brothers who resided in Mount Horeb, Wisconsin — were at the bar on July 4 and questioned several times in Arensdorf’s disappearance. The brothers agreed to polygraph exams in April 2002, and authorities also seized and searched David Peacock’s vehicle. The brothers were never charged in connection with Arensdorf’s case. Arensdorf has never been found. Foul play is suspected.

    Investigating Agency
    If you have any information concerning this case, please contact:
    Dubuque Police Department
    (319) 589-4410
    Iowa Missing Person Information Clearinghouse
    (800) 346-5507

    Source Information
    Iowa Missing Person Information Clearing house
    Iowa Cold Cases
    Des Moines Register