Vital Statistics at Time of Disappearance
Details of Disappearance
On the morning of July 8, 2014, Lynn Messer, 52, disappeared from the home she shared with her husband in rural Bloomsdale, Missouri. Her husband, Kerry Messer woke at 4 a.m. to discover his wife, Lynn, was not in bed with him. He got up and looked around the house for her unable to locate her and he then went on to search the common areas around their 250 acre farm where she would normally be found. When Kerry still couldn’t locate her, he became increasingly concerned and called 911.
She left behind her cellphone, wallet, credit cards, id and keys. Lynn has been described as devoutly religious. Law enforcement found no indication at Messer’s home that there was a break-in or that she may have been abducted, and she has no history of mental problems like dementia that may have caused her to leave the house unexpectedly. There was a thunderstorm in the area and no sign of footprints or a struggle.
The night before she vanished, Messer taught a vacation Bible school class before coming home to work on craft projects and plan for an upcoming Sunday school picnic. Nothing seemed out of the ordinary.
Some family members have taken lie detector tests, but no one in the family is considered a suspect. Police with dogs have exhaustively searched the farm and found no clues, and a search through home computer files led nowhere.
Despite widespread news coverage and social media sites posting Lynn Messer’s picture, there have been no confirmed sightings of her alive since she vanished.
If you have any information concerning this case, please contact:
Sainte Genevieve County Sheriff’s Office
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