Vital Statistics at Time of Disappearance
Details of Disappearance
Lynn Schuller was last seen at her home in Cedar Rapids, IA, on August 6, 1972. According to her husband, Keith Schuller, he last saw her asleep around 7:30 a.m., before he and their 3-year-old son had left the home. They returned about five hours later to discover both Lynn and her bicycle gone.
Schuller said he’d decided then to take his son swimming at Bever Park. Before they’d gone, he’d left a note for Lynn. Schuller and his young son returned home about an hour later. This time, however, he said Lynn’s bicycle was there but that she was missing.
The home showed no signs of forced entry and nothing was disturbed. Lynn’s purse and all her belongings were still there.
Later that same day, Keith Schuller had contacted his wife’s parents — along with several others — to report his wife was missing. Family members arrived at the couple’s home and helped conduct searches in and around the surrounding area.
The following afternoon Keith Schuller called the Linn County Sheriff’s Office to report Lynn missing. Dozens of volunteers helped conduct a more extensive search, while detectives got a search warrant and seized several items from the Schuller home. Infrared aerial photos were taken of the home’s surrounding areas to determine if the ground had recently been dug up, but they produced no positive results.
Lynn’s parents offered a $1,000 reward for information leading to Lynn’s body or her whereabouts, but no one came forward.
At the time Keith Schuller wanted to divorce Lynn, but she refused to grant the divorce. The divorce was granted in July 1976. The couple had been married in 1965 and had one child. Lynn was born and raised in Minneapolis, but moved to Cedar Rapids after getting married.
Lynn Schuller was declared legally dead in 1978. Foul play is suspected.
If you have any information concerning this case, please contact:
Cedar Rapids Police Department
(319) 286-2645 or (319) 286-5619
Iowa Cold Cases