53-year-old David John Schultz was last seen in Sac County, Iowa on November 21, 2023. He disappeared while transporting a shipment of baby pigs from Eagle Grove to Sac City.

Background

David John Schultz is a resident of Wall Lake, Iowa. He is married to Sarah Schultz and is the father of 10-year-old twin boys. He works as a livestock truck driver.

Disappearance

At 7:00 pm on November 20, 2023, David Schultz was last seen by his wife when he left their Wall Lake, Iowa home for work.

David reportedly showed up late in his semi-trailer truck to pick up his shipment at the hog confinement in Eagle Grove, Iowa. He left the farm with the hogs around 10:50 pm.

Schultz was supposed to transport his shipment to the Wiechman Pig Company’s hog buying station in Sac City, Iowa, but David never made it to Wiechman’s and hasn’t been heard from since.

Around 11:15 pm, Schultz was last seen on a Iowa Department of Transportation camera at MM126 Truck Stop, east of Fort Dodge on Highway 20, where he stayed for 16 minutes.

He was then seen by a DOT camera on Highway 20 west of the MM 126 truck stop heading west. This was the last time David Schultz was seen.

Cell phone data from November 21, 2023 shows that Schultz subsequently traveled west across the highway before arriving at the intersection of Highway 20 and 71 Junction around 12:18 am.

On November 21, 2023, David’s wife Sarah filed a missing person’s report with the Lake View Police Department when she couldn’t contact her husband.

Investigation

At 3:04 pm on November 21, 2023, David’s vehicle, a red Peterbilt semi-trailer truck with white stripes, was found abandoned on County Road N-14 in northeastern Sac County, Iowa. The truck was turned off with the key in the ignition, left in the middle of the northbound lane near the intersection with D-15.

David’s cellphone and wallet, which contained his driver license and $2,000 in cash, were found inside the truck. The truck was reportedly seen parked at the location since at least 12:40 am, still filled with the hogs.

Authorities recovered a jacket, a towel, a cell phone charger, and a pocket knife in a ditch on the opposite side of the road.

Despite multiple searches by Iowa officials and volunteers that covered more than 100k acres, no further clues as to David’s whereabouts have been found.

In December the Sac County Sheriff’s Office announced a $2,000 reward was being offered for information regarding David’s disappearance.

Whereabouts

Police found no evidence for foul play in David Schultz’s disappearance. The circumstances of David’s disappearance remain unclear and his case is currently classified as missing. His case remains unsolved.

Appearance

Physical Description:
White male with brown hair and brown eyes. David is 5’11 tall and weighs 180 pounds.

Clothing & Accessories:
It is unknown what David was wearing when he went missing.

Investigating Agency

If you have any information regarding the disappearance of David Schultz please contact the Sac County Sheriff’s Office at (712) 662-7127.

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