The reward for information on missing Iowa trucker David Schultz has seen a substantial increase from $2,000 to $25,000 as federal American Rescue Plan funds are allocated by the Sac County Board of Supervisors.
The situation: Schultz mysteriously disappeared on November 21, 2023, with his truck found parked on a county road in Sac City, Iowa. In the truck were Schultz's wallet, driver's license, and cellphone; however, he was nowhere to be found despite extensive search efforts.
Community effort: Over 100,000 acres have been canvassed by the United Cajun Navy and volunteers, yet Schultz remains to be located. Investigators have conducted in-depth examinations including interviews, obtaining video footage, and checking cell phone data. However, leads have not yielded any significant advancements in the case.
- Authorities are expressing the toll this search is taking on local law enforcement and their families, as many dedicated their holidays to the investigation.
- Online criticism directed at investigators has reportedly had a demoralizing impact, with officials reminding the public of their tireless commitment to the case.
- The increased reward aims to stimulate tips which Sac County Attorney Ben Smith ensures are yet to be spent pending legal checks.
How to help: Anyone with information is urged to contact the Sac County Sheriff’s Office at 712-662-7127 or their local law enforcement agency. David Schultz, the father of 10-year-old twin boys, was last seen wearing Wrangler jeans, a Peterbilt hat, and cowboy boots.