Wife of Leading Pro-Life Activist Suddenly Missing Without a Trace

State   |   Steven Ertelt   |   Jul 10, 2014   |   3:22PM   |   Jefferson City, MO

Missing without any explanation and no clue what has happened. That’s the situation for a frantic pro-life activist in Missouri who has no idea where his wife has gone.

messer2Kerry Messer, president of the Missouri Family Network, is well-known in the state capital as the head of a pro-life group and he’s often speaking out about pro-life issues as they relate to Show Me State politics.

But now there is just silence as the are no leads and no answers as to what has happened with his wife, Lynn Marie Messer, who disappeared earlier this week.

Messer woke up at 4 a.m. Tuesday morning and couldn’t find his wife anywhere. She had left her cell phone, purse and house keys behind and also had left the home without a walking boot she had been using to help her get around due to a broken toe.

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.

The search is on but it hasn’t turned up anything credible for investigators to go on.

The Ste. Genevieve County Sheriff’s Office began searching for Lynn Marie Messer at approximately 10 a.m. Tuesday (July 8) after Messer reportedly walked away from her home on a 300-acre farm off Route DD near its intersection with Oak Hills Drive.

Chief Deputy Major Jason Schott said the agency stopped the search at around midnight July 9. It then was picked up around 8 a.m. the same day, he said. Roughly four hours later, at about noon, the search was suspended, Schott said.

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Schott said those looking for Messer covered the entirety of the 300-acre property as well as some of the surrounding area but turned up no evidence to indicate Messer’s whereabouts.

Search dogs picked up Messer’s scent. Schott said distinguishing if the scent is fresh is problematic, however, as search dogs can pick up a scent that is four or five months old.

If you have seen Ms. Messer or have any information about her disappearance, please call 911 or the Ste. Genevieve County Sheriff’s Office at 573-883-5215.

A Facebook page has been set up for those interested in following what’s going on.