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Family of missing 23-year-old woman begging community for help

Published: Jun. 3, 2021 at 11:37 AM CDT|Updated: Jun. 3, 2021 at 1:57 PM CDT
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LINCOLN, Neb. (KOLN) - Family members of a missing Lincoln woman are asking for the community’s help in bringing their daughter back home.

The Lincoln Police Department is searching for a 23-year-old Carly Schaaf who hasn’t been seen since May 17.

Officers believe she has gone missing under “suspicious circumstances.”

More: LPD searching for missing 23-year-old

On Thursday, Schaaf’s parents spoke with members of the press, hoping to find answers.

Schaaf’s parents said they cannot believe they’re faced with this reality, asking how is it possible. Her loved ones said this is not like her, adding that Schaaf is always on her phone, social media or playing with her two dogs.

Schaaf’s loved ones said they need help to find their daughter.

“If Carly is out there listening, I just want her to know how much her family loves her and how much we want her to come home no matter what and we just want to bring her home,” said her mother, Shari Schaaf.

LPD officers said they are devoted to finding Schaaf.

Investigators said Schaaf left behind her dogs, her belongings, and computer, as well as missed a court date which is all out of character.

According to police, investigators have conducted interviews with friends, family, and anyone who knows Schaaf. As of right now, investigators said they are reviewing digital evidence and they’ve exhausted a lot of means but there are still many unanswered questions.

Schaaf’s parents said she is a homebody and didn’t go out much, but she is a funny and caring person.

The last time Schaaf was seen, according to police, she was at home and her parents had left for work where she was going to drop off job applications.

LPD said Schaaf does not have a car and the circumstances of her leaving home are unclear.

Investigators have created a 24-hour tip line (402) 441-9903.

Carly Schaaf
Carly Schaaf(Lincoln Police)

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