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STE. GENEVIEVE COUNTY, MO (KTVI) – The search is on for 52-year-old Lynn Marie Messer who disappeared from her home early Tuesday morning. Family members called the Ste. Genevieve County Sheriff’s Office to help search for Messer who left from her family farm located on Highway DD and Dry Fork Road.
Officials also say the property is at least 300 acres. 60 people from St. Louis County Regional Command Post responded along with Eureka Search and Rescue, K-9 teams and local fire departments are helping out with the search on foot. Planes were used during the day and heat sensor cameras and 15 search dogs were used ad night.

Messer is 5 foot 2”, 150lbs. The Missouri State Highway Patrol also says she has a broken right toe and a history of depression. Messer also left her purse and cell phone at home. Evidence at scene also indicates that she could be in physical danger.

Crews are expected to search until midnight.

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.

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19 comments

    • Shelly

      There are so many questions here! I’m heartbroken for her and the family, But who saw her leave at 4 in the morning, and why didn’t they stop her? And why did they call off the search today at noon? And they didn’t even show her picture tonight on the news,.

      • Mitch (@MitchlynnOsman)

        I agree with you 100% I know Lynn as well this just doesnt make sense at all…I dont know too many people who go for a walk with a broken toe…I broke my toe it hurts like hell to even walk O.o…Whoever saw her last and knows she went for a walk why the hell would they allow this or let her go alone especially without her phone???? Sounds fishy to me just sayin O.o

  • Heather

    Expand the search to Farmington, I am pretty sure I saw a lady who matches the picture at Walmart this early evening around 5;30. Wearing light blue jeans and I BELIEVE a lt blue shirt.

    • Paula

      There is also a connection between DD and Dry Fork in Ste. Gen Co, a few miles from their house. Other end of DD

    • brenda

      heather please call 573-883-5215regarding seach for lynn then if you seen her at walmart they could pull the secrurity tapes and see what kind of car she was in let them know what time of day

    • Sue

      We have a Festus address but the county is Ste. Genevieve. This confuses alot of people if you don’t know the area.

  • Sarah

    Actually Doug you are incorrect. DD and Dry Fork ARE Ste Gen county. We are 4-5 miles into the county. Yes we are in Festus but we are not Jefferson county.

  • Doug

    I stand corrected. But I am somewhat familiar with the area. My sister lives there, off of Dry Fork/DD, in Festus, in Jefferson county. Evidently all of festus isn’t in Jefferson county. (And I live in Ste Genevieve county, but didn’t realize any part of Festus was in Ste Genevieve county.

    • Valerie

      It depends on which Dry Fork you are talking about. One is Jefferson County off of Northern DD and one is Ste. Genevieve County where DD takes a 90 degree turn; for some strange reasons the Dry Fork Roads do not connect to one another. The one that is mapped is Ste. Genevieve but is also incorrect for where she went missing from.

      Lynn we love you, come home.

  • shanny

    why are you people arguing about what county??? there is a woman missing. lets focus on the real issue here and quit being so childish

    • Becka

      Because we want people to know the correct area to be on the lookout in. we are family and have every right to say what we are

  • shanny

    IT STATED THE CORRECT AREA,,HENSE THE ROAD DRY FORK/DD. IT SOUNDED LIKE A BUNCH OF ARGUING ABOUT WHAT COUNTY IS RIGHT AND WRONG,,SORRY IF I MISS UNDERSTOOD THE BACK AND FORTH. I ALSO HAPPEN TO KNOW LYNN AND MY SISTER GOES TO CHURCH WITH HER. EVERYONE IS CONCERNED AND WANTS HER HOME SAFELY.

  • Mitch (@MitchlynnOsman)

    Ok how many people do you know go for a walk with a broken toe or foot??? Not too many people ever leave home without their cell phone…This sounds very fishy to me…She is on that land somewhere and they need to look to the people close to her…I know this lady so believe me something doesnt add up :/

  • Grace

    The story doesn’t add up. The updates from the husband and not make sense. No love spoken, no gripping emotions or heart cry. Fishy fishy

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