Family of missing Ste. Genevieve grandmother still searching for answers

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STE. GENEVIEVE COUNTY, MO (KTVI) - Today's the one year anniversary of the disappearance of a 53-year-old grandmother. Investigators in Ste. Genevieve County are still working to find out what happened to this grandmother of seven.

Lynn Messer and her husband Kerry lived what seemed like an idyllic, pastoral life. They worked on their farm, were deeply involved in their church, and lobbied for traditional family values in the state capital. But early in the morning on July 8, 2014, Kerry woke up to find his wife had simply vanished.

Ste. Genevieve County sheriff deputies combed their 270 acre farm and the surrounding area, with no stone left unturned. But Lynn was still nowhere to be found. Investigators have said that everyone`s a suspect but no clear evidence against any one person yet.

Her husband says she showed no reason to leave home. Friends say she wasn't depressed.

Now there are dozens of theories ranging from being abducted by an ill-intentioned person or political enemy, to a bad reaction to pain medication she`d just started taking.

Kerry Messer has posted on Facebook about this one year-anniversary of his wife`s disappearance. He recounts everything they did leading up to July 7th and says the only thing keeping him going is the grace of God.


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