53-year-old Schultz disappeared while transporting a shipment of baby pigs from Eagle Grove to Sac City, Iowa on November 21, 2023.
He was supposed to transport his shipment to the Wiechman Pig Company’s hog buying station in Sac City, Iowa, but David never made it to Wiechman’s.
Around 11:15 pm, Schultz was last seen on a Iowa Department of Transportation camera at MM126 Truck Stop, east of Fort Dodge on Highway 20, where he stayed for 16 minutes.
He was then seen by a DOT camera on Highway 20 west of the MM 126 truck stop heading west. This was the last time David Schultz was seen.
Cell phone data from November 21, 2023 shows that Schultz subsequently traveled west across the highway before arriving at the intersection of Highway 20 and 71 Junction around 12:18 am.
His vehicle, a red Peterbilt semi-trailer truck with white stripes, was found abandoned on County Road N-14 in northeastern Sac County, Iowa on the afternoon of November 21. The truck was turned off with the key in the ignition, left in the middle of the northbound lane near the intersection with D-15.
David’s cellphone and wallet, which contained his driver license and $2,000 in cash, were found inside the truck. The truck was reportedly seen parked at the location since at least 12:40 am, still filled with the hogs.
Authorities recovered a jacket, a towel, a cell phone charger, and a pocket knife in a ditch on the opposite side of the road.
Despite multiple searches by Iowa officials and volunteers that covered more than 100k acres, no further clues as to David’s whereabouts have been found.
David is a resident of Wall Lake, Iowa. He is married to Sarah Schultz and is the father of 10-year-old twin boys.
If you have any information regarding the disappearance of David Schultz please contact the Sac County Sheriff’s Office at (712) 662-7127.