Family of Missing Lincoln Woman Needs Help to Bring Her Home

June 3, 2021, 3:05 p.m. ·

Family of missing Lincoln woman, Carly Schaaf, stand in front of a podium, asking for community help.
The Schaaf family asks the public to call the 24/7 tip line: 402-441-9901 for any leads about their missing daughter. (Photo by Melissa Rosales, Nebraska Public Media News)

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A 23-year-old Lincoln woman is still missing after more than two weeks and her family is very worried. The Lincoln Police Department and the woman's family are concerned about her “suspicious” disappearance.

Carly Schaaf of Lincoln was last seen in her family’s home May 17th. Shari Schaaf, Carly’s mom, said she left with no belongings, no clothes, computer, or money. She even left her two dogs, Zeus and Cali, who her mother says are like her children. Shari Schaaf said they can’t believe this is their reality.

Latest photo of Carly Schaaf
Lincoln Police Department released the latest photo of Carly Schaaf. (Courtesy photo from Lincoln Police Department)

"How's it possible we have not heard from her for so long? Where is she? It's not like Carly to leave and not get in touch with us in some way," she said.

Shari Schaaf said her daughter is funny, an animal lover and a homebody. The investigation has found no activity on her credit cards, phone or social media.

"If Carly is out there listening to this, I just want her to know how much her family loves her and how we just want her to come home no matter what," she said.

Lincoln Police Investigator Jessica Drager said the department has exhausted a lot of leads in the case but still needs the community’s help to bring Schaaf home. She’s 5’2 with hazel eyes and her hair is dyed black. She has a nose ring, gauges in her ears, and a lotus flower tattoo on her arm. Contact the Lincoln Police if you have information in the case.