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1582DFVT - Lynne Kathryn Schulze


Name: Lynne Kathryn Schulze
Case Classification: Endangered Missing
Missing Since: December 10, 1971
Location Last Seen: Middlebury, Addison County, Vermont

Physical Description

Date of Birth: February 9, 1954
Age: 17 years old
Race: White
Gender: Female
Height: 5'3"
Weight: 115 lbs.
Hair Color: Light brown
Eye Color: Blue
Distinguishing Marks/Features: Severe acne on her face.


Dentals: Available
Fingerprints: Not available
DNA: Sample available - not yet submitted

Clothing & Personal Items

Clothing: Blue jeans, brown ski parka and maroon pullover sweater.
Jewelry: Unknown
Additional Personal Items: Unknown

Circumstances of Disappearance

Lynne Kathryn Schulze was a freshman at Middlebury College in Middlebury, Vermont and grew up in Simsbury, Connecticut. She was an avid outdoors person and spent many of her weekends exploring and hiking in New England. She frequently hitchhiked but always returned home. She was very close with her family and it was out of character for her to not be in touch. She was last seen on Friday, December 10, 1971, which was the first day of her final exams. She left behind all of her personal property, including her wallet and sleeping bag.

The following is a timeline of the day she disappeared:

In July 2012, police received an anonymous tip that Robert Durst owned a health food store in Middlebury around the time of Lynne's disappearance. In 2015, Durst was arrested on a first-degree murder charge of Susan Berman, his longtime friend, who was killed in 2000. In 2003, he was acquitted in the 2001 dismemberment death of his neighbor while living in Texas. Durst has long been suspected in the 1982 disappearance of his first wife, Kathie Durst. While Durst is not a suspect in Lynne's disappearance, police are investigating a possible link.

Investigating Agency(s)

Agency Name: Middlebury Police Department
Agency Contact Person: Detective Kris Bowdish
Agency Phone Number: 802-388-3191
Agency E-Mail: kbowdish(at)
Agency Case Number: 92-MB-1939

Agency Name: Vermont State Police
Agency Contact Person: Lt. Reg Trayah
Agency Phone Number: 802-244-8781
Agency E-Mail: reg.trayah(at)
Agency Case Number: 92-MB-1939

NCIC Case Number: Unknown
NamUs Case Number: 6975

Information Source(s)

Vermont State Police
Vermont Missing Persons
Middlebury Police Department
Motorcyclist Online: Looking for Lynne Schulze
ABC News
Burlington Free Press News Archive
The Addison Independent News Archive

Admin Notes

Added: Prior to 2011; Last Updated: 7/14/2017

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** Listed information is from the time of disappearance.

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