Savannah Schneider

MISSING: Disabled, visually impaired woman mysteriously disappears after taking a Lyft ride [Police]

The Wichita Police Department and Kansas Bureau of Investigation (KBI) have issued a statewide endangered person advisory for a missing 23-year-old Kansas woman.

Savannah Schneider, who is visually impaired, was last seen at her Wichita home off of 13th Street North and Maize Road on May 31. According to the KBI, Schneider got into a Lyft ride on June 1 but apparently didn’t tell her family or friends where she was going. Authorities said Schneider is unable to drive.

CBS 12 reports that friends and family said Schneider didn’t bring an overnight bag with her and it’s something that she takes with her everywhere, even when she isn’t staying away from home. She also left behind her beloved dog.

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A neighbor’s security camera, according to ABC 10, captured Schneider sitting on her doorstep Monday before a Lyft van pulled up into her driveway and picked her up.

Friend Simone Shields told CrimeOnline that they have not been able to obtain any information about where the Lyft driver took Schneider.

Schneider hasn’t sent out text messages since she disappeared, which is unusual since “she’s always connecting with people and texting,” friends told the outlet. They’re now worried for her safety and feel she is in a “bad situation.”

“I believe she is being held,” Shields said. “I need help, we need help. We have to find her.”

The Wichita Police Department (WPD) is offering a $1,000 reward for any information that leads to locating missing…

Posted by Wichita Police Department on Tuesday, June 9, 2020


Schneider is described as a white female who stands 5-foot-8-inches tall with dirty blonde hair and blue eyes. Schneider recently lost her mother, father, and stepmother within a span of little over a year. Since then, her weight has fluctuated and she may weigh around 90 pounds at this point, Shields said.

“We are concerned for her welfare, and we are asking for help locating her,” WPD spokesperson, Officer Charley Davidson, said on Wednesday.

Wichita police are currently offering a $1,000 reward for information that leads to Schneider.

Anyone with information on Schneider’s whereabouts is urged to call 911 or Crime Stoppers at (316) 267-2111, in reference to case number, 20C033417.

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[Feature Photo: Savannah Schneider/Police Handout]