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23-year-old Lincoln woman missing under suspicious circumstances, police say
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23-year-old Lincoln woman missing under suspicious circumstances, police say

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Carly Schaaf

Carly Schaaf

Lincoln police are asking for help finding a 23-year-old woman who has been missing for over a week under suspicious circumstances. 

Officer Erin Spilker said Carly Schaaf's mother reported her missing May 19, saying she hadn't been heard from since the morning of May 17.

Her family says she was last seen in the 2000 block of Worthington Avenue, about five blocks north of the home where Schaaf lives with her parents on Worthington, near Bryan West Campus. 

Investigators have been conducting interviews, examining digital evidence and attempting to determine where she may be, Spilker said. 

"At this point in the investigation, investigators have determined that Carly has gone missing under suspicious circumstances," she said. "We need your help to find Carly."

Police have set up a tip line, 402-441-9903, for anyone with information about her whereabouts or sightings. 

Spilker said she is 5-foot-2, 130 pounds with hazel eyes and brown hair that was last dyed black and has a lotus flower tattoo on her forearm.

In a Facebook post, her aunt, Amee Tontegode, said: "We just want Carly back home safe. We are beyond worried!!!!!"

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Lori Pilger is a Norfolk native and University of Nebraska-Lincoln graduate who has been a public safety reporter for the Journal Star since 2005.

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