Sandra Schinke: Missing from Wisconsin Found

UPDATE:  9/21/13 – Authories have confirmed that the remains of Sandra have been found.


They were found near a snowmobile trail in the Northern Highland Forest, east of Sayner. More tests are scheduled throughout the week for a possible cause of death.

Sandra Schinke, 55, is missing from Vilas County, Plum Lake Sayner Wisconsin. 


She was last seen April 5th around 2 and 3 p.m. walking on CTH N about two miles east of Sayner. 

“She always takes her phone That’s why this is so odd. Her phone is here. Her house keys were in the house. Her wallet was in the house, all of her IDs. It doesn’t make any sense,” said Jim her husband.

Jim is a construction electrician and travels for his job frequently.  He said he was in North Dakota on business when she vanished.  He says they talk every day.

“Every day at 6pm we have a special time when we talk…on Thursday she was not available. She did not answer her phone. I always told her if I couldn’t get a hold of her for two days I was coming home,” said Jim.

When he didn’t hear from Sandra he called the Sheriff’s Department.

Jim described that call saying, “While talking to the Sheriff’s Department, I asked them to come over just to check on her. I told them what vehicle she had. It was in the garage. They knocked on the door and there was no answer.”


The couple have been married for 14 years and he says she’s never left home before and has no history of memory loss or mental health. 

Sandra is 5’3″ tall, 160 pounds, with brown shoulder length hair and brown eyes.  She wears brown glasses.

If you see here please call the Vilas County Sheriff’s Office at 715-479-4441.
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6 Comments

  1. this is my Grandma Sandy and its a very hard time for us but we try to think about it im realy really sad that she is missing we dont really like to talk about it im Moet im 11 years old and miss my Grandma hope they find her is shes dead when they find her R.I.P Grandma if she is alive i wish very much she is okay

  2. I'm so sorry, Moet. I bet you miss her every minute of every day. No matter where she is, she knows how much you love her. That's the most important thing of all.

  3. sandy touched the lives of many even across the united states she traveled with her husband, I met her in oklahoma she is a great person kind, caring, loving and fun. Please if someone took her let her go she deserves to have a life. All of her friends at Atwoods in Enid miss her, and are praying she finds her way home.

    Vicky Harger-Bridges

  4. Moet: I think about your grandma very, very often and how hard it must be for you and all of your family. I continue to pray for your grandma, you and your family. May God bless your family and reunite your grandma with you and your family. May you all get the answers that will bring peace to you all. I am praying that God will continue to give you and your family the strength you all need during this difficult time.