Samuel David Schrup
Schrup, approximately 2009
Date reported missing : 07/22/2009
Missing location (approx) :
Eagle County, Colorado
Missing classification : Lost/Injured Missing
Gender : Male
DOB : 10/11/1976 (44)
Age at the time of disappearance: 32 years old
Height / Weight : 5'10 - 6'3, 140 - 150 pounds
Medical conditions : Schrup was depressed at the time of his disappearance and may have been suicidal.
Distinguishing characteristics, birthmarks, tattoos
: Caucasian male. Brown hair, hazel eyes.
Information on the case from local sources, may or may not be correct : Schrup was last seen by his father in New Mexico on July 11, 2009. On August 8, his vehicle was found abandoned on Shrine Pass Road in Eagle County, Colorado. It was covered with dust and pine cone needles, and authorities determined it had been there since at least July 22.
There was a handwritten journal inside the vehicle; the last entry read, "About to hike a hill. See you after." Schrup has never been heard from again and an extensive search of the area turned up no indication of his whereabouts.
A handgun was initially thought to be Missing location (approx) : the vehicle; Schrup always carried the gun when he was hiking. However, when the car was released to his family in 2011, they found the "missing" gun concealed inside it. Schrup's disappearance remains unsolved.
Other information and links : ncy
Eagle County Sheriff's Office
September 2021 updates and sources
Colorado Bureau of Investigation
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