WPD: Body found near Haysville identified as missing Wichita woman

 (Source: Wichita Police Department)
(Source: Wichita Police Department) (KWCH)
Published: Jun. 5, 2020 at 2:38 PM CDT
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Update Monday, June 15, 2020

Volunteers found the missing woman's body Saturday morning near train tracks south of town.

Schneider was reported missing on May 31 when she was last seen at her home west Wichita.

Police said Monday, WPD investigators are currently working with the Regional Forensic Science Center to determine the circumstances of her death.


Update Friday, June 12, 2020

Wichita police continue asking for help in the search for 23-year-old Savannah Schneider, last reported seen at her Wichita home on May 31.

Schneider is visually impaired and unable to drive. Her cell phone last pinged more than a week ago south of Haysville, and as the search continues, police are offering a $1,000 reward for information that helps them to find her.

Starting at 8 a.m. Saturday, (June 13), friends and family are planning a search party at Campus High School near Haysville. At 7:30 p.m. Saturday, a vigil for Schneider is planned at the Delta Gamma sorority house near Wichita State University.

In the search for the missing woman, friends and family say they are desperate for any help they can get.

"I just want to continue to share her story and to get as many people rallied around finding her, mobilizing and finding Savannah because this world should have her in it," Schneider's friend, Abbi Faflick says.

Those wishing to help in the effort to find Schneider can

As of Friday evening, Faflick says more than 70 people had already RSVP'd to help.

"We've been blown away. It's encouraging to see how many people are willing to show up and do the work to find her," Faflick says.


Update: Wednesday, June 10, 2020

The Wichita Police Department said Wednesday a

is not that of 23-year-old Savannah Schneider.

Schnieder was last seen on May 31 at her Wichita home. She is visually impaired and unable to drive.

Investigators searched an area south of Haysville on Tuesday hoping to find clues in the woman's disappearance.

"We are concerned for her welfare, and we are asking for help locating her," said WPD spokesman Officer Charley Davidson during a briefing Wednesday morning.

Wichita police are offering a $1,000 reward to help locate Schneider.

Family and friends have organized a search party that will meet at 8 a.m. on Saturday at Campus High School in Haysville to look for Schneider. A candlelight vigil will then be held at 7:36 p.m. at Delta Gamma on Omega Court in Wichita.


Update: Tuesday, June 9, 2020

Wichita Police are now offering a $1,000 reward for information that can help locate missing 23-year-old Savannah Schneider.

Schneider's cell phone was last pinged in the Haysville area. WPD detectives and the mounted unit, Sedgwick County Sheriffs and K9s searched an area in south Haysville this morning (June 9) in relation to the search.

“We just want her to get home safely, so the more eyes on this the better. So please, just keep an eye out for her,” Sierra Berends, a friend of Schneider's, said.

If you have any information on this case or her whereabouts, please call 911 or Crime Stoppers at 316-267-2111.


Monday, June 8, 2020

After more than a week, the search continues for 23-year-old Savannah Schneider, a woman last seen May 31 at her Wichita home. Schneider is visually impaired and unable to drive.

Friday, the Kansas Bureau of Investigation issued a statewide endangered persons advisory for Schneider. Three days later, as the search continues, Eyewitness News spoke with family and friends who say they're worried for Schneider's well being, saying that it's not like her to leave without telling anyone.

They say she didn't even take an overnight bag, which is something she took everywhere, whether or not she stayed the night. They say she also has her dog at home, a companion she would never leave unattended for days.

Friends and family say Schneider's phone has been off since last Tuesday (June 2), and that's especially unusual because "she's always connecting with people and texting."

Friends say the last few months have been especially difficult for Schneider. They say she's depressed following the deaths of her father, her mother and her stepfather in a span of 15 to 16 months.

Friends and family also express concern that Schneider trusted others to a point where people talked to her about being a little more cautious. They say despite facing difficulties, they don't think she would've left without telling someone.

Schneider stands about 5’8 and weighs about 110 pounds. She has blue eyes and blonde hair.

Anyone or may see her or know where she could be should call 911 immediately.


The Wichita Police Department requested that the Kansas Bureau of Investigation (KBI) issue a statewide endangered persons advisory for a missing Wichita woman.

Wichita Police said 23-year-old Savannah Schneider was last seen on Sunday, May 31 at her home in the 10300 block of West Alamo.

She is described as 5’08”, 110lbs, with blue eyes and blonde hair. Savannah is visually impaired, and WPD is concerned for her welfare.

According to posts that have been shared on social media, Schneider got into a Lyft early Monday morning and has not been seen since. The posts also say Schneider cannot drive.

If you know the whereabouts of Savannah or see her, please call 911 immediately.

This is Savannah. She is missing. She was last seen Monday morning at 5:09 am when she was picked up by a lift car....

Posted by Bev Leete on Friday, June 5, 2020