David Schultz Investigation Concluded

The Sac County Attorney’s Office has announced the conclusion of the investigation into the disappearance and subsequent death of David Schultz, who was reported missing under suspicious circumstances in November of 2023.

According to a press release, David Schultz’s semi-truck and trailer were found abandoned north of the intersection of N14 and D15 in northeast Sac County on November 21, 2023. On April 24, 2024, Schultz’s deceased body was discovered a little over half a mile from his abandoned truck.

The medical examiner determined “hypothermia in the setting of acute drug (methamphetamine) intoxication” as the cause of Schultz’s death, and the manner of his death was “accidental”. Evidence gathered at the scene, and the body’s state of decomposition indicated that Schultz had been in the field for months.

Following the discovery of Schultz’s body, law enforcement conducted an exhaustive investigation, which yielded no signs of foul play. The investigation found that Schultz had been trucking for nearly 30 consecutive hours with little to no rest. The combination of sleep deprivation and methamphetamine is believed to have induced a medical emergency, causing Schultz to abandon his truck and ultimately succumb to the elements in the field where he was later found.