MISSING MOM: 6 Cars Found Underwater :: Mysterious 1997 Disappearance of Bonnie Lee Shultz

Bonnie Schultz is a missing person who was last seen leaving the Time Out Lounge in the area of 62nd Street and Allisonville Road in Indianapolis, Indiana at 4:00 a.m. on July 3, 1997.

Witnesses told police Bonnie left alone in her blue, 1990 four-door Mercury Sable station wagon with an Indiana License plate, 99G9645.

This documentary brings you alongside Adventures With Purpose’s search for Bonnie, following clues about Bonnie’s last known location, where she lived, and the possible route she may have been taking where she may have had an accident over two decades earlier.

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In July of 1997, the Schultz family lived in the 4400 block of Clayburn Drive on the northwest side of Indianapolis.

The night she disappeared, Bonnie had a conversation with her husband Rick about marriage problems. After 26 years of marriage, Bonnie wanted a divorce.

She left alone, driving her car.

She never returned to her family’s residence and has not been seen again.

Her blue four-door 1990 Mercury Sable station wagon with the Indiana license plate number 99G9645 has never been located.

When Bonnie didn’t return home, her husband, Richard, initially assumed she had decided to stay over at a coworker’s home.

He reported her missing at 5:00 p.m. the following day, when she still hadn’t arrived home.

Bonnie and Richard had been married over twenty years by the time of her disappearance, and they have two children together. She had been a stay-at-home mother until shortly before her disappearance when she took a part-time job as an inventory clerk.

Richard stated they had been having marital problems and had discussed the possibility of divorce, but he didn’t believe she would have simply left without explanation.

Bonnie had been having an affair with the male coworker she met with the night she disappeared.

He and her friend stated she was very upset when she first came to the Time Out Lounge.

She told them she had had a bad fight with Richard and he was refusing to consent to a divorce.

She calmed down as the evening progressed and was fine by the time she left to go home.

Bonnie’s boyfriend passed a polygraph in relation to her case, but Richard’s polygraph indicated deception.

Investigators believed at first that Bonnie had left of her own accord to escape her marriage.

They now think foul play was involved in her case.

There has been no activity on her bank accounts or cellular phone since she vanished. Her disappearance remains unsolved.

AWP comes into the investigation looking for possible accident locations and/or suicide.

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33 thoughts on “MISSING MOM: 6 Cars Found Underwater :: Mysterious 1997 Disappearance of Bonnie Lee Shultz

  1. This case is clearly a homicide. The husband trying to deflect attention away from himself, and the children clearly being traumatized at a young age by everything, plus their fathers suspicious activity. Check the waterways close to the home. It doesn't matter if it seems like a long walk. Chances are that's where she is. Her husband shagging out of town after the fact is suspicious. Police questioning and grasping at the children is appalling. I wonder if the son saw something and suppressed it. He is clearly traumatized.

  2. I live so close to this, that infact you can see the name of my town on google maps when they show Eagle Creek. Never heard of this story. Extremely sad story.

  3. Just a quick little side note, love the Waverly T-shirt he's wearing in the beginning. It's where my National Guard unit is and even our armory was under water. It was great to see how many people came together to help that community out.

  4. I think her friends need to be better with her and make sure she got home safely. Friends don’t let friends drive home drunk Drive them home or call a cab or Uber. I hope people watching this will think twice about letting them leave at 4am to drive home intoxicated to a volatile situation. I don’t think that the husband is involved but their relationship may have contributed to her ending relationship the river. AWP thank you for your service to the family 🙏❤️🙏❤️🙏❤️

  5. Foul play for sure im not familiar with that area but my gut says it might still be back where you started I have to be there to have a gut feeling that pinpoints. Great work

  6. For Josh, Losing two husbands one killed by a drunk driver . The hurtful things PEOPLE say after a death of a parent to a child are never ending! Thank God there are more caring people than stupid. Even today forty years later comments are dropped. Live your life it is yours! It is precious! You will be a great dad and it is important that your deep love of family is carried on. Being a parent isn't easy but it is the best gift you can give children and yourself. Let your Mother's smile warm your heart, she is always with you. You WILL be OKAY . No one ever said life was easy even though I swore someone told me it would be! If I could only get my hands on that guy I used to think…… you have enough love inside to share and Lord knows this world needs it. God bless you as you pay it forward.

  7. Since 1997 there are some major changes in all of that area. How can you go by the Google maps that are current now to see how the land and the housing looked back in 1997? Wouldn't you need to study historical maps to see what has changed in over 20 years?
    Thank you and God bless you all for what you do to Bring Them Home.🙏🏻❤️🙏🏻

  8. Things change so much even in a year. I think when they revisit this case they should try looking at historical references from that time period. Maybe things that weren’t accessible today were actually accessible 20+ years ago. My personal feeling is that this was an accident. If she was intoxicated, it’s so easy to end up veering off the road and into water while impaired. I truly hope the family gets answers.

  9. In my humble opinion not surprised how quickly your valuable channel has gained a huge following. Thank you all for your outstandingly dedicated team efforts. 🛶

  10. Earlier this week happened upon your channel. Awesome job y’all are doing. So glad you’re publicizing your search efforts resulting in closure for some families while additionally bringing forth other found vehicles for law enforcement follow ups. 👏

  11. Concern: Replacing damaged guardrails throughout the years hasn’t necessarily created one filing a possible accident scene report. Her car might have gone off anywhere along such an area.🤷🏻‍♀️

  12. If bonnie returned home, the husband would have to take her and the car somewhere before Gretchen woke up , returning by some other means of transportation.

  13. Alas… White River functioned just how they mean it to. AWP got nowhere quick. There’s no humanly possible way to clear the hundreds upon hundreds of cars and bodies in the White River. Wanna get away with something? Throw the evidence in the White River.

  14. If she was drinking until 4:00 in the morning, I'm wondering why you're leaving out the most probable cause of her disappearance? That is a simple DUI accident? You stress in your other videos that you don't like to overcomplicate things but it seems like you kinda ate here?

  15. You can see the production side when she tells them that they will find a lot of cars. As she is saying “because people ditch them…” he interrupts her and changes the subject. Finding cars if you don’t know that info makes for more compelling TV. I don’t mind that. It’s just a thing you learn to watch for in reality TV. Hold the direction of the story..hold the audience.

  16. 99G is the prefix for Marion county, Indiana (Indianapolis). So the odds of finding a plate that starts that way in that river is like 95%.

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