Kettle Falls couple still missing

Update May 17: The missing couple was found in their car submerged in the Kettle River, about 25 miles north of Colville.

Update: Captain Andy Harbolt of the Stevens County Sheriff's Office said the search for the missing couple is still underway. The Sheriff's Office is in contact with the US Border Patrol and the Idaho State Police. According to Captain Harbolt, while there has been some leads, so far none of them have led them to the missing couple. On Thursday May 5 Harbolt said boats will be patrolling Lake Roosevelt for the missing couple and vehicle.

Kettle Falls residents Paul Schneider, 72, and his wife Lynne, 71, were last seen Sunday morning.

Reportedly, around 8 a.m. Sunday the couple told family members they were getting coffee. They have not been seen since. The Stevens County Sheriff's Office is following up on this lead, according to Stevens County Sheriff Kendle Allen.

The Stevens County Sheriff’s Office is asking for the community’s help in locating the missing couple. The Schneiders were last seen driving a 2004 silver Ford F350 pickup truck with Washington license plate B30763W. Paul has serious medical problems and Lynne suffers from Alzheimer's Disease.

Sheriff Allen said county police are checking area roads in the county as there was indication the couple may have gone somewhere else. The Sheriff’s Office is also following any possible leads and are staying in contact with the couple’s family.

“As of right now, we really don’t know where they’re at,” said Sheriff Allen.

If anyone has any information on their whereabouts, please call Stevens County Sheriff's Office dispatch at (509) 684-2555.

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