Cynthia Mae Schmidt

Above: Schmidt, circa 1986


Vital Statistics at Time of Disappearance

  • Missing Since: August 16, 1986 from St. Cloud, Minnesota
  • Classification: Endangered Missing
  • Date Of Birth: November 14, 1967
  • Age: 18 years old
  • Height and Weight: 5'10, 165 pounds
  • Distinguishing Characteristics: Caucasian female. Blond/brown hair, brown eyes. Schmidt may wear eyeglasses. Her nickname is Cindy.
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    Details of Disappearance

    Schmidt was last seen at the Riverview Trailer Park in St. Cloud, Minnesota on August 16, 1986. She disappeared along with her boyfriend, Ronnie Bromenschenkel.

    Authorities initially believed the pair had run away. Schmidt had been in trouble with the law before and was described as "unpredictable" and occasionally "difficult" and "abrasive." Investigators began to reconsider this theory after years passed without either Schmidt or Bromenschenkel's families hearing from them.

    Investigators believe Schmidt and Bromenschenkel were the victims of foul play and are now deceased. They were involved in a money-laundering scam prior to going missing, which may have been a factor in their disappearances. Both cases remain unsolved.


    Investigating Agency
    If you have any information concerning this case, please contact:
    Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension


    Source Information
    Minnesota Department of Public Safety
    The Doe Network


    Updated 4 times since October 12, 2004.

    Last updated July 1, 2017; distinguishing characteristics and details of disappearance updated.

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