CEDAR BLUFFS – The search for a missing Cedar Bluffs woman drew to a tragic conclusion yesterday when the body of Tammy Sukstorf, 52, was discovered within just a few miles of her home.
Friday night, the Saunders County Sheriff’s Office issued an alert that Sukstorf was missing and believed to be in a vulnerable or endangered state. Deputies say her vehicle was found a few miles from home with her belongings still inside at the time of the alert.
The Saunders County Sheriff’s Department was joined by the Cedar Bluffs Fire Department, Nebraska State Patrol, and the Civil Air Patrol in searches throughout the weekend, and the family of the missing woman organized a search of local fields on Sunday. Tragically, it was during this search that the woman’s body was located.
Police do not suspect foul play in the death of Tammy Sukstorf. “The investigation is ongoing, but there is no risk of harm to the public,” the Saunders County Sheriff’s department said in a statement.
Tammy Sukstorf had been a 2nd grade teacher at Cedar Bluffs Elementary since 1994, and she was beloved by her community. “Cedar Bluffs is a tight-knit community,” said Harlan Ptomey, Cedar Bluffs school superintendent. “This news is having a profound effect on all of our people. We ask for patience, prayers and privacy as this family and this community continue to search for answers.”
Cedar Bluffs Public School will be open today, Monday, July 8th, at 2:00PM with crisis counselors available to students and parents.