Updated: Mar 4
Krista Marie Sypher has been missing from her home in Plover, Wisconsin, since March 13, 2017. Sypher's husband, Jason, was the last one to see her that day. He claims he was initially under the impression she had left of her own free will. He reported her missing on March 20th, 2017.
Krista is 5'4" with long strawberry blonde hair and green eyes. She has a nose piercing and both ears are pierced. She has a scar on her abdomen and multiple tattoos including a heart, a rose, and a grouping of three footprints with her children's names. At the time she disappeared, she was still rehabilitating an ankle she had broken a few months prior, and she was walking with a noticeable limp. Her vehicle was still parked at her residence when she disappeared and her cell phone has not been used since that day. Additional names she has been searched under include her maiden name Kellerman and her former married last name Lorbecki.
On August 24, 2018, Jason Sypher was charged with the first degree intentional homicide of Krista Sypher as well as hiding her corpse. He pleaded not guilty to these charges.
Authorities have accused Jason Sypher of suspicious behavior around the time of his wife's disappearance, including withholding information about his purchase of several large black trash bags on the day Krista was last seen. Additionally, Krista's broken cellphone was discovered inside a bag found in a public dumpster and Jason's fingerprints were identified on this bag.
In response to these allegations, Jason Sypher's defense lawyers have argued there is no video footage showing Jason disposing a bag large enough to contain a body and they assert there is no evidence he committed this crime.
The pre-trial court date for this case is February 11, 2019, and a trial by jury will likely be scheduled for June 2019.
Authorities have searched the Cranberry Creek Landfill for signs of Krista Sypher's remains, but thus far she remains missing. She would now be 46 years old.
Any leads or information should be directed to:
Plover Police Department
Detective Michael Tracy
You can find more on NAMUS: National Missing and Unidentified Person System Case MP37704
"Jason Sypher of Plover Pleads Not Guilty of Killing His Wife, Krista, Who is Still Missing." Stevens Point Journal. October 08, 2018.
"Chief: Rapids Landfill Search Involves Missing Plover Woman." Stevens Point Journal. June 29, 2017.
"Missing Plover Woman's Friends Seek Answers." The Daily Tribune. April 07, 2017.
On November 26th, 2019, Jason Sypher, was convicted of first-degree intentional homicide and hiding a corpse. He maintained his innocence when addressing the court and is expected to appeal. The judge sentenced Jason to the mandatory life sentence but did give him the option to petition the court for release after 30 years, with supervision.
Krista remains missing.
Stevens Point Journal: November 26th, 2019