Tim is missing
Tim's friend and colleague, Mary Solis, was supposed to meet Tim for breakfast on the morning of July 10, 2003. Like Tim, whose last week had been miserable in more than one way, Solis had just been laid off from St. Agnes Medical Center and had her exit interview scheduled for that morning, just like Tim. They had planned to meet and share experiences, so when Tim never showed and never called, Solis was worried. This wasn't like Tim at all. Solis called another mutual friend, Victor Uribe, who made his way over to Tim's home to check on him. Uribe found Tim's watch, wallet, and cell phone on the property. To Uribe, this was a big red flag: Tim was never one to leave his cell phone behind, even when he went jogging.
The Solises feared the worst, but the police would not accept a missing persons report until Tim Schuster had been gone a full 24 hours.