Name: Ryan Shtuka
Age: 20 years old
Last seen: February 17, 2018
Location: Sun Peaks, British Columbia, Canada
Status: Still Missing
20-year-old Ryan Shtuka was last seen in Sun Peaks, British Columbia on February 17, 2018. He disappeared in the early morning hours after attending a house party with his roommates.
Ryan Shtuka was born on March 17, 1997 to parents Heather and Scott Shtuka. He is from Beaumont, Alberta and has two sisters.
On December 1, 2017, Ryan Shtuka and his best friend arrived in Sun Peaks, British Columbia with plans to spend the winter season doing seasonal work and snowboarding.
Ryan was living in a residence with roommates in Sun Peaks and worked as a lift operator for the ski resort.
On February 16, 2018, Ryan left home after work and went with his roommates to a local pub for a Silent Disco event. The group later left the pub and went to a house party, located just a few minutes away from their residence.
On February 17, 2018, Ryan was last seen leaving the house party on Burfield Drive in Sun Peaks, British Columbia, around 2:10 am.
When the group of friends decided to leave the party, Ryan was reportedly seen standing up, believed to be putting on his coat and shoes. His roommates then walked out of the door with the belief that Ryan was right behind.
By the time they turned around, Ryan was nowhere to be seen. They initially assumed that he was either lagging behind to tie his shoes or decided to stay at the party so they went home without him, about a five minute walk.
Ryan Shtuka never returned home and hasn’t been heard from since. His roommates filed a missing person’s report with the Kamloops Royal Canadian Mounted Police when Ryan failed to show up for work later that day.
Authorities conducted an extensive search of the area Ryan was last seen with the help of Kamloops Search and Rescue, as well as volunteer teams, canine units, drones, snowmobiles, and helicopters, but found no signs of Ryan Shtuka.
His phone record, bank account, and social media have had no activity since he disappeared. His family believes Ryan likely succumbed to the elements and his body is somewhere in Sun Peaks.
Police found no evidence of foul play in Ryan Shtuka’s disappearance. A $15,000 reward is being offered for information leading to Ryan’s discovery.
The circumstances of Ryan Shtuka’s disappearance remain unclear and his case is currently classified as missing. His case remains unsolved.
White male born on March 17, 1997. Ryan has blonde hair, brown eyes, stands 6’0 tall, and weighs 180 pounds.
Distinctive Physical Features:
No information available.
Clothing and accessories:
Ryan was last seen wearing a grey/white shirt, blue coat, dark jeans, and a burgundy ball cap with the logo of the Nor-Wester Athletic Association rugby team.
If you have any information regarding the disappearance of Ryan Shtuka please contact the Kamloops Royal Canadian Mounted Police at (250) 828-3000.
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News & Media Links
RCMP seeking missing Sun Peaks man – Salmon Arm Observer 02/2018
A pause in the search for Ryan Shtuka – Salmon Arm Observer 06/2018
One last search for missing Kamloops man before snow falls – Salmon Arm Observer 11/2018
One year since man went missing from B.C. ski resort – The Abbotsford News 02/2019
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