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    Canada - Shelly Bacsu, 16, Hinton, AB, 3 May 1983

    Shelly Anne Bacsu
    Missing since May 3, 1983 from Hinton, Alberta, Canada.
    Classification: Non-Family Abduction

    Vital Statistics

    Date Of Birth: April 7, 1967
    Age at Time of Disappearance: 16 years old
    Height and Weight at Time of Disappearance: 5'0; 90 lbs
    Distinguishing Characteristics: White female. Brown hair; brown eyes.
    Medical Conditions: Bacsu has rhumatoid arthritis and a hearing impairment.
    Marks, Scars: Bacsu has freckles on her face and a small scar on her forehead.
    Clothing: A gray jacket, a purple sweater, a red sweater, blue jeans and blue/gray cougar runners. She had a ring with a green stone, opal stone earings and a necklace with two red hearts.
    Dentals: Her teeth were in perfect condition at the time of her disappearance
    AKA: Shelly Anne Urban

    Circumstances of Disappearance

    Bacsu was last seen at approximately 8:30 PM on May 3, 1983 as she walked down Highway 16 towards her home near Highway 40 in Hinton, Alberta.

    Following her disappearance, articles of her clothing were found near the Athabasca River, but she has never been recovered.

    At first, authorities suspected that she had run away, but after the articles of her clothing were found, they believe foul play may be involved.

    Investigators
    If you have any information on Bacsu's wherabouts, please contact:

    Royal Canadian Mounted Police
    K Division, Hinton Detachment
    780-865-5544

    Email: kdivision.webmaster@rcmp-grc.gc.ca


    You may submit tips on an anonymous basis.

    NCMEC #:RCMP8913038

    NCIC Number: M-257336453

    Please refer to these numbers when contacting any agency with information regarding this case.

    Source Information:
    The National Center For Missing and Exploited Children
    Edmonton Journal
    The Doe Network: Case File 28DFAB

    LINK:

    http://www.doenetwork.org/cases/28dfab.html

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    The Mounties are on this case

    28 Years and still unsolved...

    If you have any information on Bacsu's whereabouts, please contact:

    Royal Canadian Mounted Police
    K Division, Hinton Detachment
    780-865-5544

    Email: kdivision.webmaster@rcmp-grc.gc.ca

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    Shelly Ann Bacsu

    Quote Originally Posted by Richard View Post
    Shelly Anne Bacsu
    Missing since May 3, 1983 from Hinton, Alberta, Canada.
    Classification: Non-Family Abduction

    Vital Statistics

    Date Of Birth: April 7, 1967
    Age at Time of Disappearance: 16 years old
    Height and Weight at Time of Disappearance: 5'0; 90 lbs
    Distinguishing Characteristics: White female. Brown hair; brown eyes.
    Medical Conditions: Bacsu has rhumatoid arthritis and a hearing impairment.
    Marks, Scars: Bacsu has freckles on her face and a small scar on her forehead.
    Clothing: A gray jacket, a purple sweater, a red sweater, blue jeans and blue/gray cougar runners. She had a ring with a green stone, opal stone earings and a necklace with two red hearts.
    Dentals: Her teeth were in perfect condition at the time of her disappearance
    AKA: Shelly Anne Urban

    Circumstances of Disappearance

    Bacsu was last seen at approximately 8:30 PM on May 3, 1983 as she walked down Highway 16 towards her home near Highway 40 in Hinton, Alberta.

    Following her disappearance, articles of her clothing were found near the Athabasca River, but she has never been recovered.

    At first, authorities suspected that she had run away, but after the articles of her clothing were found, they believe foul play may be involved.

    Investigators
    If you have any information on Bacsu's wherabouts, please contact:

    Royal Canadian Mounted Police
    K Division, Hinton Detachment
    780-865-5544

    Email: kdivision.webmaster@rcmp-grc.gc.ca


    You may submit tips on an anonymous basis.

    NCMEC #:RCMP8913038

    NCIC Number: M-257336453

    Please refer to these numbers when contacting any agency with information regarding this case.

    Source Information:
    The National Center For Missing and Exploited Children
    Edmonton Journal
    The Doe Network: Case File 28DFAB

    LINK:

    http://www.doenetwork.org/cases/28dfab.html



    Where the clothes were located is were she was assulted and she's still in the area, the rivers current carried her for a distance before stopping at the rivers edge because of some stones/branches. She was wearing some jewelry so using a metal detector would be a good idea if doing a search. Have already sent a tip to the local police.

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    Never heard of this case til just now...

    My initial thought is, if Shelly had a hearing impairment and was walking after dark on a busy highway, perhaps a car accidentally struck her? It doesn't indicate the severity of the hearing loss, nor if she wore a hearing aid or anything, but perhaps she couldn't hear a horn warning. A driver could have panicked and disposed of her body somewhere.

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    Shelly-Anne still missing after 30 years

    http://www.hintonparklander.com/2013...after-30-years
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    Although the recently found remains aren't likely to be Shelly's, this article references the find as it may or may not relate to Shelly's case:

    Found remains near Hinton renew hope for family
    http://eedition.edmonton.24hrs.ca/epaper/viewer.aspx

    Subsequent articles indicate the remains may be of an adult male with no foul play suspected:

    http://edmonton.ctvnews.ca/remains-f...cted-1.1272792

    My heart aches for parents who never have their children returned to them ... to have the hopes that are built and dashed, over and over again through the years.

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    Bumping . Sad case

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    I always wondered about her boyfriend that she just started seeing, was it verified that she left his house and if so was it verified that witnesses saw her getting abducted while walkning home on the highway. For what reason did she prefer to get home by herself then her mother picking her up. THAT was always suspicious.

    PS. she is not believed to be a victim of the highway of tears killings.

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    Three Alberta missing women cases now investigated as homicides
    January 22, 2018

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    ...The unsolved cases of three missing Alberta women — two in the Hinton area and one last seen in Mundare — are now being investigated as homicides, RCMP told an Edmonton news conference Monday.

    The cases include the disappearances of Shelly Ann Bacsu in 1983, Stephanie Stewart in 2006 and Deanna MacNeil in 2013..

    Police say they do not believe the three cases are related. The victims' remains have not been found.


    http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/edmont...rcmp-1.4499246
    Last edited by tarabull; 02-19-2018 at 09:03 AM.


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    Four page article.
    February 19, 2018
    By Quinn Ohler

    Cold Case: A look inside the Alberta RCMP’s Historical Homicide Unit
    https://globalnews.ca/news/4026586/c...homicide-unit/
    Standing at RCMP K Division Headquarters in Edmonton last Wednesday, an investigator held up a tiny grey jacket. It was obviously dated; dirt caked around its edges, blue pen marks, rips and tears and most notably, a red evidence tag on its zipper.

    Inside the pocket was a library card that helped police identify its owner back in 1983.

    Her name was Shelly-Ann Bacsu.

    The 16-year-old left her friend’s house in Hinton, Alta. more than 30 years ago. She was walking the seven kilometres home but never arrived.
    More than three decades later, Bacsu’s family and police are still looking for answers.

    “It’s a case that is still open,” Zazulak said. “It has been worked and reviewed and had different techniques applied to [it] over the years and we continue to do that today.”
    But it’s more than just DNA. The unit works closely with forensic laboratories to ensure any advancement means a re-evaluation of what they already have collected, like fingerprints, shoe prints or tire prints from a scene.

    “The development of a database of different footwear has helped us over time,” Zazulak said. “The more cases we submit to those databases, over time, the more robust and useful the databases become.”

    SHB's jacket.

    Shelly-Ann Bacsu was reported missing in 1983. Her case is considered a homicide.
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