CANADA Canada - Ryan Shtuka, 20, Kamloops, BC, 17 Feb 2018

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  1. siliconrod

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    Bumping for Ryan.
     


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    From day one there have no evidence or clues as to his whereabouts.
    Hoping something materializes and Ryan family gets some type of closure.
     
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    I live in this area and I remember seeing all the missing posters plastered around town .. we were so sure they'd find him, alive and cold, at the start, and then we were sure they'd find his remains after the snow thawed.
    It's been 1.5 years, they've got to find something soon, his family is still fighting for him :(
     
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    bumping for Ryan.
     
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    Winter is fast approaching to Sun Peaks and Ryan's family continues to search for him. I hope they find some evidence of him before another winter settles in.
     
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    Sad for him and his family. Too many still missing men and the mysteries of their disappearances in BC.
     
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    According to Ryan's FB page a search was conducted on 10/19/2019 with over 30 volunteers but nothing new to report. I noticed the search was in a wilderness area and I am curious what the distance is between this area and the house where Ryan was last seen. Does Ryan's family have information that he might be in a certain area or just doing there due diligence.
     
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    Ryan your'e not forgotten please come home.
     
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    Just came across this missing then located person case that reminded me somewhat of Ryan's disappearance, fwiw, imo, speculation.

    Hoping there might be something gleaned in the story that could be useful in finding Ryan.
    •Dec 3, 2019
    ‘Somebody knows what happened’: Newburgh Heights police reexamine evidence in 1981 cold case
    "NEWBURGH HEIGHTS, Ohio (WJW)– Newburgh Heights police are teaming up with college students to reexamine evidence in a decades-old cold case.

    Kurt Sova, 17, vanished from a party at a home on Harvard Avenue on October 23, 1981."
    Investigators said his body was discovered five days later in a ravine about 500 yards from the house.
    The coroner could not determine an exact cause of death but determined Sova had been dead less than 24 hours from the time he was found, even though he had been missing for five days, according to police.
    Sova’s body was found in an area that had previously been searched extensively, leading investigators to conclude the body was placed there after Sova’s death, according to police.
    However, police said there were no signs of foul play."
    ETA Ws thread
    OH - Kurt Sova, 17, vanished from a party, body found in ravine, 23 Oct 1981 *fresh initiative*
     
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    Ryan is referenced in this article about another missing young man , also posting link on hisWs thread..
    CANADA - Canada - Marshal Iwaasa, 26, Lethbridge, Alberta, burned truck found in B.C., 17 Nov 2019
    Dec 5 2019
    https://lethbridgenewsnow.com/2019/...ly-holds-out-hope-for-additional-information/
    "LETHBRIDGE, AB – When Sarah Douglas visited Sun Peaks Resort with her family two months ago, one of the things she noticed first was the number of signs posted in the area about Ryan Shtuka.

    The 20-year-old was last seen leaving a residence just after 2 a.m. on Feb. 17, 2018. He never showed up at work the next day. There has been no sign of him since. No cell phone activity, no bank activity…nothing. Posters and billboards are now scattered throughout the village and surrounding area, in the hope that someone will come forward with information about his disappearance.

    [​IMG]Ryan Shtuka Missing Person’s information- Photo Courtesy Facebook

    Douglas noted to her partner, Levi Iwaasa at the time, how difficult it must be for Shtuka’s mother and for the rest of his family, not knowing what happened to him.
    She never thought that weeks later, her own family would be going through a similar ordeal.

    26-year-old Marshal Iwaasa was last seen in Lethbridge Nov. 17. He was a student at SAIT, she says, and was in Lethbridge for a reading break, visiting his mother and other family. He was supposed to return to Calgary, but he never arrived".
     
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    ~bump~
    just passed the highway exit to Sun Peaks and thought of Ryan... still a case that I truly feel will be solved one day.
     
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    I was hoping that this holiday season that someone would come forward and provide some clues as to Ryan's whereabouts.
     
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    Tree wells have previously been discussed on Ryan's thread..
    https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/british-columbia/tree-wells-backcountry-guide-safety-1.5434197
    Jan 21, 2020
    rbbm.
    ''A pair of fatal accidents at ski resorts in the Kootenays over the weekend has outdoor enthusiasts warning of the dangers of tree wells: natural hazards that are found not only in the backcountry, but on resort slopes as well.

    Tree wells are deep pockets of loose snow found near the base of evergreen trees. Skiers and snowboarders who fall into the wells can often suffocate if help doesn't come quickly.

    Some of them, according to Vancouver-based backcountry skier and touring guide Byron Cole, are deep enough to swallow a six-foot-tall person.

    "If you do fall head first with your skis still above your head and your feet are still locked into the bindings, its almost impossible to get yourself out," said Cole.

    Running into trouble among the trees may have killed two men in separate ski resort incidents in the Kootenays this past weekend.''

    Whitewater, where the snowboarder was found, posted a bulletin about the dangers of tree wells less than a week before the man's death''.
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    Frame stills from a video about the hazards of tree wells show a skier plunging head first into a depression of powder near the base of a tree. (Courtesy DeepSnowSafety.org)
    "If you do try to get yourself out, you can knock more snow off the tree ... and you can further bury yourself," he said.''
     
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