What is known about Ryan’s disappearance?

Ryan’s home town is Beaumont, Alberta. He had moved to Sun Peaks on December 1st, 2017 with his childhood friend; both had intentions to work through the winter season.


Ryan worked the day of Friday February 16th, 2018. He went home after work to the residence he shared with his roommates. Later that evening, they went as a group to a Silent Disco event hosted by a local pub. Much later in the evening the group left the pub to attend a party at a residence just a few minutes away from their own. This was in keeping with Ryan’s ordinary behaviors – he socialized with his friends and was not given to going off without them.


One of his roommates grew tired and left the party to walk home. A short time later his second roommate also decided to go home. Ryan was seen standing up – it was believed he was putting on his coat and shoes. That roommate left the party with the belief that Ryan was right behind him. The time was approximately 2:10 AM on Saturday February 17th, 2018.


When Ryan’s roommates discovered Ryan had not shown up for his regular shift at work on Saturday February 17th, 2018, they contacted police and filed a missing person’s report. Missing work was out of character for Ryan.


Ryan has not used his cell phone or been active on social media since he was last seen by his second roommate immediately prior to him leaving the house party.

What was Ryan wearing at the time of his disappearance?

Ryan was wearing dark jeans, a white and gray t-shirt, a navy blue jacket, grey vans shoes and a burgundy coloured ball cap. The logo on the ball cap is unique to the rugby team he plays on and reads: Nor-Wester Athletic Association.


Ryan is 20 years old with blonde hair and brown eyes. He is 6 feet tall and weighs about 180 pounds.

A poster outlining these items can be found

Who do I contact if I have information regarding Ryan’s disappearance?

Any information should be taken to Kamloops RCMP at 250-828-3000 regardless of how insignificant you might believe it to be.

Alternatively, you can make an anonymous submission by calling Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 or submit a tip online at Kamloops Crimestoppers.


Please do not post tips in the public group.


If you wish to share your tip with the family you can do so by sending an email to: findryanshtuka@gmail.com or here


What has been done to locate Ryan?

Ground searches took place every day for the first five months of Ryan’s disappearance. Since then monthly searches take place as the weather permits.


There have been three formal searches involving RCMP and Kamloops SAR that included canine units, drones with infrared cameras, snowmobiles, the RCMP’s AIR 4 helicopter and upwards of 40 – 60 SAR technicians and 70 volunteers. March 7th through 9th, 2018 the  Canadian Search and Disaster Dogs Association (CASDDA) arrived and searched for Ryan.

Have surveillance cameras been checked?

RCMP and this group have made repeated requests of community residents to voluntarily check any security, trail or dash cam footage in their possession and share any information found with police. Residents were advised to not only look for Ryan’s presence in the footage but also any other people or vehicles that were in the vicinity during the time he went missing.


While there are surveillance cameras that were installed by the Sun Peaks corrperation that view the single road into the resort and other areas of the village, these camers were not operational at the time of Ryan’s disappearance.


Any information submitted to police becomes part of their investigation and is not likely to be shared with the public unless doing so will advance the investigation.

Have his cell phone, social media accounts, and banking transactions been
tracked and follwed up on?



Family and police are following up on every possible avenue that might indicate any sort of activity.


To date, there is no indication that Ryan has made use of his cell phone, social media accounts or bank account.

What tools have been used in search efforts?


Metal detectors, avalance probes, shovels, snowshoes, snowmobiles, excavators, drones, infared cameras, helicoptors, canine and more. 

What can I do to help in ongoing search efforts?

If you are local to the area or able to travel to the area, Ryan’s family welcomes and greatly appreciates searches of the area.


Follow updates on MISSING: RYAN SHTUKA  Facebook group for organized searches in the future.

How do I donate to ongoing search efforts?

Ryan’s Go Fund Me can be found here.

Where can I find posters to print?

Posters can be found here.

What are the funds used for?

Ongoing search efforts, travel (between Beaumont & Sun Peaks, advertising (billboards, poster, decals, newspapers, other), counselling, equipment rentals, private investigators and other things that you would never need to purchase unless your child went missing in a remote ski resort.

I am a medium/ intuitive/ psychic/ seer or I know of one.
How can I contact the family?

Many families with a missing person choose to make use of a psychic as part of their search effort.


Ryan’s family is currently working with two individuals they are very comfortable with.


If you feel you have some concrete information to share with the family you are welcome to use the submission form