WHAT IS KNOWN ABOUT RYAN’S DISAPPEARANCE?
Ryan’s home town is Beaumont, Alberta. He had moved to Sun Peaks in December 2017 with his best 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 one of the local pubs. 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 HE WENT MISSING?
Ryan was wearing dark jeans, a white and gray t-shirt, a navy blue jacket, grey vans shoes and a burgundy coloured ball cap as shown below. 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.
WHAT HAS BEEN DONE TO TRY AND LOCATE RYAN?
Ground searches have taken place every day since Ryan was reported as missing.
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.
There have also been informal searches carried out by Ryan’s family, friends, and local residents on a daily basis. March 7th through 9th, 2018 the Canadian Search and Disaster Dogs Association (CASDDA) arrived and searched for Ryan.
I HAVE INFORMATION RELATED TO RYAN’S DISAPPEARANCE.
WHO SHOULD I CONTACT?
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.
I WOULD LIKE TO CONTRIBUTE TO FUNDS FOR THE ONGOING SEARCH EFFORT.
HOW CAN I DO SO?
Please go to: www.gofundme.com/helping-to-find-ryan
WHERE CAN I FIND A POSTER TO SHARE?
Please go to SUPPORT THE CAUSE – PRINTABLE POSTERS to find a copy of the most recent poster. You can download a copy and print as many posters as you would like to put up or distribute as flyers.
HAS HIS CELL PHONE, SOCIAL MEDIA SITES AND BANKING TRANSACTIONS BEEN FOLLOWED 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 CAN I DO TO HELP IN THE GROUND 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
WILL METAL DETECTORS BE HELPFUL?
Metal detectors have been used along with avalanche probes, shovels, snowshoes, snowmobiles, excavators, and more.
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.
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.
I AM A MEDIUM / INTUITIVE / PSYCHIC / SEER OR 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 send them an email at: firstname.lastname@example.org