North American Missing Persons Network
Robert Scott Ellis

Above Image: Ellis, circa 1973

Vital Statistics at Time of Disappearance

  • Missing Since: June 27, 1973 from Reed Lake, Manitoba
  • Classification: Missing
  • Date Of Birth: March 8, 1946
  • Age: 27 years
  • Height: 5'10"; (177.8cm)
  • Weight: 181 lbs.; (82.10kgs)
  • Hair Color: Brown
  • Eye Color: Unknown
  • Race: White
  • Gender: Male
  • Distinguishing Characteristics: Unknown
  • Case Number: MB10051 74-500-32; MB10067 1992 -2168

  • Details of Disappearance
    Robert Scott Ellis and a friend headed out fishing on June 27, 1973. They left in the morning around 9:30 am heading for
    the islands and fished. They stopped for lunch and then continued fishing along the shore. At 6:00 pm they decided to
    return home. While fishing the two failed to notice the change in the weather, and the water was rough with white caps.
    They took in water over the sides of the canoe. None the less, they made some progress until one wave rolled the canoe.
    Both men hung onto the canoe and for about 4 hours. Ellis eventually tired and let go of the canoe. The friend eventually
    reached shore and reported the incident. Dragging and diving operations were intiated and the results were negative. Ellis
    is presumed to have drown. No foul play is suspected in this case.

    Investigating Agency
    If you have any information concerning this case, please contact:
    Winnipeg RCMP
    (204) 983-5461

    Source Information
    Manitoba Chiefs of Police