North American Missing Persons Network
 
Ronnie Harper

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Above Image: Harper, circa 1966


Vital Statistics at Time of Disappearance

  • Missing Since: July 21, 1966 from Red Sucker Lake, Manitoba
  • Classification: Missing
  • Date Of Birth: August 31, 1949
  • Age: 16 years
  • Height: 5'9"; (175.26cm)
  • Weight: 146 lbs.; (66.22kgs)
  • Hair Color: Brown
  • Eye Color: Brown
  • Race: Native
  • Gender: Male
  • Distinguishing Characteristics: Unknown
  • Clothing: Blue nylon hooded jacket, black
    rubber boots, blue denim jeans.
  • Case Number: MB10111 1990-458; MB10067 1989-4413;
    MB10111 2007-823795


  • Details of Disappearance
    On July 21, 1966 a friend requested Harper to help him lift one of his nets out of the waters of Red Sucker Lake. The two
    men set off in a canoe. When they arrived at the site, the men pulled the line attached to the net, but it didn't move.
    Increasing their efforts, the men pulled harder, and the line attached to the weight came loose. The sudden shift caused
    both men to lose their footing and the canoe to overturn. The men attempted to move closer to shore by pushing the canoe.
    After a time, Harper told his friend he was too tired to hold on any longer. His companion continued moving the canoe.
    The survivor then realized Harper was no longer hanging on. Efforts to locate Harper were negative and it is presumed he
    drowned.


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


    Source Information
    Manitoba Chiefs of Police