North American Missing Persons Network
Olimpia Lucia Mikszan

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Above Images: Mikszan

Vital Statistics at Time of Disappearance

  • Missing Since: June 21, 1996 from Abbotsford, British Columbia
  • Classification: Endangered Missing
  • Date Of Birth: January 23, 1978
  • Age: 18
  • Height: 5'2"
  • Weight: 135 lbs.
  • Hair Color: Auburn
  • Race: White
  • Gender: Female
  • Distinguishing Characteristics: Long, naturally curly hair. Eyebrow ring
    over right eye. She was born in Poland and speaks fluent Polish. When
    speaking English, she still has a slight Polish accent. A scar on her jaw.
  • Clothing: A blue jacket, black pants and a blue purse.
  • Jewelry: May be wearing a delicate gold-coloured chain of small white
    pearls, spaced about 40 millimetres apart, and a ring made of 14-karat
    reddish-coloured gold with a coral stone.
  • Case Number: 96-17301

  • Details of Disappearance
    Olimpia Mikszan, 18, was last seen on June 21, 1996, outside her rental suite. Having just completed high school with honours, the talented art student was disappointed she was not accepted into the Emily Carr Institute of Art and Design in Vancouver.

    Olimpia had recently told friends she was going on a hitchhiking trip across Canada and that she might go backpacking elsewhere in British Columbia. Police say she left nearly all her belongings at her residence. Her wallet with about $130 cash, a blue backpack and her Canadian citizenship papers were the only things missing.

    Though she’d been living on her own for about a year prior to her disappearance, Olimpia often visited her family for dinners and to take her two younger sisters on outings. Police are at a loss to explain what happened to her. Her mother describes Olimpia as caring, well mannered and clean living, a loving daughter and an “independent soul.”

    In 2016 an anonymous donor came forward to offer a $25,000 cash reward to anyone who locates, or gives information that solves the case.

    Investigating Agency
    If you have any information concerning this case, please contact:
    Abbotsford Police Department
    (604) 859-5225
    (800) 898-6111

    Source Information
    Abbotsford Police Department
    Reader's Digest
    National Centre for Missing Persons and Unidentified Remains