North American Missing Persons Network
Shane Lynn Olecka

Above Image: Olecka, circa 1979

Vital Statistics at Time of Disappearance

  • Missing Since: December 2, 1979 from Molson, Manitoba
  • Classification: Missing / Foul Play Suspected
  • Date Of Birth: December 11, 1963
  • Age: 16
  • Height: 5'3"; (160.02cm)
  • Weight: 119 lbs.; (53.97kgs)
  • Hair Color: Brown
  • Eye Color: Blue
  • Race: White
  • Gender: Male
  • Clothing: Beige gloves, blue 3/4 length parka with
    fur trimmed hood and brown boots.
  • Case Number: MB10006 79-1903; MB10067 79-3239; MB10067 82-1930

  • Details of Disappearance
    On December 3, 1979 Shane Olecka was reported missing to the Beausejour RCMP. Olecka was last seen leaving his home on
    December 2, 1979, to go rabbit hunting. Olecka was an experienced woodsman and there was no logical reason for him to be
    overdue. The weather conditions worsened to 'blizzard like' on December 3 and made the search efforts very difficult. The
    police conducted ground searches consisting of RCMP members, the police dog, members from the Canadian Forces Base and local
    volunteers. The ground search continued until December 8, 1979 and was then terminated due to bad weather. At the end of the
    searches, no trace of Shane had been detected. Olecka has not been located and his whereabouts remain unknown.

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

    Source Information
    Manitoba Association of Chiefs of Police