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RCMP hope one year anniversary of Ryan Shtuka's disappearance will generate tips

The parents of Ryan Shtuka, Heather and Scott Shtuka, speak to the media on Friday, Feb. 15, 2019, to mark the one year anniversary of their son's disappearance.
February 15, 2019 - 11:48 AM

KAMLOOPS - Ryan Shtuka's parents renewed their calls today for anyone with information about their son's disappearance to come forward.

Heather and Scott Shtuka travelled from their Alberta home to Kamloops for a media conference today, Feb. 15, at the Kamloops RCMP detachment to mark the one year anniversary since Ryan mysteriously vanished after attending a house party in the early morning of Feb. 17, 2018 at Sun Peaks.

Kamloops RCMP Cpl. Jodi Shelkie says they are hoping by marking the date someone might remember something that could help police in their investigation.

"Perhaps that will jog somebody's memory," she says. "Perhaps somebody was in Sun Peaks a year ago and then they'll remember 'Oh yes, I was there a year ago at this time.'"

Even if a person didn't see something suspicious but remembers something out of the ordinary, police encourage them to speak to police.

Ryan's mom said she and her husband will continue to travel from Alberta to Sun Peaks every month until their son is found. 

"I can't live in those in between times," Heather said. "I'm going to continue every month."

Kamloops RCMP receive tips weekly on Ryan's case, but no evidence has been found.

"Somebody knows something," Kamloops RCMP detachment commander Supt. Syd Lecky said. "We really need the support from the public, that's what really matters."

Ryan was last seen in the early morning hours of Feb. 17, 2018. When he failed to show up to for work and did not return home he was reported missing. Over the last year, many searches have been conducted by Kamloops Search and Rescue, police dog services, RCMP helicopters, along with private searches by friends and family.

For past stories on Ryan Shtuka go here.

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