SOURCE: Missing Children Society of Canada

Missing Children Society of Canada

May 15, 2017 10:23 ET

Ten Missing Children Cases In ten Days: Shelly-Anne Bascu

CALGARY, AB--(Marketwired - May 15, 2017) - The Missing Children Society of Canada will be highlighting 10 cases leading up to International Missing Children's Day on May 25th with the hope that the public can provide answers for our searching families.

Shelly-Anne Bacsu of Hinton, Alberta has been missing since 1983.

At the time she disappeared, Shelly-Anne was 16 years old. It was May 3, around 8:15 p.m. and she had just left her friend's house in the Sunset Trailer Park to walk the seven-kilometre trip home. Her route took her west on Highway 16 through Hinton, then north on Highway 40.

Witnesses reported seeing Shelly-Anne, carrying school books, walking along the shoulder of Highway 16, around what was then the western edge of town.

A dark-coloured van was also seen in the area at that time and some reports suggested it was stopped at the side of the road, not far from where the teenage girl was last seen. Shelly-Anne never made it home.

Despite an extensive search at the time, neither the van, nor its occupants were ever found. Shelly-Anne was also never seen again, although several days after she went missing, some of her belongings were found near the Athabasca River, not far from the outskirts of Hinton.

Shelly-Anne then had a slim build and at 5' tall she was 93 pounds, with brown eyes, long brown hair and a freckled complexion. When she left her friend's house that May evening, she was wearing blue and grey runners, a burgundy velour v-neck sweater and blue jeans. She is Caucasian and has a scar on her forehead.

If you have anything to share about Shelly-Anne Bascu or this case, contact Hinton RCMP at 780-865-2455.

About Missing Children Society of Canada (MCSC)

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  • Media Contact:
    Michael Ferguson
    Missing Children Society of Canada