Aleksey Leonidvich Shelest

Shelest, circa 2016

  • Missing Since 05/18/2016
  • Missing From Squaw Valley, California
  • Classification Endangered Missing
  • Date of Birth 06/11/1982 (36)
  • Age 33 years old
  • Height and Weight 5'10, 150 pounds
  • Distinguishing Characteristics Caucasian male. Black hair, brown eyes. Shelest has a scar on his left arm. He was clean-shaven at the time of his disappearance.

Details of Disappearance

Shelest was last seen in Squaw Valley, California on May 18, 2016. He was asked to move out of his residence. When his landlord went to check if he was still there, Shelest was gone, but his pets and personal belongings were left behind. He has never been heard from again. He was reported missing on May 29.

Authorities theorized Shelest's disappearance was related to the disappearance of another Squaw Valley man, Donnie Lee, who was last seen in November 2016. In August 2017, they searched Buford King's rural property in the 37000 block of Squaw Valley Road for evidence in both men's cases. King was arrested on unrelated charges of felony assault with a firearm and felony possession of explosives.

Investigators didn't find any evidence about the two men's disappearances on King's property, and it's unclear whether he's a suspect in either case. Lee and Shelest's disappearances remain unsolved.

Investigating Agency

  • Fresno County Sheriff's Department 559-600-8403

Updated 1 time since October 12, 2004. Last updated April 4, 2018; casefile added.