Rodney John Olsen

Olsen, circa 1986

  • Missing Since 10/18/1986
  • Missing From Mason City, Iowa
  • Classification Endangered Missing
  • Sex Male
  • Race White
  • Date of Birth 10/01/1954 (65)
  • Age 32 years old
  • Height and Weight 6'0, 210 pounds
  • Distinguishing Characteristics Caucasian male. Brown hair, brown eyes. Olsen's hair was shoulder-length at the time of his disappearance.

Details of Disappearance

Olsen was last seen in Mason City, Iowa on October 18, 1986. He had a farm in a rural part of Mason City, where he lived with his young son. He had recently moved there from Britt, Iowa. Olsen reportedly left his residence at 1:00 a.m. to visit someone and never returned. He has never been heard from again.

Months after his disappearance, Olsen's black 1978 Pontiac Sunbird was found abandoned in a trailer park in Forest City, Iowa. There was no indication of Olsen's whereabouts at the scene. His case remains unsolved.

Investigating Agency

  • Cerro Gordo County Sheriff's Office 515-421-3000

Updated 2 times since October 12, 2004. Last updated July 1, 2015; distinguishing characteristics updated.