Ward Olanna

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Above: Olanna, circa 1984

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Vital Statistics at Time of Disappearance

  • Missing Since: August 18, 1984 from Nome, Alaska
  • Classification: Endangered Missing
  • Distinguishing Characteristics: Native American male. Black hair, brown eyes.
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    Details of Disappearance

    Olanna was last seen in Nome, Alaska on August 18, 1984. He has never been heard from again.

    On September 10, Reuben S. Rock was charged with second-degree murder in Olanna's case. He was subsequently was later convicted. Both men were from Brevig Mission, Alaska. Prosecutors believe Rock stabbed Olanna to death during an argument. His remains have never been located, but foul play is suspected in his case due to the circumstances involved.

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    Investigating Agency
    If you have any information concerning this case, please contact:
    Nome Police Department
    907-443-5262

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    Source Information
    The Doe Network
    Court Records

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    Updated 2 times since October 12, 2004.

    Last updated June 11, 2016; details of disappearance updated.

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