Rodney John Olsen

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Above: Olsen, circa 1986

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Vital Statistics at Time of Disappearance

  • Missing Since: October 18, 1986 from Mason City, Iowa
  • Classification: Endangered Missing
  • Date Of Birth: October 1, 1954
  • 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.
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    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.

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    Investigating Agency
    If you have any information concerning this case, please contact:
    Cerro Gordo County Sheriff's Office
    515-421-3000

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    Source Information
    Iowa Missing Person Information Clearinghouse
    The Globe Gazette
    Iowa Cold Cases

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    Updated 2 times since October 12, 2004.

    Last updated July 1, 2015; distinguishing characteristics updated.

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