Rodney John Olsen

Above: Olsen, circa 1986


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.


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


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


    Updated 2 times since October 12, 2004.

    Last updated July 1, 2015; distinguishing characteristics updated.

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