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Case File 4030DMMB


Robert Scott Ellis
Missing since June 27, 1973 from Reed Lake, Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada
Classification: Endangered Missing

Vital Statistics

  • Date Of Birth: March 8, 1946
  • Age at Time of Disappearance: 27 years old
  • Height and Weight at Time of Disappearance: 5'10"; 181 lbs.
  • Distinguishing Characteristics: White male. Brown hair.

Circumstances of Disappearance
Ellis was last seen in Reed Lake, Manitoba on June 6, 1973.
Ellis and a friend headed out fishing on June 27th 1973. They left in the morning around 9:30 am heading for the islands and fished. They stopped for lunch and then continued fishing along the shore. At 6:00 pm they decided to return home. While fishing the two failed to notice the change in the weather, and the water was rough with white caps. They took in water over the sides of the canoe. None the less, they made some progress until one wave rolled the canoe. Both men hung onto the canoe and for about 4 hours. Ellis eventually tired and let go of the canoe. The friend eventually reached shore and reported the incident. Dragging and diving operations were intiated and the results were negative.
Ellis is presumed to have drown. No foul play is suspected in this case.

If you have any information concerning this case, please contact:

Winnipeg RCMP

Agency Case Number: MB10051 74-500-32 / MB10067 1992-2168

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Source Information:
Manitoba Chiefs of Police

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