The mother of a missing Abbotsford teen hopes a $25,000 reward helps solve the 20-year-old cold case.
Elzbieta Mikszan on Monday said an anonymous donor has come forward and offered $25,000 to anyone who can help locate the remains of her daughter, Olimpia Mikszan.
“Someone has a big heart,” she said of the reward.
Olimpia, 18, was living in a basement suite in Abbotsford, and was last seen on the morning of June 21, 1996.
“We are hoping for anything right now,” said Mikszan. “We hope every day for closure.”
Despite Abbotsford police publicizing the disappearance of the teenager, there have been few clues as to what happened. Olimpia was last seen outside her residence on the morning of June 21 and then the following day her friends went to visit her only to discover she was missing. Her friends contacted police.
Mikszan said not knowing what has happened to her daughter has been agonizing. “Every day it is very hard,” she said. “Especially holidays, birthdays, it is always hard and we think of her all the time.”
Olimpia has an older brother and two younger sisters, and they struggle with her disappearance, said Mikszan. “We are just praying there is someone who knows what happened,” she said.
Olimpia is Caucasian, 5-feet-2, has brown hair and brown eyes.
Her family came to Canada from Poland in 1990.
Abbotsford police Const. Ian MacDonald said they have had some tips about the case.