The missing person's report always seem to contain the essentials, as Sergeant Friday would say, "Just the facts, ma'am." There is always more to a disappearance than is reported, but a lot of it is conjecture or based on emotion. It often seems that these important details come out in news stories or interview, or on sites like this from people who were around at the time. Such is the case for me in relation to Shelly Anne Bacsu.
My family moved to Hinton right around the time of the disappearance. As someone already mentioned, she had an older brother named Tim, who worked with my dad. This connection provided more details in the case than were officially reported.
I do recall the rumor mentioned that he bones were found when they were clearing land west of Hinton to build the Parks West Mall. There were bones found, but apparently there were animal remains.
The finding of her clothes and textbooks by the river always mystified me. Was she taken there willingly? That would surprise me because she was supposed to meet her mom. She called her mom to get a ride home, and instead of waiting she decided to start walking and meet up with her. I can only imagine how her mom probably wished that she said at her friend's house and waited to be picked up.
I recall a detail that was reported in some places, and that Red Fox mentioned, that Shelly Anne got into gray van with BC license plates. I wonder if this is part of the basis for her being added to the Highway of Tears list.
I think the most eerie piece of information that I have heard was that the family was contacted by whoever kidnapped her. My dad told me the family was called late one might and told that they should stop looking for Shelly-Anne because they would never find her. Was it a crank call? From what I was told it was real, or at least the family saw it that way.