Mounties seek public’s help to locate missing Alta. couple


Family members of an Alberta couple are concerned for the well-being of their loved ones, who haven’t been seen since Wednesday.

Airdrie RCMP received a report on Oct. 2 from the family of Melanie and Richard Kraska, a married couple, from whom they had not heard anything in several days.

Officials say the disappearance is out of character for them and there is a concern for their safety.

Police have conducted a search, but have not yet turned up any evidence to help them.

It’s believed the Kraskas are together, possibly driving a gold-coloured, 2011 model Jeep Grand Cherokee bearing Alberta licence plate BLH2361.

Melanie Gayle Kraska, 52, is described as:

  • 5’7″ (170 centimetres) tall;
  • 150 pounds (68 kilograms);
  • Blonde hair;
  • Hazel eyes and;
  • Light complexion.

Richard John Kraska, 60, is described as:

  • 6′ (183 centimetres) tall;
  • 180 pounds (82 kilograms);
  • Gray hair;
  • Brown eyes;
  • Light complexion and;
  • Moustache.

Airdrie RCMP are asking anyone with any information on Melanie and Richard’s whereabouts to please call them at 403-945-7200.

If you wish to remain anonymous, you contact Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS), online at or by using the “P3 Tips” app available through the Apple App or Google Play Store.

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