Matthew Paul Garnes

Image: Matthew circa 1984

Vital Statistics at Time of Disappearance

Missing Since: December 26, 1984 from Tacoma, Pierce County, Washington

Classification: Endangered Missing

Date Of Birth: July 26, 1968

Age: 16 years old

Height and Weight: 5’7″; 135 pounds

Distinguishing Characteristics: White Male, Brown hair, Hazel eyes, Matthew has a 3 inch scar on his right cheek and healed fractures to his right elbow and right foot, he has a freckled complexion and he may use the nickname “Matt”

Clothing/Jewelry Description: Black leather jacket Wilson’s house leather, sleeveless black Iron Maiden t-shirt, jeans with a waist size of 30, black/maroon/gray scarf, Nike tennis shoes size 9 1/2, and a silver chain necklace

Circumstances of Disappearance

Matthew Garnes was last seen in Tacoma, Washington on December 26th 1984. He was last driving in his gold 1974 Plymouth Duster. It bore a Washington license plate number BUX-160.

Garnes reportedly told his parents that he was going to Portland, Oregon. He has never been seen or heard from since that day. Authorities initially believed that he ran away but the exact circumstances of his disappearance remain unknown.

Williams case remains unsolved.

Investigating Agency

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

Pierce County Sheriffs Office 253-798-7530

NCMEC Number: 665278

Source Information:

For The Lost

The Charley Project

The Doe Network

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