Above: Matthew circa, 1984
Vital Statistics at Time of Disappearance
Missing Since: December 26, 1984
Missing From: Tacoma, Pierce County, Washington
Classification: Endangered Missing
Date Of Birth: July 26, 1968
Age: 16 years old
Height and Weight: 5’7″ and 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: A 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
NCMEC Number: 665278
Details 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.
Matthew’s case remains unsolved.
If you have any information concerning this case, please contact:
Pierce County Sheriffs Office 253-798-7530