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    Matthew John Ferris (20) - Des Moines IA, 1991

    Vital Statistics at Time of Disappearance
    Missing Since: February 1991 from Des Moines, Iowa Classification: Endangered Missing
    Date Of Birth: November 15, 1970
    Age: 20 years old
    Height and Weight: 5'10, 140 pounds

    Distinguishing Characteristics: Blond hair, blue eyes. Ferris's nickname is Matt.
    Medical Conditions: Ferris was treated for depression during the months prior to his 1991 disappearance.

    Details of Disappearance
    Ferris initially left his family's residence in Des Moines, Iowa on July 25, 1990. He told his relatives that he was taking the day off from work to assist a friend moving into a new home. His family discovered a note from Ferris at their house later in the day, in which he offered a written apology for any pain caused by his disappearance. Ferris returned to his residence one week later and was apparently frightened. He underwent psychiatric counseling for the next six months and also enrolled at Iowa State University.
    Ferris's father told authorities that his son had been displaying manic tendencies before he vanished in February 1991. He also said that Ferris's cheerful demeanor was uncharacteristic of his son's usual mood at the time. Ferris departed from his family's home sometime during February 1991 and apparently traveled to Custer State Park in South Dakota. His loved ones believe he visited the park due to his interest in Native American folkore. Ferris's whereabouts since that time are unknown. His family reported him as a missing person to authorities on March 7, 1991. Ferris has never been heard from again and his case remains unsolved.


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