WA WA - Matthew Garnes, 16, Tacoma, 26 Dec 1984

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  1. Michle315

    Michle315 New Member

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    http://www.doenetwork.org/cases/4363dmwa.html

    Matthew Paul Garnes
    Missing since December 26, 1984 from Tacoma, Pierce County, Washington
    Classification: Endangered Missing

    Vital Statistics

    * Date Of Birth: July 26, 1968
    * Age at Time of Disappearance: 16 years old
    * Height and Weight at Time of Disappearance: 5'7"; 135 lbs.
    * Distinguishing Characteristics: White male. Brown hair; hazel eyes. Freckles.
    * Dentals: X-Rays available

    Circumstances of Disappearance

    Matthew left home on December 26, 1984. He told his parents that he was going to Portland, OR. He has not been heard from since.
    Student at Curtis High School, baseball team member, part-time job at Texaco. Left in '74 Plymouth Duster.

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

    Pierce County Sheriff's Office
    253-798-7530

    Agency Case Number: 84362306
     
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  3. SheWhoMustNotBeNamed

    SheWhoMustNotBeNamed Former Member

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    Matthew has been missing for 26 years now. Come home soon.
     
  4. Trident

    Trident Well-Known Member

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    Portland, Oregon again? You mean the place that has the naked bike parade and prides itself on being weird; the same place were sailors were shanghied in the tunnels and Miranda, Ashley, and Kyron went missing on the outskirts? Sounds like an interesting city.
     
  5. SheWhoMustNotBeNamed

    SheWhoMustNotBeNamed Former Member

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    BUMPING for Matthew. Still missing after 28 years. :(
     
  6. Satch

    Satch Well-Known Member

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    Sadly,

    There is so little information. Why was Matthew going to Portland Oregon? Who if anybody did he know there? What were his moods leading up to his disappearance? It was the day after Christmas in 1984 when Matt vanished? Did the holidays play a role in Matt's decision to leave home?

    Are his parents or other relatives still living who may be willing or able to submit DNA to the Missing Children Databases? The answers to any of these questions could open up leads in this case.

    Satch
     
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    rosario New Member

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    Really sad bumping
     
  8. dotr

    dotr Well-Known Member

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    Bumping and wondering before checking to see if Matt was ever considered as Grateful Dead Doe?
     
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    dotr Well-Known Member

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    Bumping.
    Matthew's family must really miss and wonder what happened to him, especially this time of year.

    Hoping to find a news article about Matthew, but could not seem to find anything, unfortunately.
    From the link, these little details might help identify him..

    http://doenetwork.org/cases/4363dmwa.html
    rbbm.
    "Scars/Tattoos: 3 inch scar on his right cheek and old fractures on upper right foot and right elbow
    Clothing: Black leather jacket Wilson's house leather, sleeveless black Iron Maiden t-shirt, jeans (waist size 30), black/maroon/gray scarf, Nike tennis shoes size 9 1/2, and a silver chain necklace".
     
  11. dotr

    dotr Well-Known Member

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    Maybe somebody out there remembers seeing Matthew driving this car, or seeing it abandoned somewhere - who knows, maybe it is just sitting in a lot somewhere?

    Bumping for Matthew.. from the Doe N....
    rbbm.


    "Circumstances of Disappearance
    Matthew left home on December 26, 1984. He told his parents that he was going to Portland, OR. He has not been heard from since.
    Student at Curtis High School, baseball team member, part-time job at Texaco. Left in a gold 1974 Plymouth Duster with a Washington license plate BUX-160."


    Suggested Matthew on this thread.
    http://www.websleuths.com/forums/sh...om-quot-TShirt-Nov-95&p=11352674#post11352674
     
  12. dotr

    dotr Well-Known Member

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    This is a good article from 2012, with lots of easily displayed photos, of people missing in the Washington area.
    Matthew's page..

    http://www.seattlepi.com/local/arti...ase-missing-persons-3442104.php#photo-2749187

    "Matthew Garnes, then 16, disappeared Dec. 26, 1984, from Tacoma. He told his parents that he was going to Portland, Ore, and has not been heard from since. The Washington State Patrol missing persons unit can be reached at 1-800-543-5678; National Center for Missing and Exploited Children hotline is 1-800-843-5678 (1-800-THE-LOST). More information on missing persons is also available at findthemissing.org.
    Photo: Law Enforcement Agencies"

    >>snip>>

    "Counted among the hundreds of missing Washingtonians reported over the years are dozens who vanished under suspicious circumstances and have not been found. Take a look through a collection of Washington missing persons cold cases collected from the early 1960s to 1992"
     
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    dotr Well-Known Member

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    Bumping for Matthew and wondering if there is any more personal information about him, like his favorite kind of music, or any particular habits.
    Was he right or left handed, was he quiet or out-going? What was his interest in going to Oregon, was it to see a girl, or a favorite band?
     
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    I don't mean to make light of Matthew's disappearance or judge his lifestyle but as one whose birth date is only three weeks earlier than Matthew's in 1984 just about every kid selling weed on any given street corner was wearing pretty much this exact outfit. Given that Oregon has a long and storied history of cannabis production I wonder if perhaps Matthew didn't get murdered in Portland by weed producers who took one look at a kid who was 5'7" 135# and figured they might as well keep the weed and the money too.
     

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