Gary Bruce Matthewson
Matthewson, approximately 2005
Date reported missing : 08/03/2005
Missing location (approx) :
Missing classification : Endangered Missing
Gender : Male
DOB : 02/28/1953 (68)
Age at the time of disappearance: 52 years old
Height / Weight : 6'0, 150 pounds
Description, clothing, jewerly and more : A blue denim shirt, blue trousers and sneakers.
Medical conditions : Matthewson sustained a head injury in a car accident just before his disappearance.
Distinguishing characteristics, birthmarks, tattoos
: Caucasian male. Gray hair, hazel eyes. Matthewson may use the last names Matthieson or Mathews, or the alia name James Ryan Richards. He wears upper dentures and he has a scar on his right cheek and tattoos on his right shoulder and both arms.
Information on the case from local sources, may or may not be correct : Matthewson was last seen in Fontana, California on August 3, 2005. That night he was in a car accident and sustained a head injury.
Witnesses came to help him, then went inside their home to call 911. When they came back outside, Matthewson was gone. He has never been heard from again. Few details are available in his case.
Other information and links : ncy
Fontana Police Department
September 2021 updates and sources
California Attorney General's Office
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October 12, 2004. January 2, 2018; Medical conditions : added, Distinguishing characteristics, birthmarks, tattoos
: and Information on the case from local sources, may or may not be correct : updated.
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