Perry Grant Matheson
Matheson, approximately 1978 (fifteen years prior to his disappearance; more recent photos are unavailable)
Date reported missing : 09/30/1993
Missing location (approx) :
Missing classification : Endangered Missing
Gender : Male
Age at the time of disappearance: 51 years old
Height / Weight : 5'11, 186 pounds
Distinguishing characteristics, birthmarks, tattoos
: Caucasian male. Brown hair, blue eyes. Matheson has scars on his hands.
Information on the case from local sources, may or may not be correct : Matheson was last seen in Barre, Vermont at 9:30 a.m. on September 30, 1993. He lived with his brother at the time of his disappearance. His brother said Matheson was upset over his mother's recent illness. He left at 9:30 a.m., driving his 1989 Toyota Corolla. He has never been heard from again.
His car was later found abandoned and burned near Kankangamus Highway in the White Mount National Forest in Albany, New Hampshire. An extensive search of that area turned up no sign of Matheson. His case remains unsolved.
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Vermont State Police
September 2021 updates and sources
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Vermont State Police
October 12, 2004. March 19, 2016; Distinguishing characteristics, birthmarks, tattoos
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