Vital Statistics at Time of Disappearance
Missing Since: April 28, 2002 from Bristol, Tennessee
Classification: Endangered Missing
Age: 24 years old
Height and Weight: 5’8, 170 pounds
Distinguishing Characteristics: Caucasian male. Brown hair, blue eyes. Matney normally shaved his head at the time of his April 2002 disappearance. He has a tattoo of The Incredible Hulk on his upper right arm and a tattoo of Batmanand Gotham City on his upper left arm.
Clothing/Jewelry Description: A navy blue long-sleeved shirt, jeans, a blue University Of Florida Gators hat imprinted with the letter “F” and a gold rope chain.
Details of Disappearance
Matney was last seen in Bristol, Tennessee on April 28, 2002. He was outside Confetti’s Sports Bar in the 3200 block of West State Street. The establishment is off of Exit 74-B along Interstate 81. Witnesses told authorities that Matney made a call from the bar’s pay phone, then sat inside his 1991 Ford Rangertruck in the parking lot, talking to an unidentified person in another truck. He He has never been heard from again.Matney’s truck was discovered abandoned in the bar’s parking lot five days after his disappearance. His checkbook was sitting on the dash, but there was no other evidence at the scene. There has not been any activity on Matney’s bank account since April 2002. He is known to have made eight telephone calls on his calling card around the time of his disappearance, but most of the numbers he called have been lost.
Authorities believe that Matney may have departed from the bar with an acquaintance. His disappearance remains unsolved.
If you have any information concerning this case, please contact:
- Bristol Police Department423-764-TIPS