Ohio Man Missing near Mt. St. Helens

posted by Brad Ford - 

The Cowlitz County Sheriff's Office searching for a man missing on the Blue Lake Trail off of Forest Road 81 near Mt. St. Helens.  

They are asking anyone who hiked the Blue Lake trail since last Thursday to call the Cowlitz County Sheriff's Office at 360-577-3092.    

40-year-old Matthew Matheny, of Warren, Ohio, was last seen at around 7 a.m. last Thursday when he left to go to Mt. St. Helens, driving a local friend’s gray Subaru Outback.  

Matheny’s friends filed a missing person report with Clark County Sheriff’s Office when he failed to return.

On Saturday, a Skamania County Sheriff’s deputy located the Subaru Outback at the Blue Lake Trailhead in Cowlitz County.  The vehicle was unoccupied. 

Matheny is a white male, 6-4, 230 pounds with brown hair and blue eyes.  He may be wearing a gray Cleveland Browns sweatshirt, shorts and sandals.

Cowlitz County Search and Rescue responded with ground search teams and Unmanned Aerial Surveillance operators.  

The Cowlitz County Sheriff’s Office would like to hear from anyone who may have seen Matheny or the vehicle since Thursday.

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