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Nobody
01-21-2013, 12:44 AM
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My friend Matt (Mathew Morris) has been missing for about a week. Last contact from him was Sunday the 13th to our friend Brandon. He had to of left his apartment sometime between late Sunday and early Tuesday since he and his car were gone when I went ot check on him mid day Tuesday. We have a missing person report on file with the Canton PD. He is about 5'10" age:36, between 180 - 200lbs, talks with a noticeable east New Jersey accent (says "yooz" instead of "Yous", "axe" instead of "ask" etc), wears glasses, his hair has very noticeable grey streaks despite only being in his 30's. Maybe wearing a light blue Seton Hall Pirates ball cap (it wasn't found in his apt when we looked), he'd likely be wearing work/hiking boots and grungy looking black pants. His car was found in the Emagine Theater lot. We've searched the retention ponds & woods behind the theater, the retention ponds and woods behind Wal Mart across the street. We've shown his picture around Wal Mart, Home Depot, the coney island he frequented, at the theater. We've called all the hospitals (St Marry's, St Joe's, UofM, Annapolis Garden City, etc) at this point looking for him or a John Doe matching his description.

If you see or hear anything please call the Canton PD at 734-394-5400

Thank you for any information you might have and please pass this along to anyone you know in SE Michigan


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Thruxtonbill
01-21-2013, 02:46 AM
Damn, I hope he turns up quick.

Bagger Dave
01-21-2013, 05:49 AM
Sorry to hear this....hope they find him

deep purple
01-21-2013, 07:25 AM
I will keep an eye out for him up here.

Gas Man
01-21-2013, 11:51 AM
Damn man. Hopefully there police get some good news soon.

In the mean time I put it on the front page for you!

Remo
01-21-2013, 12:30 PM
I will keep an eye out, I travel that area frequently and know all of the places you listed in the OP. Hopefully he is just hiding out for a few days. If he has a cell phone you might want to get in touch with his carrier, they can trace calls & messages to specific towers.

Moesride
01-21-2013, 01:46 PM
Sorry to hear this......maybe its like Remo said, just hiding out a bit. I'll keep an open eye as well.

Nobody
01-22-2013, 01:43 AM
I will keep an eye out, I travel that area frequently and know all of the places you listed in the OP. Hopefully he is just hiding out for a few days. If he has a cell phone you might want to get in touch with his carrier, they can trace calls & messages to specific towers.

His phone was found in his apt, dead. Last outgoing activity was the txt's from the 13th :( The police are tracking down his family in NJ and out in Vegas. And they've not seen any activity on his bank account. They're going to be getting a hold of the security camera footage from Emagine to see if they can spot when his car showed up in the lot and what direction he might have started wandering. Channel 4 ran a story on Sunday's 11pm news. A friend said Channel 2 ran a story Mon morning, as of Monday afternoon the Observe&Eccentric have the story up on their site, and another friend said one of the AM radio stations has run the story as well. Tuesday we're going to check around at any homeless shelter type place and hit the hospitals again. His diabetes meds were still in his apt so we're hoping for the best, but starting to preparing for the worst at this point.

Gas Man
01-22-2013, 08:38 AM
Wow man. What the hell.

Nobody
01-22-2013, 09:55 PM
Update: The Observer Eccentric spoke with my friend Mandy and will be running a print article in addition to the online article. A dog search of the woods behind the theater has been done with no results. My other friend Nora and some of my other friends did more canvasing up and down Ford Rd. Every place they stopped let them post a flyer with Matt's picture EXCEPT Emagine Theater where his car was found (they wouldn't even put h flyer & pic up back in the employee breakroom). I have also heard that the detective handling the case has had to seek a court order to get to look at the security camera videos.

Needless to say I won't be watching movies at Emagine anymore since they're pulling a dick move like this.

Gas Man
01-22-2013, 10:36 PM
That's crazy they are being such pricks. Put that on their Facebook wall.

Nobody
01-23-2013, 12:02 PM
Update: Wed 23

My boss from work called over to the theater and convinced them to put up a flyer (not sure if it'll be on the front desk or in the employee area, I'll find out more when I get to work later). Writer from the Observer called to check if anything had changed before they fire up the printer. Story will be in tomorrow's paper.

I Had friends sending word out on FB within minuets of hearing that they wouldn't let us put up the flyer yesterday. May have played a hand in lobbying them today since most of my friends from work tend to have lots of friends on/off of FB.

Thruxtonbill
01-23-2013, 12:14 PM
This really sucks, hoping it turns out well.

Mudpuppy
01-23-2013, 01:46 PM
sorry to hear that. hope he turns up quick. I live in that general area so I will keep an eye out as well.

Gas Man
01-23-2013, 02:01 PM
Either way glad to hear the theator is stepping up.

RedneckMedic
01-23-2013, 10:39 PM
Ill keep an eye out and I am also letting my coworkers no since we transport out of oakwood canton and other surrounding areas and are primary 911 for romulus and most of the downriver area so We'll be watching over here.

Nobody
01-24-2013, 10:01 PM
Ill keep an eye out and I am also letting my coworkers no since we transport out of oakwood canton and other surrounding areas and are primary 911 for romulus and most of the downriver area so We'll be watching over here.

Much obliged.

My friend Pete received an email from high up the Emagine food chain after firing off a FB post regarding their initial refusal to post a flyer.


Dear Peter, I have spoken to our Canton General Manager Casey Grace and she told me that Friday night, a Canton Police Officer had come into the theater and inquired about Matts vehicle (he had ran the plate and discovered it belonged to Matt Morris). The officer asked to view our outdoor surveillance cameras and Casey obliged. When they pulled up the footage, the car was not visible from the camera angle we had on that portion of the lot and then the officer left (and the car was towed). Emagine has a long history of complying with local law enforcement so Im not sure where your information came from. From time to time, we have had private individuals come in and ask to see our tapes concerning issues of a more-personal nature (to catch a cheating spouse, etc.) and in those instances, we would require a court order in order to produce a copy of our surveillance video.

If you know firsthand of another law enforcement individual coming in after the initial visit on Friday night that request to see the tape and they were denied, please let me know and I will gladly investigate further. I also told Casey that wed be more than happy to post some of Matts missing person flyers up at our entry to help out. I apologize for any confusion we have caused and you can rest assured that we are here to help. Thank you.

Gas Man
01-25-2013, 06:25 AM
Looks like a good CYA in public view response.

Gas Man
01-27-2013, 08:18 AM
Any updates?

Where did the link to the paper go?

Gas Man
01-27-2013, 08:38 AM
1ST LINK
http://www.hometownlife.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=2013130121017

2ND LINK
http://www.hometownlife.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=2013301240545

Nobody
01-27-2013, 08:52 AM
Update: There were 3 leads, but none panned out. One of my friends went to a psychic, with predictably vague results. We've pretty much hit a wall at tthis point.

Gas Man
01-27-2013, 08:53 AM
Fucksticks!

Anybody tried to get into his online accounts like facebook, twitter, myspace, WOW, etc...

Thruxtonbill
01-27-2013, 09:28 AM
Any chance he just wanted to dissappear?

Nobody
01-27-2013, 06:31 PM
Fucksticks!

Anybody tried to get into his online accounts like facebook, twitter, myspace, WOW, etc...


His comp was logged out so no way to get into any of the few online things he did.


Yeah Thrux, I've been considering that. With as long as he's been gone he either would have turned up in a local hospital from a lack of several of his meds, or his debit card would have had activity since he didn't keep enough cash on hand to get very far. Which gets my mental math adding up to not a pleasant thought, but a very possible one.

bombdog
01-28-2013, 10:49 AM
I dont know what his condition is but I could go without my diabetes meds for a while with no immediate life treating affects. I will keep look out I am not to far from there good luck brother.

Remo
02-17-2013, 12:53 AM
Any updates on your friend?

Nobody
02-18-2013, 04:06 AM
Nothing at all. Still no leads or clues.

Nobody
04-02-2013, 10:31 AM
They found his body yesterday, behind the Gardnerwhite, over into the industrial area, a bit east of the theater.

Gas Man
04-02-2013, 10:33 AM
Damn man... it saddens me to hear that.

Any ideas as to how long ago? Cause of death?

Nobody
04-02-2013, 10:37 AM
The Wayne Co. Medical Examiner is doing an autopsy, I'll hopefully have some details and answers when they finish. Only info I have at the moment is that he was found by a survey crew.

Thruxtonbill
04-02-2013, 10:46 AM
So sad, sorry to hear this.

Gas Man
04-02-2013, 10:47 AM
Damn that blows all the way around.

But at least now there is some closure for all involved.

Also feel bad for the survey crew...

RedneckMedic
04-02-2013, 11:53 AM
Sad to hear about the way this ended and it took so long for closure. Let us know when funeral arrangements are.

Nobody
04-02-2013, 04:10 PM
I'm getting conflicting info from several sources, as to where exactly his body was found, other than it was in Westland PD's jurisdiction, and the Canton PD was annoyed that Westland didn't call them up before moving the body. There's suppose to be a news story on Channel 4 evening news at 5 or 6pm, hopefully they'll have more concrete info.

Mudpuppy
04-02-2013, 04:34 PM
wow that sucks. sorry to hear it didn't end well. I was hoping he'd turn up somewhere and there would be a logical reason he'd been missing.

bombdog
04-02-2013, 04:34 PM
Real Sorry to hear that! My heart goes out to family and friends!

Moesride
04-02-2013, 06:11 PM
I am also saddened to hear about the loss of your friend. Thoughts and prayers go out to his friends and family.

Gas Man
04-02-2013, 07:05 PM
Got links to the news on this?

junkyardjon
04-02-2013, 07:29 PM
good to hear he's found but sorry to hear the bad news.

Bagger Dave
04-02-2013, 10:04 PM
sorry to hear about the loss of your friend.....thoughts and prayers

Nobody
04-02-2013, 10:32 PM
Thanks for the condolences .

The Click on Detroit article & clip (http://www.clickondetroit.com/Missing-Canton-Township-man-s-body-found-in-Westland/-/1719524/19563986/-/ebvf31/-/index.html#.UVtVr7aI0co.facebook)

Gas Man
04-02-2013, 10:44 PM
Man that blows. I'm sorry Dustin. I think I saw you in the vid.

Please let us know what the corner comes up with... saying they don't suspect foul play makes it even weirder.

Remo
04-02-2013, 11:36 PM
Sorry for your loss, I wonder what could have happened? His car was parked across Ford Rd. from where he was found, seems sort of odd to me...

Gas Man
04-18-2013, 10:36 PM
Any more updates? Leads?

Nobody
04-19-2013, 08:02 PM
I went down last week to confirm ID. The ME asked me some questions about his background & what not, they're going to try and get ahold of his relatives. I wished them good luck as the police haven't been able to get any of them to return calls since he went missing. Tox screen probably won't be back for another month or so. Basically I get to sit on my hands for a while before I can get anything rolling as far as a funeral goes. If the family doesn't step up, I'll probably have to go through the courts in order to handle funeral arrangements and burial since I am not family related.

Gas Man
04-19-2013, 09:46 PM
Well keep us updated... if I can, I'll come for respects...

Nobody
08-25-2013, 11:37 PM
I got the ME's report and went through it. Only chems in the system where his prescribed meds and alcohol. The ME ruled the death an accidental toxic interaction with the meds & booze. Which doesn't jive with what I know about my friend & his mental state, but my/his friends probably don't want to think about it very likely not being accidental. Tuesday I have an apt with the union's paid legal help to get the probate paperwork rolling so I can see about getting custody of his remains and get him cremated. The family is still a no show, which if they ever do turn up asking about his stuff, I'm making sure the first thing I hand them is his box of vhs porn tapes with a polite "I'm sure he'd want you to have these." It still boggles my mind that someone could just not give a shit about their son's death, even if they were estranged.

Mudpuppy
08-26-2013, 12:00 AM
Sorry to hear it's an unsolved mystery and his family is a no show.

Gas Man
08-26-2013, 02:00 PM
Damn man... that's some rough and weird shit (family aspect).

Chain
08-27-2013, 01:33 PM
It still boggles my mind that someone could just not give a shit about their son's death, even if they were estranged.


Yup!!!! Me and my only boy had it out about 5 years ago... he finally found out he was a DA, came back apologized just recently. BUT I never quit loving the shit head. Couldn't imagine NOT giving two shits.... My only fear in death is in being forgot.... sad.

Sorry for the loss.

Ultra AL
08-27-2013, 02:52 PM
Sorry to hear that Nobody. It's a shame that the family is behaving this way.

bombdog
08-29-2013, 12:02 PM
Dam that's messed up Sorry again for the loss....