Neah Bay man reported missing

  • Thu Jan 16th, 2020 2:41pm
  • News

On the evening of Jan. 15 family members from Neah Bay contacted the Clallam County Sheriff’s Office to report that 38-year-old Neah Bay resident Mathew Warren Dean had gone missing and his family had not heard from him since the morning of Jan. 14 when he borrowed a family member’s car in order to go to Port Angeles.

On the evening of Jan. 14 family members received a Facebook message stating the vehicle Mathew Dean had been driving was in the ditch along Highway 112 near milepost 26 which is located about 10 miles southeast of Clallam Bay.

The person who located the vehicle saw foot tracks along the highway leading westbound away from the vehicle and back towards Neah Bay. The vehicle in the ditch had been reported to the Washington State Patrol during the morning of Jan. 15 and Troopers responded to the location of the vehicle.

The vehicle was in the ditch of the westbound lane and facing westbound a short distance west of milepost 26. The vehicle appeared to have driven off of the roadway and into a shallow ditch during the heavy snowfall that fell during the evening of Jan. 14 and into the next morning.

The vehicle Mathew Dean had been driving was a white 2007 Toyota Camry bearing Washington license BKP7728. Mathew Warren Dean is a 38 year old Native American male who is about 5 foot 10 inches in height, weighs about 155 pounds, and has brown hair and brown eyes. He was last known to be wearing black sneakers and black or Gray sweat pants.

The Clallam County Sheriff’s Office has entered Mathew Warren Dean into the WACIC\NCIC Database as a missing person. Deputies are currently canvassing homes in the area where the vehicle was located and contacting citizens in the Clallam Bay Sekiu community in an attempt to determine if anyone has seen Mathew Dean.

The Clallam County Sheriff’s Office is actively investigating this case and is seeking any information the public may have in regard to his whereabouts in order to confirm whether or not he is safe. Anyone having information that may help in locating Mathew Dean is asked to call Pencom at phone number 360-417-2459.

CASE No.: 2020-1186