TOPANGA – The family of a 21-year-old missing man, whose car was found abandoned near Topanga on August 11, 2018, renewed his appeal Thursday to the public aid to find him, publishing hundreds of photographs taken by means of a drone in the region. his last known place.
Matthew Jonathan Weaver Jr. was last seen on August 10 in the 2,600 block of Stearns Street in Simi Valley. Later that day, he sent a friend a text message from Las Rosas Overlook near Stunt and Saddle Peak Roads in the Santa Monica Mountains National Recreation Area. Early the next morning, his vehicle was found abandoned in this area.
Weaver had just moved to Granada Hills shortly before his disappearance. He has been described as a white male, 5 feet 10 inches tall and weighing about 140 pounds, with brown hair and hazel eyes.
On Thursday, Weaver's family released 797 photographs of drones and associated GPS and other Google Earth data from the region that would have been its last known location. The high-resolution photos, taken by drone by Brad Baker of Chris Nelson & Associates in cooperation with Mountain Restoration Trust, can be viewed at the following address: www.matthewweaver.tips.
At a press conference in mid-October, Weaver's family announced a reward of up to $ 50,000 to help him find him. The reward remains in effect.
"We love him (and) we miss him so much," said Matthew Weaver, father of his son. "So, help us find out what happened to him. Stay strong, Matthew, we'll meet you again.
Information that anyone who may wish to report after viewing the photos – as well as any general advice – may be submitted, by name or anonymously, on the same website or by phone at (800) 358-3830. Prognosers may also call the LAPD's missing persons service at (213) 996-1800 or 911. They may also call Crime Stoppers at (800) 222-TIPS.