Last night on Twitter I noticed a retweet from the account of Red Sox starter Jon Lester. He mentioned that a close friend of reliever Daniel Bard’s was missing and hadn’t been seen nor heard from since May 24th. So I joined in and retweeted Lester’s tweet to spread the word.
Yes, a New York Yankees fan who intensely dislikes the Boston Red Sox is helping out because in the end, the rivalry is only on the field and for the fans, it’s only in the stands.
Matt Hill is 26 years old and was last seen in the DC area at the Verizon Center around 10:30a. Both Matt and his car are missing.
Below is an article from a local station in Charlotte, North Carolina where Matt is from:
CHARLOTTE — Family members and friends are turning to the public for help finding Matt Hill. The East Mecklenburg High School and Elon University graduate was last seen Tuesday morning in Washington, D.C.
Hill’s father, Holger Hill, said he works for Campus Outreach at George Washington University. His father said Matt dropped a student off around 10:45 a.m. near the Verizon Center and hasn’t been seen since.
On Friday, Matt’s father said D.C. Police upgraded the case to a critical status and the FBI is expected to get involved as well.
Matt’s phone was used around 11:45 a.m. and his debit card used at a gas station in Arlington, Va, around 12 p.m. Authorities are currently working to get surveillance pictures. Matt Hill played baseball at East Mecklenburg High and Elon University. His dad said he is outgoing and easy to get along with.
“Matt is the type of person every mother dreams their daughter brings home. That’s what kind of guy he is. Compassionate, tender hearted, rational, very logical,” said Holger Hill.
Andrew Holbrook knows Matt Hill through the outreach program at Christ Covenant Church in Matthews. Holbrook saw him last weekend and said nothing seemed out of the ordinary.
“We’re holding out hope,â€ said Holbrook. â€œWe don’t know where he is, we believe in a God who does know where he is.”
A Facebook page has been set up to help with the search. If you have any information that could help in the investigation, call D.C. police at (202) 715-7378.
If you live in the DC area and you want to volunteer to help in the search you can contact:
Family Contact: Holger Hill 704-839-9699
DC Metro Office Contact: RW Kennedy 202-715-7300 (precinct number)
Detective McClam: 202-730-1903
Missing Persons Case # 073-157
Detective in Montgomery County: Rod Stevens