Alvin Edwin Matlock

alvin_matlock_001Alvin Edwin Matlock is a U.S. Army Veteran who went missing in the spring of 1951 from the Spokane, Washington area.  Prior to his disappearance, Alvin Matlock was living on Brown’s Mountain in Spokane County, Washington.  Alvin Matlock was reported missing after he failed to show for a family celebration on Thanksgiving Day 1951.  When he failed to show, his mother drove to his cabin on Browne Mountain and found the cabin empty and his vehicles gone.  Alvin Matlock had apparently expressed an interest in moving to Alaska and the family was initially told that he had done so.  According to an article in The Spokesman Review, there were rumors going around town that Alvin Matlock was having an affair with a married woman and had got into a fight with her husband when they were discovered. The married woman supposedly shot Alvin Matlock during the fight and “he was crying for help and they just let him die“.  No body was ever recovered and a mention in the case information in the National Missing and Unidentified Persons Database (NAMUS) says that foul play is suspected in his disappearance.

Alvin Edwin Matlock was 20 years old as of the date he went missing in spring of 1951.  Alvin Matlock stands 5 feet 6 inches tall and weighed approximately 145 pounds.  Alvin Matlock has brown hair and brown eyes.

If you have any information about the whereabouts of Alvin Edwin Matlock, contact the Spokane County Sheriff’s Office, Detective Mike Ricketts, at  509-477-6646 reference case # 07-801045. (NamUs MP # 13670)

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