Vernon “Cody” Matthews is still missing.
The 23-year-old UC Berkeley student disappeared from his family’s cabin near Pollock Pines in El Dorado County, where he planned to spend the summer. Matthews’ family last heard from him June 6, when he called his mother from the cabin. He told her he was going on a day hike and would phone in the evening when he returned.
During the week after his disappearance, teams including search and rescue dogs, four-wheel-drive vehicles, horses, helicopters and cadaver dogs searched the area but turned up no concrete leads as to Matthews’ whereabouts. His family and friends continue to post fliers, most recently in the Crystal Basin area and at the entrance to the Rubicon Trail, according to a website set up to assist in finding Matthews.
Anyone with information can contact the Matthews family via the website or call the El Dorado County sheriff’s dispatch center at (530) 621-6600.